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!

Saturday, 28 August 2010


ALL ENTRIES IN THE "BOWL" (I knew there was a reason I had hung on to that punch bowl for so long :-)))))


CONGRATULATIONS............... FIESTA (click link to Fiesta's blog). Fiesta lives in Springhill, Florida USA. She is a spanish teacher who loves quilting and gardening.

Fiesta is a new follower, so welcome to my blog!!! It's also her birthday today!!! So, a very happy birthday to you too!!!!

It's been a fun week running this give-a-way. Thank you to everyone who participated!! I wish everyone could have been a winner!

Fiesta, your prize will be in the mail to you as soon as I receive your email reply with your address. (I have already sent you an email announcing that you have won!)

Today is a day of celebration, so I won't go on anymore here, but there were a few things I learned about running a give-a-way. I'll post about that soon.

Thanks everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Happy Sewing!


  1. Congratulations Fiesta and thanks Helen for hosting and the opportunity to particpate.

  2. Congratulations to Fiesta, will pop over for a visit.
    thanks Helen.

  3. Fiesta will be anxiously awaiting the postman! Congratulations and Happy Birthday! Well done, Helen! ~karen

  4. Congratulations and happy birthday to Fiesta. A giveaway is definitely a learning experience.

  5. Happy Birthday Fiesta!

    Excellent giveaway Helen, thank you.

  6. Oh...I just love Betsy...so glad that she won.

  7. Congratulations to Fiesta! Such a fun giveaway to win. I've learned a lot on my giveaway too. The next one will be easier I'm sure.

  8. Thanks for running the give away. It's a fun way to spend a few minutes everyday... wondering what you will do with the winnings...haha