I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 62, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 23. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. I've recently started collecting Miniature Sewing Machines, two Essex and one Singer 20. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Friday, 11 September 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!



I have had a wonderful afternoon with my sewing friends.  There are three September birthdays between us and one more in December, so we celebrated this-afternoon with a pot-luck lunch, wine and coffee!  My friends gave me the beautiful flowers, chocolates and lovely cards - THANK YOU girls, I have had a great Birthday!  One card in particular is very clever! 



Yesterday, I had morning tea with my Sister, Mum, Niece and little Bridget. We had a delightful time, especially with Bridget entertaining us.  It was my Niece's birthday yesterday and it is my other little Great-Niece's birthday tomorrow, September 12th.  Chloe will be 4.  I have been on a wonderful shopping expedition, searching for all things Butterflies. The party theme is Caterpillars and Butterflies!  Chloe lives in Toowoomba, which is about an hour and a half (132 K's)  from Brisbane, heading West.  I'm going to help with the party and have a sleep-over. There are some great patchwork shops in Toowoomba, so I am hoping to get up there early and check them out!

BRIDGET'S NEW CLOTHES:-  Remember those little shorts - well, here are the finished outfits!  I bought the little Tee's at K-Mart and just sewed the patches by machine onto the fronts.  B.B. (beautiful Bridget) seemed to like them and ended up wearing the "hula hula" tee-shirt home from the coffee morning.  My Niece will let me know which pair of shorts fits the best and then I will make some more.  It was amazing to see the difference in the sizes between the shorts pattern I used 13 years ago and the new pattern I bought recently.  Size 2 was much bigger when I made shorts for my own son (who is now 15).

   

Tonight we are having "take-away" Chinese food and a nice bottle of red -- but not too much of the red, as I want to be up early and on the road to Toowoomba.

Happy Stitching!








2 comments :

  1. Glad you enjoyed it. Just wait until we hit the coast.
    See you wasted no time in updating your age!

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  2. A belated happy birthday to you too, Helen! How nice that you have a blog too now - I'll be following you!

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