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, 16 January 2011


I am participating in Barbara Brackman's Civil War Quilt - A Weekly History Blog.  We will make an 8" block each week and learn a little about the Civil War at the same time.  To date I have made Blocks 1 and 2, you can see them in my Flickr album.  If you want to know more about this project, click on the CIVIL WAR QUILTS button in my sidebar.

During the past few weeks, I have received another four Siggy blocks.
Thanks Sandra!

Femija sent this cutie!

Elfie used a mixture of hand and machine embroidery.

My first siggy for 2011
Thank you Rossana

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Happy Sewing!


  1. Beautiful siggies ! I went to the site of the civil war quilt. What a nice idea !

  2. What wonderful siggies....

  3. The siggies are lovely aren't they? how many will you end up with? I am guessing that for every one you receive, you send one off?
    I went and had a look at your civil war blocks - very nice, and I especially love the North Star, your fabric choices are beautiful! I am thinking of doing them too... have you decided what appliqué method you will use for the 7-sisters??

  4. I love the idea of a siggy quilt.

  5. Great to see you join the Civil War group over at Barbara Brackman's. I just posted my first 2 and need to get going on the Seven Sisters - star points are not my forte but if they are little rounded...well maybe that means they are "old" stars! Your siggys are terrific and what a memorable quilt they will make!

  6. Hi Carolyn - Love your new Siggies!! I also got one from Sandra!! Isn't this a fun swap?? I think I like the notes as much as the Siggies themselves!! We need to swap Siggies!! Kris