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!

Monday, 11 October 2010


It's still raining outside, lovely sewing weather - so.....

I made another Breast Cancer Bag


  1. Hi Helen, I am back from my trip up the coast, and just look at everything you've made this week ! Love the bags! Yip, we had rainy weather all the way upto Coffs and back!

  2. I just read about the reason behind these bags. What a great cause and how lovely of you and your friends to pitch in and do something to help.

    Love the fabrics you've used on both bags too!

    You're quite amazing Helen.

  3. I love your bag, and what lovely way of helping breast cancer.
    I love the material.
    I received the material this morning form our competition, have you received it! It is lovely.
    Your siggy went in the post this morning, ans on my web-site I placed your quilt, from the competition
    Have al lovely day, greetings from a cold Sweden,now +4. evenings -5 and expecting snow-

  4. My quilt group and I do these. We also make heart pillows for the breast cancer patients. I am a breast cancer survivor and I received one of our pillows when I went through my treatments. I can tell you these are really appreciated by the patients. Thank you for doing this. Hugs, Linda