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!

Thursday, 19 August 2010

98, 99..... 100

O.K. it's Post # 98 today! I've been busy trying to put together the give-a-way parcel for my 100th post.

Here's a hint... it will be made using these fabrics

and inside will be a few extra items! now, what can it be????? You will be able to enter soon - my 1st year anniversary of blogging comes up August 21st (only a couple of days to go) and this is now post # 98, so I'll do another post tomorrow and then the big one on Saturday and THAT'S WHEN YOU CAN ENTER!!!

So, what else is new?
Not much, seems to have been a busy week with absolutely nothing to show!

Here is a pic from the Ekka Day I did at my Mum's Nursing Home....

and here is something new I'm working on....

I don't do many "boys" quilts, so thought I would work on this one and have it as a "spare"!
I love the pattern - it's from the Summer 2010 QUICK QUILTS and it's called KEEP MOVIN', designed by Karen DuMont. I was so lucky to find almost ALL of the fabrics Karen used in her quilt - Windham Fabrics Presents Traffic Jam by Allison Jane Smith - at my LQS Peppermint Stitches. Once the Applique is finished I then have to stitch a "road" of black ric-rac under each car and truck - so cute!

WWI - check out Stephanie's blog and read all about me!! Thanks Steph for featuring my "interview" in your "MEMBER SPOTLIGHT" segment - hello to everyone who has found their way over to my blog through Steph's!! No exciting news to report on the weight loss .. MH is still unwell, so no gym, no walking - no loss, no gain and as usual, those jeans are still fitting :-)

Have a great day!
Happy Sewing!


  1. Helen, that little boy quilt is going to be adorable! I love idea of using the ricrac as the railway line! Looking forward to your giveaway too! Suz

  2. Oooh, I'm on my way over to Stephanie's blog right now to check this out! Cute boy's quilt. Always looking for a boy's quilt idea! ~karen

  3. A lovely tease about your giveaway. Can't wait! I checked out your profile on Stephanie's blog also. Enjoyed learning more about you and your family....oh to be retired!! Love the car quilt...rik rak...what a fun idea.

  4. Love the Keep Movin quilt!!!!

    It was such fun reading about you on Stephanie's blog. Loved your "fat fairy" comment. I will have to remember that one.

  5. I loved your interview Helen...I really enjoyed learning about you. What lvoely projects!