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The Patient Gardener

For the love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies, but always grows and grows to an enduring and ever-increasing source of happiness – Gertrude Jekyll

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French Dressing

Most readers will be aware that I have recently re-embraced my love of embroidery.  However, what you might not know if that deep down in side me I have a love of fashion, particularly historic garments.  So you can imagine... Continue Reading →

A year of stitches: day 28-70

Back in January I shared a new project, called a Year in Stitches  and I thought it was time to do an update. Essentially the idea is that you stitch each day adding to your piece of work. The project... Continue Reading →

There’s more to the life than gardening (and blogging)

I was surprised to discover today that it is 17 days since I last posted a post on this blog and even more surprising for someone who has posted 3 times a week for at least 9 years is the... Continue Reading →

Pandora’s Box Completed

  Whilst I am finding it challenging to write about the garden, just because I don't have anything new to say, I am feeling very enthused about sewing so I wanted to share the project I finished late last night.... Continue Reading →

Block 4 completed – Pandora Box Project

I shared with you at the end of January that I had embarked on a new, yes another one, embroidery project - Pandora's Box. The project is supported by a Facebook group which is how I first came across it... Continue Reading →

Pandora’s Box – An Embroidery Journey

My love of embroidery keeps growing and it has really stood me in good stead over the last month, providing a useful relaxation at the end of a long day at work.  The simple act of pushing the needle and... Continue Reading →

Tropical Stitching

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 me for Christmas.  I thought I would share with... Continue Reading →

Festive Stitching

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 for a few weeks with knitting a poncho.  I... Continue Reading →

Careful – Weekly Photo Challenge

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 what am I careful with I wondered" and more... Continue Reading →

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