In today’s post, I’m going to feature my aunt, her love for gardening, and macrame making. Hopefully, it will make her day if she ever reads this. She requested me this months ago, I said yes but never really had the chance to do it until now.
So here it goes. I have probably mentioned my aunt a couple of times on my blog. First, during my early weeks working as a nurse because she sewed my uniform. She has never done it before but with eagerness and lots of trial and error on her part, she made comfortable sets of uniforms for me. And for free, I couldn’t be any happier. Two, during the start of this pandemic, she started sewing cloth masks as well. She is unstoppable especially if she has decided what she wanted to do or create. Her magical hands can produce beautiful and awesome things.
Her ultimate love though is gardening. The majority of her plants are non-flowery, green plants, a few flowery ones too. She and my other aunts make sure to water them as needed, get rid of the weeds, and maintain them as healthy as possible.
Later on, she got interested in macrame making. It was through online videos and research that she learned how to make different macrame styles. Another impressive trait of her is her drive for challenges. She would always want to try new difficult designs particularly if she’s already bored of the simple ones. I believe I got that same trait from her.
Her macrame collection varies in styles, colors, and quality. I would say these are my favorites, a combination of gold and white, they look simple yet elegant.
Some are placed indoors which added color and life inside.
Over time, she was able to accumulate many plants which she then set up a garden area in our compound. With chairs and tables, we could hang out or chat over there. I personally prefer to stay there to do some reading sometimes and just recently, to work out too. It has a calming effect, puts me in a good mood, although I’m always in a good mood. =)
One day, she and my uncle visited their usual plant shop. She was telling us that the prices of plants have doubled and tripled. She couldn’t believe it, her usual 30-50 Pesos worth of plant costs 150-200 pesos now. Apparently, this COVID problem resulted in many people to be interested in plants growing and gardening again. Demands for plants have increased which means a good business opportunity for plant shop owners to increase their normal rates.
Regardless though, growing plants, whether flowers, trees, or vegetables, is a great and valuable hobby. We need more greens on Earth nowadays anyway. It’s also nice that people are reconnecting to mother Earth as we should be.