My Blog friend, turned real life friend, Patty from Lemon Lane Cottage asked me to participate in this little blog hop tour. I met Patty in real life, after having followed her blog and getting to know her through her beautiful words and photos. I have known Patty now for a few years, and can tell you that she is just as real, and warm in person, as she is on her blog. Patty and I share many things in common. Both of us married for a long time, with grown kids, and grandchildren about the same age as well. We both love to garden, and write, and sew and create. Patty is also a wonderful artist. If you haven't already been by to see her, please do stop by and say hello. You will be so glad you did!
I will answer the same questions that Patty was asked to answer on her blog.
Here we go!
1. What am I working on?
Creatively I am working on several things at once. Which is not unusual for me. I am working on a small crochet project for the house. And in my sewing room, I am working on getting several table toppers and lap size quilts machine quilted and bound so that I can display them. I usually have several things going on at one time. And always, a fair amount of WIP in my sewing room too!
2. How does my work differ from others?
I don't know that my work differs so much from others, but I do have many creative interests that keep me busy. From sewing and quilting, to crochet and knit. Then to gardening, raising chickens, and cooking and photography! I love to keep busy, and I love to write and take photos. So blogging seemed the perfect fit for me, and I have been faithfully keeping my blog since I first began, a good 5 years ago.
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
This is a hard question to answer. Let's take gardening. Why do I garden? Several reasons. One is that I love to cook. And I love to cook with fresh ingredients. But mostly, I garden because it soothes me, and brings me a great sense of peace. I am a go, go, go type of person. Gardening calms that in me.
A few years ago when I began to raise chickens, the gardening really took off for me. Having the fresh fertilizer here at my disposal, anytime I wanted it, has really bumped my garden up to the next level. The two really do go hand in hand. Every summer I plan out how I can expand for next season!
4. How does your writing/creating process work?
I don't know. It just comes to me. This year has been a difficult year for us, and keeping my blog up, and tending to my gardens has been wonderful therapy for me.
I always have a list in my head, of the many things I want to create. My fear is that I won't have enough time to do all that I want to do. I wonder if other creative people feel the same way?
As part of the blog hop tour, I am now to ask another favorite blogger to participate. However, due to an extremely busy weekend, and past few days, I have not had the chance to actually ask this friend of mine, if she would be willing to participate. So, I am hoping she will say yes.
My friend Linda from Woke Up, Got Out Of Bed, has a delightful blog!!! She has an incredibly green thumb with her wonderful flowers! And she and her family have a most charming cottage that they spend their spare time at. She loves to crochet too, and go thrifting for that special treasure, just like I do. She is a fantastic cook and bakes the most delicious goodies. I hope she will say yes. Do go say hello to my friend Linda!!!! And Patty, thanks for the invite! You are an inspiration to me and many others!!
Have a great week everyone!