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!

Sunday, 26 September 2010


Oh dear, I forgot to mention where the pattern came from for the Ballerina Bag. I have the magazine it was published in.... Patchwork & Stitching Vol 8 # 12 BUT! you can download the pattern for free from here.

Looks like I'll have to hurry up and make one of these for little B.B.!

Happy Sewing!


  1. Hi there! It's Jodie Carleton's design (Jodie from the blog Ric Rac). The link to it is on her blog too I think. Your bag looks terrific!

  2. Your Ballerina Bag is delightful! I tried crocheting with net to make a kitchen scrubbie...awful to work with! Any little girl would love receiving one of these bags. Oh NO!!! Another thing I may have to make. And the list goes on...... Loved reading about you too. I think we could all tell you love country music since you quote songs quite often.