The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. ~ Alfred Austin

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

While I Wait...

While I wait for a phone call from work letting me know what time I need to do a patient pick-up, I thought I would make a start on a Christmas advent calender panel I have. Most days I know what time and where I am going well beforehand, but just occasionally such as today, I have to wait for a phone call. Usually on these days I seem to waste and fritter away my time instead of doing something constructive. Today I was determined would be different. I contemplated baking a cake, but then thought better of it. I would hate to have just put it in the oven and then get called away, so instead I did a small craft project, it's not quite right, but I am really happy that I at least finally did it, as I am the world's worst procrastinator! Two loads of washing, ironing and some general tidying up were also crossed off the list.

Well the call just came through, so I am off.  At least now my advent calender is all cut out and just waiting for me to start sewing.  Hopefully I will be back in a few days with my very first bit of Christmas sewing.


  1. Wow that is beautiful. Would love to see the finished project. Sewing and I do not get along although I did used to do tapestry once upon a time. I seem to break sewing machines :)

    1. Thanks Tanya, I'm not the greatest at sewing, but determined to really start sewing and making things rather than just going out and buying. Hopefully I shouldn't make too many mistakes if I follow the instructions! As for tapestry, wow, I wouldn't even know where to begin with that. I imagine that would be something you would need a lot of patience for. I do love tapestry though, so maybe it should go on the list of things to one day try :).


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