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!

Friday, 22 April 2011


pictures of Bilbies
Click here to read more about Australia's Bilbies!!

 Hi there!!

Well, it's the Easter long weekend, so I hope everyone is enjoying some quality time with family and friends.  Perhaps you are sewing all weekend... lucky you!!  Perhaps you are going away... stay safe and drive carefully!!  Perhaps you are going to church tonight... enjoy the friendship and fellowship!

Here in Australia there has been a campaign for a number of years to bring the Bilbies' plight to our attention, and we now can purchase Bilby chocolates for Easter instead of the good old Bunny!!  Personally I don't mind what shape it's in just as long as it is chocolate:-)    Anyway, I have included a link above and some pics for you to see what this is all about!!

My Easter plans are to just relax and do a bit of sewing, perhaps some tv (old movies) and a nice drive somewhere.

We are fortunate to be having a 5 day holiday, as our Easter Monday is also our Anzac Day, so we get the Tuesday off for Easter Monday holiday.  Anzac Day is a very important day in Australia and New Zealand, and in my own family as my Father and Mother were both in the forces during WWII.  My Dad passed away three years ago and my Mum is in a Nursing Home (she is 91 this coming July).  If you are interested in reading about our Anzac Day, click HERE.

My Dad with my boy Matt

My Mum- very young here!!

My Dad,  ....  very handsome!

The quilt I made for the RSL where my Dad was a member.

Mum and Dad

Happy Easter!!



  1. Lovely photos of your parents! Happy Easter Helen!

  2. So nice to see the photos of your family.

  3. Nice family photos! Have a Happy Easter. I had never heard of a bilby before.

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  5. Happy Easter to you too! Thanks for posting about bilbies. I didn't even know there was such an animal. It's a shame that we have destroyed so much of our natural areas. Lovely photos of your parents. Love the quilt. It really showcased the floral fabric.

  6. Thank you for the information on both the bilby and Anzac Day. Love the pictures of your parents. Happy Easter.

  7. Love your Flimsey Chicks, Helen! Happy Easter.

  8. Lovely post Helen, Happy Easter to you too.

  9. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter.... and a safe Anzac day! :)