Al and Wendy have spent most of their lives in Victoria, primarily on the Saanich Penisula. Wendy changed career paths to pursue her stitching passion in 2007, with Al committing full time to the business in 2012. Al was a volunteer firefighter for 23 years until stepping back, again, to focus on Garden Stitches.

We share our home with Tucker, our wonderful Bernese Mountain dog. When we do find a free moment, we may be seen touring around Victoria on the "Harley".