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!

Wednesday, 25 November 2009


I am so pleased with myself!! :-) I finished the quilting on the Flea Market Boxes quilt and now I'm doing the hand sewing on the binding. I had planned to use the all machine binding method as in here but after heavily quilting it I have decided that the usual method was called for as I thought it might look a little off with the line of "quilting" on the front which results from using the all machine method. {note: I LOVE this way of attaching the binding and will use it whenever I can!} As you can see, I went just a little crazy with the quilting.... I would call it "scribbling" as opposed to meandering!

I'm just loving going to the mail-box lately.... there seems to be a new Siggy Block arriving every day! This beautiful "lace bobbin" design is from Magteld - THANK YOU Magteld, my Siggy will be on its' way to you very soon!

Today MH and I went to the Gym (boy, was it HOT) then naturally..... out for coffee!! - I continued to do the blanket stitch on the fish/whale/starfish appliques for BB's new Beach Quilt (it's coming along very well, I've added a purple to the blocks, so I have to make a few more .... it will now be 5 X 5) and of course, MH read the newspaper:-) Now I'm in the sewing room working on some more Siggy Blocks so I always have one on hand to post away.

Have a great day! and Happy Sewing,


  1. I love your scribbling. I have got to be more adventurous and try machine quilting with more than just a few straight lines.

  2. Thanks Lynda, a glass of wine definitely helps! Meandering (or scribbling in my case!) certainly is much quicker than quilting "in the ditch" or straight lines. I still do straight lines especially on the diagonal - it suits a lot of designs. I will do "in the ditch" and then meander all over that too, depends how big the quilt is!
    Have a lovely day:-)

  3. Aren't you a busy little bee! I love your quilting. I really want to work on mine this winter. Lets see if I can find the time.

  4. Can't wait to see the products of your labours.