There is much to be done in the garden during the Winter but I have to say I do tend to leave the garden to it’s own devices much of the time. Of course there are the leaves to contend with which I collect only when they have all fallen, that way I only have to do the job once. The rest of the time I’m pruning or tending to the cuttings in the Polytunnel in readiness for my first
plant sale next April.
When I can’t get into the garden I turn to my other passion, Quilting.
This Christmas I’ve decided to make all my own presents for my family and friends. I’m sure they’ll appreciate them just as much.
Also when I was in the supermarket a few weeks ago I was about to buy my children an Advent Calender (it’s tradition … even though they are adults now) but I thought why don’t I make them this year. They can hang from any wall just the same as the cardboard variety.
I thought it would be a nice idea for them to pass them on to their own children when the time comes. It’s still very much work in progress but I plan to add pockets on each of the advent days and insert a special secret Christmas gift.
I’ve been quilting on and off for about 10 years and made lots of bed covers, cushion covers and wall hangings, but recently I’ve taken to making a few smaller items for presents, like these neat little key rings.
I’m planning my next project at the moment, a bed spread that tells the story of the garden and how it came together. Should be fun!
If you’d like to know more about quilting please feel free to drop me a note and I’d be glad to help you get started.