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!

Saturday, 4 June 2011


Yes, it's o.k. at your wedding but this is serious people.... I am WEEKS behind on my Civil War blocks!!  What's that you say???   YOU HAVE NOTICED MY TARDINESS???????  Well, be prepared to be amazed, as I'm slaving away in my sewing room right now!!!!

Here's Block # 18  UNION SQUARE....

A lovely simple block really, so I have no explanation as to why it has taken me this long....... (I could bore you with tales of how I've had colds and stuff and my son has had exams etc etc etc, but I won't!!)

I'm now working on Block # 19.. Missouri Star   .. not so simple I'm afraid, just now pressing and setting my block, photo tomorrow!

Now on to SHOW AND TELL of another kind....  my latest "toy" ......

I was having so much trouble trying to sew at night and sometimes even during the daytime, that I decided a Bendable Bright Light was the thing to buy..... and I am   SO HAPPY!!!!    It's absolutely fabulous - I can see so much better now!!

Oh, and in case you were wondering..... yes, that's the Chubby Chicks quilt being quilted!!!!  AT LONG LAST!!!

See you tomorrow.......

Happy Sewing!!


  1. Those benable lights ae great! Love the blocks!

  2. Oh...who noticed you were late?????

    Love that bendable light.

  3. You have company! I am 3 weeks behind myself...been non-stop on the go and hour upon hour in the gardens since winter finally decided to leave. Hope to catch some sewing time tomorrow.

    Isn't that Bendable Light just the best thing ever!! Don't know how I got along without it...

    Like your block so much.

  4. Hi Helen, I wondered how things were! Your block is lovely - good to see you catching up and this week's block looks pretty straight forward :-) That bendable light looks like a great idea

  5. I've missed you - and thanks for another good idea. I'll be looking for the bendable light.