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!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010


Mum had a lovely day for her 90th birthday. Lots of visitors and my sister put on a delicious lunch and cake. I tried to upload some old photos on the previous post, but blogger did not like the format, so I took photos of the old photos with my phone (my sister had enlarged photocopies of these photos all around the house for the party). My mum was so beautiful when young and as you can see, she's looking pretty good for 90 too!!

Thanks everyone for your good wishes for mum, and yes..... my family are indeed very lucky to still have her with us and we cherish each and every day!

On the sewing side of things.... I've been a bit slack -- it's quite cold here at present and I much prefer to sit rugged up in the lounge room with the fire on! but... I am in the sewing room right now and will attempt to get back on track - I want to show you pics of my version of the Flea Market Boxes but I need to put one more piece on each block, then I will put it up on the design wall! I'm also making more siggy blocks today.

Happy Sewing!


  1. What a beautiful lady. She looks great for 90. I can only imagine the wonderful life she has lived.

  2. What a beautiful lady! Today would be my mum's birthday as well! Congrats Helen for your Mum!

  3. Helen, Your Mom is still beautiful at 90. I lost my Mother May the 26th. She was 92 years young. You are so blessed to still have yours with you.

  4. What a beautiful pictures of your mother.