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, 7 January 2010


Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree.....merry merry king of the bush is he.......

Well, he's certainly merry around our house. He first visited us around Xmas Day, then every day since and he now has introduced his friend (the one in the tree!)

BEACH QUILT! FINALLY PIECED..... and you thought it was a figment of my imagination:-))
In the sewing department.... not a lot happening, but I have finally managed to get
the Beach Quilt together, just deciding if it needs a border. This quilt has taken me far too long to get done. I now want it finished and delivered to B.B. On seeing how big it has become, I don't think a border will be required!! Great, let's just quilt it and get the fringing on and hand it over!

FIRST SIGGY FOR 2010 :- I received a beautiful Siggy from Tonny from The Netherlands. As you can see, it is a tiny little X-Stitch (I think a tulip? or an Iris?)

Also in the mail recently, a lovely surprise from Lynda - a great hot pad - you can see how Lynda makes these if you click on the link above. Thanks Lynda!! I want to have a go at making some of these myself but I was so happy to receive one from you!

O.K., that's it for now,

Happy Sewing


  1. Laugh kookaburra.....fun to see the bird I sang about so much when I was young. Your beach quilt is wonderful. So bright and happy. I don't think it really needs a border either. Your welcome on the hotpad. It's always fun to see what fabrics I can mix together for them.

  2. Hi, Happy New Year to you. I love kookaburra and his sounds. I am looking forward to your siggy, hugs

  3. How are the beasts of the sewing room going? I think that the Kookaburras at my place are part of a guide group as they sing in the round (you know, when one starts then another then another etc). Looking forward to seeing you soon.