Your profile says you're a "dabble gardener", but you don't sound like it!! From the amazing article you wrote it sounds like you are as serious and determined as anyone! It's interesting that you're also a quilter. I wonder if the same behavior characteristics that cause us quilters to save our "stashes" for years also cause us to be "seed addicts". There's probably more than I want to know. I was exhausted by the time I finished reading the article, but it sounds like a good time was had by all. I may stick my toe into the water this year and see if I can get some plant and seed goodies. I KNOW I'll get addicted, oh well.
drumlin, such a harmless addiction lol. I think you've got a point about the seed stash and the fabric stash being related. and you can get beautiful colorful things out of both.
btw, when I said 'dabble gardener', I really meant that I do a little of everything. I never see a plant without wanting to grow it. So, as much as I am in love with roses, I also collect creeping thymes, and have a garden of heather, and dwarf conifers, and want all the plants that will attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and succulants, and cacti, and vines, and ... you get the idea.