I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 61, 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. 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!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

So, I was searching through my "stuff" and found.....

this Stitchery I probably finished at least 5 years ago!!!   I was actually looking for something new to work on, but as I had this "on hand" I put some borders on, layered it up, quilted and bound it with a hanging sleeve - I gave this to a friend today who has become a first time Grandmother to a little baby Grandson.


I used the machine binding again, quick and done!


A recent Siggy block....

thank you Jeanneke!!   I love the antique sewing machine Jeanneke has stamped on - I really must learn to do some stamping - it certainly is a lovely way to make a Siggy block.

Unfortunately I am still under the weather with my cold.  It just keeps hanging on!!  Fred thought he might be getting it, but seems to have fought it off for now.  Fingers crossed that he does not succumb, as he must be well for Monday!

I'll be back with some more show and tell soon.... just need to take some pics!

Happy Sewing!!
Cheers from Helen








7 comments :

  1. Love these teddies, and they look lovely in blue on the calico - isn't it nice when we finish something, even if the beginning and the end are so far apart :)

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  2. Love these teddies, and they look lovely in blue on the calico - isn't it nice when we finish something, even if the beginning and the end are so far apart :)

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  3. Cute bears..
    Get well soon and I do hope Fred keeps well.

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  4. What a lovely gift for your friend!

    I hope you feel better soon and I hope Fred continues to stay well.

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  5. Sweet finish.
    Now, you all need to take care of yourselves xxx

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  6. Such a cute piece - I'm glad you found it.
    Lillian
    lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

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  7. What a cute little finish. Hope you are feeling better.

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