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!

Friday, 25 June 2010


Oh no!!! another fantastic give-a-way!!! Khris, at Sew Prim Khris is having a wonderful give-a-way of a Moda Crazy 8 turnover and honey bun...... check it out!!!! I know.... so many competitions!! but it's all fun!! and you know you really would like to win something, ONE DAY!

No sewing today...... but I did go to the gym (along with MH) and I worked really really hard... hopefully the numbers will show this next Wednesday!! Tonight I'm making nine patches and snowball blocks with some of my scraps..... I cleaned out the scrap drawer today and I have a heap of bits and pieces to press, cut and sew!! It feels so good to see an almost empty drawer..... now I can fill it up again!!! ---the pic shows my "design wall" with some of the blocks I have made so far.... I have not trimmed away the corners of the snowballs as yet! that's why their "ears" are drooping!!!

I received another lovely Siggy block in the mail today..... this one from Switzerland!!! Thank you Lilo!!

Have a great week-end everyone!!

Happy Sewing


  1. I have entered the giveaway, fingers crossed. Good for you getting the scraps drawer empty, that's what I need to do. Take care

  2. Why is it that scraps seem to keep having baby scraps??????

    Love the snoball blocks. It will make such a wonderful scrap quilt.

  3. Hi Helen, I guess great minds think alike. I am making scrappy nine patch and snowball blocks also.
    What size are your blocks? Mine are 3.5 inches.

  4. You are kicking butt! Way to go on getting back into last years jeans! I am so motivated by you and your MH! Keep up the good work. Love the Scrappy nine patch too! Steph

  5. Just popped in from Quilting Gallery.I enjoyed reading your blog.

    I also collect siggy's and got one from Lilo too and as she did not put her country on her address I was unable to send her my. Now thanks to you I can. Oh would you like to exchange a siggy with me?? E-mail for my address and send yours please.