The Patient Gardener

I would like to wish everyone who drops by this blog a Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2018. Instead of a plant themed Christmas greeting I am sharing with you...

    It is cold and foggy today, not a day for gardening at all which is good as I need to rest my arm having strained some previously injured tendons...

I’ve mentioned from time to time my new past-time of embroidery and I mentioned a few posts ago that I was working on a cross stitch that my sons had bought...

I am rather pleased with myself for having finished my Christmas sewing projects before Christmas.  I did think I was being somewhat optimistic at one point especially when I got distracted...

This week’s  Daily Post’s  photo challenge theme is  “Careful.”   ‘Careful’ makes me think of small things.  We are careful with babies, small children, delicate ornaments for fear of injuring them.  “But...

  I haven’t posted about my crafty exploits for a while so I thought an update was due.  Having completed the Sheep Pincushion I had started on a beaded scissor case...

Many moons ago, well in June, I blogged about making some Pyjama Bottoms.  Well, I have finally finished them! They weren’t hard to make and the instructions are pretty straight forward. ...

I have been reading lots of sewing blogs lately in a bid to find advice and inspiration to dip my toe back into the world of sewing.  I set my mind...

Yes I know amazing isn’t it! I used to do loads of dressmaking about 25 years ago and I want to start making clothes again but I need to find my...