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!

Monday, 15 February 2010


During my week of convalescence I have received such lovely siggies..... THANK YOU to Mandy, Erich, Bernabela, Renate, Pat, Klazien, Terry and Hannie!!! All so beautiful and each one so individual! My collection is certainly growing .. soon I will make the first wall-hanging for my sewing room!

..... and some more of my collection....

I am feeling so much better this week - my sister has been taking such good care of me!

My thanks to everyone for your get well wishes. I have enjoyed lots of blog surfing these past few days - I'm amazed at how much some of you achieve in one week --- so many "finished" quilts for 2010!!! Ah yes, which brings me to my own sorry list..... where's the Beach Quilt you ask...... still on the machine I say!! BUT!!! I have managed another two rows of "in the ditch" quilting so won't be long now and I'll be putting the binding on:-)

Happy Sewing!!


  1. So glad you are feeling better
    Nice siggies

  2. So glad to see your up and running, you are lucky to have a sister to look after you.
    You have received some lovely siggies, take care.

  3. Nice to see my siggy in a blog from down under!
    Glad you're ok now.
    Happy sewing.

  4. So glad you are feeling better and had some time and help from your sister. Can't wait to see your finished quilt too.

  5. I have reaqlly enjoyed getting my siggies too.
    It is so much fun to be a part of the International Siggy Group!