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, 18 December 2011


Hi there!

Yes, I'm back.  BigPond finally got their act together and I now have my email account up and running again plus of course, my internet.

I have been busy getting some Christmas sewing finished.......

Little Bridget's new Christmas outfit.

Another  new Xmas Tee-Shirt
I purchased the shirts from Big W
and used fusible applique with
blanket stitch.
and another one!
Close up of Ho Ho Ho

Dolly baskets for both Bridget and Chloe
complete with pillow and quilt, of course!

Dolly pillow and quilt

and the other side.
Two baskets, all ready for Christmas

Art folder for Lachie

Colouring pencils, pocket for finished artwork and artist pad
(I added the piece of chalkboard cloth to protect the fabric
from the pencil marks.

I used colouring pencils, the pattern
suggested crayons. 
Pocket for finished artwork
Sketch pad

Another finished bundle, all ready for Christmas

PATTERNS USED:   DOLLY BASKETS ..  the wonderful free pattern from  Geta's Quilting Studio..
click   HERE    for link.   This a great pattern.  We used this pattern in the Quilted Basket Swap earlier in the year.

ART FOLDER ..  another fantastic pattern.  This time from Jennifer Casa at JCasa handmade .. click  HERE  for link.  

I also made another Dolly basket for a little friend, but I forgot to take a piccy - it was very cute too!  

I still have a few things to finish off, but I feel very happy to have all the special things ready for the little ones - I have added a few stocking fillers into their bags plus one dvd each (suggested by their Mum's).

Just lately our weather has been so glorious!  no hot and sweaty days for quite a while now.... I wonder if this means we will have a cool Christmas Day (as opposed to a sweltering hot and yukky day) -  I love this weather .. so perfect for sewing....  so I had better get back to it!

Happy Sewing,



  1. Hi - glad you are back in the virtual world - I emailed you a big Thank You - hope it wasn't lost in the ether!

  2. Love Lachie's art folio! Very impressive! Great to see you back with us! I hope that son of yours passed his exams and is now preparing for university life! Merry Christmas!

  3. Oh what lovely gifts you have made for the kids. I am sure they will be thrilled.

  4. You have been so busy! Thank you so much for my "goody" bag. You are a dear.

  5. Love your work. I can see a doll basket in my granddaughters future.

  6. Your work is wonderful. I see a doll basket in my granddaughters future.

  7. Looks like you have done a wonderful job of getting such cute things done. Happy Holidays.

  8. You have made lots of lovely things. Thanks for the pattern links. You are right about the weather. It is almost cold!

  9. The children's gifts are wonderful and completely unique.