This is What Happens To Your Garden When You Discover Quilting Posted on August 31, 2013 by Mary Gray But I’ll be back eventually. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
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.
PULL! KILL! ERADICATE!