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, 9 December 2009


Yep, I'm actually in my Unit at the Gold Coast! We left a little late on Monday, then got stuck in a traffic jam due to an accident somewhere way up ahead of us so instead of a 1 and a bit hour trip, it took about 3 hours! Anyways..... I'm here! I have been for a swim today - lovely water - took a little sun, then covered up and came home to feed the "boys"..... I now have 3 here (my own son, his best friend and now his other friend). So now that all the food is gone - these boys are 16 and eat like lumberjacks - I'm watching a lovely old show on Cable, it's all about Dean Martin and if you knew just how much I loved him when I was 12.... well, you would understand why I'm almost in tears watching it!!!!!

On my way out on Monday, I checked the mail and how lovely to find two new siggies:-) Thank You Donna and Manie!

In between swims and watching cable, I've been working on my own version of Flea Market Boxes. It's nice sitting here sewing as we have air-con and of course a lovely view.

We are heading home on Thursday evening but by then I'll be out of food and probably money and could even possibly have finished the sewing I brought with me:-) so, I'll be happy to go home!

O.K..... back to my sewing! see you all at the end of the week..... I'll be the one slightly tanned, looking a little relaxed (come on, I'm here with 3 teenagers!!) and probably a few pounds heavier (we eat out a LOT when we are here).......

Happy Sewing!


  1. Oh how much fun is that with your son and his friends. I remember those days. You sit down to eat and you think you have more than enough and before you can even put anything on your plate it is gone!! And heaven forbid you take them out to eat!! You have to take out a loan to pay the bill. Have fun.

  2. I envy you the time in the sun and with teenage boys! I miss having all my teens at home and right now we have 20 degree cold, windy, snowy weather! Enjoy your vacation.