As a child I always had a passion for colour. So growing up I found my way into fashion, designing and making garments for high street stores. Once I got married and had children things went on the back burner, but sewing, gardening and design nibbled away, until the day came and I could eventually take up what had become hobbies again.
I went to college to take horticulture and decided there and then that this was for me. I took on twelve gardens, caring and redesigning several, thoroughly enjoying myself and making quite a few very good friends. Sadly my strength let me down and I started on a different tack, one not so physical. I went back to college and took an A level and City and Guilds in Textiles. I had, since being a child, made clothes and was taught to pattern cut by my grandmother, and this has been used to the full. I have taught small groups textile related crafts for a number of years and have been opening my garden for Cancer Research for the last 15 or so years. Starting this blog is my way of sharing my experiences and passion for gardening and textiles with other like minded people.
This photo was taken at Christmas time 1954, I am the little girl with the large bow in her hair, not looking at the camera, but is intent on finishing her sewing card..I really did start young. My favourite Nana is cutting the Christmas cake. She’s the one that set the ball rolling and I have never looked back.
Please enjoy my ramblings. Sue.