Tag Archives: embroidery

Garden Hands

7 May

I like to potter in my garden and I am finally seeing some results with fruits for my labour.   I also have a lovely pair of gloves to protect my hands, however I’m all fingers and thumbs when wearing them, so apart from when touching yucky stuff, I usually ditch the gloves.

Ditching the gloves causes dirty, rough hands which is a problem of a night when I like to indulge in my other hobbies of knitting, crochet and embroidery.  There  is nothing more annoying than thread catching on rough skin.

My solution is a home made hand scrub.  I made a batch today to share with some friends this Thursday.  If you would like a copy of my recipe leave me a message in the comments.

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Embroidery Shop Courtyard

3 Mar

My friend owns an embroidery shop. A Stitch in Time is a little piece of heaven for stitchers.  One of the things I like the most is the Courtyard Garden out the back of the shop.  It’s sheltered, gets lots of sun but plenty of shade and is a lovely size and always has lots happening.  As I live in a windy spot my ‘garden’ is wild, untended, untamed native.  I stick in a plant and it either lives or (usually) dies, either from wind, neglect or wallaby/rabbit nibbles.  Today I got to snap a couple of flowers in the courtyard.

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