Wander Through my Quilting Garden
While taking my daily wander through my garden this morning, my thoughts were taken back to memories of my Mother’s garden. Growing up amongst sprawling flowers of every type imaginable, Large Dahlia heads of vibrant colors. My Mother’s pride and joy !! My Father was the fruit and vegetable grower, between the two of them they created a restful, magical place. My own gardening skills leave a lot to be desired, but I have managed to create a garden that has a few of the lovely flowers and shrubs from my childhood. My husband is also a keen fruit and vegetable grower ( they say you marry someone like your Father haha ) My lovely husband has managed to create a garden where he has brought a whole community of friends working together to grow produce for their families. ( another story for another post )
Looking at the quilts I have created over the years, I see that somehow in my subconscious, memories of my Mother’s garden have had a big influence. Along with watching her sew the beautiful outfits she would lovingly make for myself and my brothers and sister, lining the four of us up in front of the impressive flowers that were out at the time to take a photo that would then be cemented in time and our memories.
Wander through my Quilting Garden with me.
No New Zealand Garden would be complete without one of our lovely Tui’s
I am looking forward to where the wander through my Quilting Garden takes me.