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, 15 April 2011


My blogging friend Mary from Quilting in Oz has a fantastic quilt entered in this weeks Quilting Gallery competition......  if you would like to see this week's competition CLICK HERE.  Wow Mary!! that's some quilt!!  Good luck in the comp!

As for my own sewing, I'm up to putting the borders on the Chubby Chicks quilt (photos soon) and I've started another embroidery project ...  a cute Owl pattern by Ella & Skysie Designs ..  Owl Be There.

My son is back at school (huge sigh of relief here) so life is back to normal - early mornings and late nights!

Happy Sewing!!


  1. That is either a gigantic quilt or minuscule pieces - either way, fantastic!

  2. Congratulations on being released from school holiday servitude! Enjoy the peace.

  3. Helen your friends quilt is very nice and looks like an excellent use of scraps. I hope she wins.

  4. I can't believe all of the pieces in Mary's quilt. I'm going to look at all of the quilts now. Thanks for the reminder.

  5. I'm also a big fan of Quilting in Oz - her quilts are amazing. I didn't know about this one, though, and quickly added my vote.

  6. Your friend's quilt looks amazing. So many little pieces! I really can't wait to see your Chubby Chicks and pinwheel quilt. The little piece you shared looks like a really cute quilt.