A Green Tapestry

                       I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. 

RUTH STOUT, garden writer (1884-1980)

In The Green Tapestry, (Simon and Schuster, 1989), Beth Chatto describes gardening as an exercise in arranging textural shades of green plants to create architecture and interest in the garden. Every spring teaches this lesson but always in a slightly different fashion depending on winter extremes, spring rainfall, and daily temperatures. This year due to a mild winter and plenty of rain the perennial garden is lush and verdant.

Working in the garden is a way to take a break from my book work, to relax and get some physical activity while creating something beautiful. This year it has inspired a small quilt entitled, Green Fields, a 4 by 6 foot lap quilt. Happy Spring!

Thanks for reading this blog, Nancy Leavitt  www.nancyleavitt.com

My bookdealer, Priscilla Juvelis www.juvelisbooks.com

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One Response to A Green Tapestry

  1. Sharon says:

    Nan, love seeing the photos of your garden and the quilt project juxtaposed. Beautiful and inspiring!

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