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, 16 September 2010


Down 1Kg (2.2 pounds) yippeeeeee!

Started watching what I was eating and said NO very firmly to anything I know is going to undo all the hard work!

Gave in a little on my birthday - but nothing too fattening! even had a diet Coke with lunch instead of a wine!

I'll be back again soon with some sewing related items..

like - a finished dolly for Chloe
and of course the famous Ballerina Bag - I finally went out and purchased the Tulle required for the Tutu around the bag! Pink, of course!

See you soon,
Happy Sewing!


  1. Way To Go Helen!

    You may want to skip my Slack Tea Thursday post since you're being so good this week.

    And Happy Birthday! Did you keep that quiet or am I incredibly unobservant?

  2. Belated Birthday Wishes & Well done on the weight loss.

  3. Well done you! And many belated birthday wishes x

  4. Helen Happy birthday! Mine was yesterday when was yours? Could we have been on the same day? Although you are much younger than I am.

  5. Happy birthday Helen.
    It seems you gave yourself a present with the weightloss.
    Joke W.
    the Netherlands

  6. Well done!! And Happy Birthday!!

  7. Well done on the weight achievement ( I don't dare call is a 'loss' in case you 'find it again!) And Happy Birthday to You!