I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 63, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 25. 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 , one Singer 20. one Singer 40 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, 29 April 2012


Thank you for all of the wonderful messages of support and love.

Matt is much the same today but that is a good sign.  He is back on a drip as he won't eat or drink.   He needs the fluids to help relieve the headache.

Many of his friends have been to visit him which we really appreciate.  He has such a wonderful group of mates.


  1. Oh Helen..any sign of improvement is a good thing isn't it... or at least no backwards step.
    Still thinking of you! Hugs :)

  2. Dear friend Helen! I am so sorry to hear of your family problems. I wish I was there to hug you but since I am not I will envelop you in my prayers. Hang in there, both your boys are leaning on you. Stay strong but take care of yourself.

  3. Good to hear about Matt, thinking of you. Hugs xx

  4. Oh Helen I am sorry to read you are going through a tough time with the boys.
    You are in my thoughts..
    Lots of Hugs

  5. Thoughts still well and truly with you xxx

  6. thanks for the update.... thinking of you ...

  7. Helen,
    I have been away for a few days and was so sorry to read what's been happening. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and I wish I could give you a hug! Please keep us updated!!
    Take care of yourself too!!

  8. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.