I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 62, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 24. 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, three Essex and one Singer 20 and a Vulcan Countess. 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!

Thursday, 12 November 2009


Hi everyone! At last, the Poppy Quilt is finished and delivered. I was up 'till quite late on Tuesday night, putting the binding on and doing the label! I presented the quilt to the RSL yesterday at a Remembrance Day service at the shopping centre where my Dad used to sell the Badges and poppies for Remembrance Day.

I took a photo of my father's plaque on display at the shopping centre. My mother and my niece and B.B. were with me. Little B.B. was somewhat confused when I gave her the red poppy to hold during the service, because I kept saying "here's your poppy" and I'm sure she was looking around for her Poppy (as in Grandad)!!! Once the quilt is up on the wall at the RSL club I will take more photos.

I received another lovely Siggy block in the mail yesterday - this one is from Angelika.... THANK YOU ANGELIKA, your block is so beautiful. I now have a public album of my Siggy Blocks.

So now it's back to the Christmas Quilt and the zillion other projects which seem to be piling up all over my sewing room! The Beach Quilt is coming along nicely, I think I have about 8 blocks ready now.

Happy Sewing!


  1. What a wonderful way to honor your father.

  2. Absolutely beautiful, and what a wonderful way to pay tribute to your father!

  3. What a wonderful sentiment; remembering and commemorating your Dad's life with a quilt. The quilt is lovely and once again, you have inspired me.

  4. How lovely to commemorate your Dad's life. You must be proud!!

  5. Thanks to everyone for your lovely comments.

    Have a lovely day, hope you fit in some sewing time!

  6. Turned out really well Helen & the plaque is lovely. Now I expect that beach quilt finished by the time I catch up with you next week.