To garden is more than just to place plants in the ground and watch them grow. It is more than science, botany, methods and plants. There is the sense of creating something beautiful. A garden is made with style, color, design and often scent and of course, purpose. I look out at the snow that started in October and that has covered my garden, at times like a while fluffy blanket and at other times as a patchy quilt and I feel the desire to “make something”, because I cannot garden. This winter, this blog has been that “something”. Along with learning how to blog I have found enjoyment in finding Blotanical and the beautiful gardens, talented gardeners and writers that not only post their blogs, but visit other blogs and comment with wit and thought and graciousness. But, in years past I’ve made things. I bet you have too. Here are a couple examples of things I have made:
Years ago I made this baby blanket for our dear friends in Lincoln, Nebraska. I crocheted 12” squares with a pattern that I drew up on graph paper. John, the new dad, had won a cow mooing contest, put on by a dairy company, hence the cow. I finished the blanket as we drove from South Dakota to Nebraska. I had Ted stop along the road and stepped into the open corn field and he took a picture.
This second blanket was presented to a friend at her baby shower. I single crocheted the pattern into 12” squares. Then the squares were put together.
So, my dear friends, what “creative things” do you do when you cannot garden?