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, 28 July 2010



I've just finished cutting lots of scarves and knee rugs from Polar Fleece - no sewing required, just cut and fringe!

My craft group is donating these to a Soup Kitchen to give to the homeless and I am also cutting up a few to take to my Mum's Nursing Home "Ekka Day" which is on next Wednesday..... Brisbane is famous for its yearly Ekka (Exhibition) ... as the Nursing Home residents are unable to attend the real Ekka, they have their own in the dining room!! I'm taking my Apron display again, as they really enjoyed looking at that last time and I will have a few items on a sale table for them (I try to keep everything around the $2 mark).

Another finish for July.........

Another Peter Rabbit quilt for our little B.B. - this is the flannel one I was making last week - I have washed and dried it - I'm happy with how it has turned out although the quality of the flannel pink backing fabric is not nearly as good as the quality of the Peter Rabbit flannels and it did "go fuzzy" a bit! Once again, I have used the wide binding technique I am so fond of!

It's a cool, rainy day here - guess where I'll be for the afternoon?

WWI - as both MH and I have been down with this horrible cold, we have not been to the gym so I did not get to weigh myself last week or this week..... so no change in my weight that I can report, except to say that the jeans are still fitting!

Happy Sewing!


  1. It sounds like you have been busy. You may need all of those scarves to keep you warm.

    Hope that cold is gone soon.

  2. Sounds like a great day to stay inside. The head line in the paper yesterday was "Temps in the 90s, we call that a cold front!" It is cooler this week!

  3. How lovely to be helping the homeless.
    I am sure the residents of the home will have a great day.

  4. I'm happy when my jeans fit too!

  5. You should be happy that your jeans still fit.