I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 62, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 23. 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, two Essex and one Singer 20. 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!

Sunday, 7 March 2010

AND ON THAT TEA TOWEL, THERE WAS A COW!

I needed something to hand-stitch (apart from my Siggy Blocks) and I came upon a stash of tea towels in my sewing stuff which I had obviously purchased to do some Applique - so I found a couple of designs I liked - cow and pig - and using the "must use up scraps first" method, I ironed on these two and today I finished the cow (MH and I went out for coffee!). I used three strands of embroidery thread instead of the usual two and I am very happy with the effect - it really suits the tea towel. Now on to the pig.....

Oh yes, and today I have put the borders on the Farm Quilt so it won't be long and it will be finished! Photos soon!

SIGGIES..... I have added a gadget to the sidebar of my blog where you can see the latest siggy blocks I have received - click on the name and you will be taken to the Picasa album!

Happy Sewing!


4 comments :

  1. So cute and your stitches are so even.

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  2. Hi Helen,
    I got your lovely siggy in the mail yesterday. Thank you so much! I love the embroidery and the card with the baby kangaroo peeking out of its mommy. 8) I posted a picture of your siggy on my blog at:

    http://susanintexas.blogspot.com

    You should be getting my siggy in about a week or so; I didn't get it in the mail until this weekend.

    Thanks so much!
    Susan

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  3. That's a great way to brighten up a tea towel. I saw your siggy on Susan's blog and loved it, especially the koala in the middle!

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  4. I've come to the conclusion that you don't sleep. It's the only possible way that you can get everything that you do done.

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