I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 62, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 23. 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, two Essex and one Singer 20. 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!

Monday, 13 February 2012

ALL IS REVEALED!

The bag and goodies I sent to Jen
Top of bag
Close up of pin cushion, notebook and needle case with bag

Hello everyone,

I should have posted these pics last week.  Jen has received my parcel in the Accessory Bag Swap so now I can show you the goods!!

I made the Sewing Bag from a pattern by Joy Coey.  The pattern is called HONEY BUN FUN.  You can find the pattern at Joy's website HERE.   The pin cushion and needle-case are just simple ones I made up myself and the covered notebook is from a Tutorial you can find HERE.  I included a few Aussie items too.... little notebook, fridge magnet and bookmark.


..... so, what else have I been up to??

not much.   MH is away for a few weeks so I'm doing a little spring cleaning around the house.  My son is now studying at Southbank Institute of Technology so no more school runs for me:-))   I am working on another baby quilt for my Niece Lauren (beautiful baby girl born Feb 11th - Maisy) - this one is called Lullaby in the Night Sky .   I'm doing the blanket stitching on it right now and should have that finished in the next couple of days.  I'll post a pic soon.

The weather here has been horrible lately.  Very warm and humid.  NOT great sewing weather!  I have some machine quilting to do but just can't face it in this weather:-(

My sister is arriving today for a short stay which will be nice.  We usually hit the Thrift Shops straight away!  My sis always finds something good!  We will also have a visit with Mum.

This is a photo taken of the two of us  (I'm the one on the left!) at a family friends wedding - I'm thinking I'm about 8 and my sister would be 5 (might be a year out there!!)   Mum made the beautiful outfits (even the hats!)

So I'll be back with more sewing news later,




Happy Sewing!!
Helen


8 comments :

  1. Lovely bag swap!

    Your lullabye quilt is going to be darling. What a cute pattern!

    Have a great visit.

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  2. wow! That is an impressive bag! And such pretty colours! Enjoy your visit!

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  3. Lucky swap partner! That picture of you two is so cute!!

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  4. Absolutely fantastic bag and accessories Helen. Looks like a great swap! :)

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  5. Beautiful bag and accessories.

    I love the picture of you and your sister and those wonderful outfits.
    Lillian @ lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

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  6. Oh what a great time you and your sister will have!

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  7. A very lucky swap partner you have there. Oh! and I love the pic of you and your sister, such gorgeous girls.

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  8. I love the goodies you sent off. And the picture of you as a little girl is just precious! Don't you just love the old pictures? I could look at them forever!

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