Black Walnut Dispatch
mossy, fecund thoughts about gardening and nature
But I’ll be back eventually.
I’ve been wondering what happened to you. Happy quilting!
Thanks, Barbara. I’m only on my second one, but I’ve gotten sucked in.
You’ll be back, and a good break from weather and watering! Now, to see your wit about quilting…
Hi David! I haven’t yet discovered the hilarious side of quilting but I am sure I will find it.
In the summer, I don’t do much more than water and deadhead. That leaves time for other things. I do gros point.
I had to look up gros point, Dierdre. It looks hard! I plan to get back out in the garden in a couple weeks when fall weather arrives.
Quilting eh? They could make very nice little mulch blankets for special plants during the winter……
I knit in the winter & garden in the warmer months. Gardening leaves my hands so rough & dirty that I don’t want handle my nice fiber. I also can’t stand handling wool when it’s hot out. Knitting has the advantage that it is easy to put down & walk away from (“Let me just finish this row . . . ). Trying to walk away from sewing, however, appears to be a very different story.
I hear you on the rough hands. I’m trying to be better about wearing gloves when gardening so that I don’t completely destroy my hands before I’m 50. And you are right, it’s kind of hard for me to walk away from a big sewing project, partly because it requires so much space and spreading out a bunch of supplies. Sounds like I should take up knitting.
Knitting can be just as bad. It leads to specialty yarns (& storage) then to spinning & dying, then . . . .
Yes, I can believe that. I’m already investigating how to dye fabric. I really need to quit my job so that I can pursue my hobbies full-time.
I think that quilting may be like gardening in that it seems to be about more than it’s about — it also works on the emotions and the spirit.
It gets you by using up old scraps or growing tomatoes. The next thing you know, you’re in a certificate program. I left quilting for gardening.
(And it can also mess up your hands. I almost never wore a thimble, and the tip of one of my fingers is still a bit numb.)
Sorry, I also love sewing. But the sight of field morning glory makes me hyperventilate.
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