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!

Friday, 10 August 2012



I have just finished pinning the "Lullaby in the Night Sky" quilt.  This one has been ready for ages and I've just heard that baby Maisy is coming for a visit to Brisbane so now I'm all fired up to get it quilted and bound and DONE!   I forgot to take a pic, but here is the beginnings of this quilt.....

Siggy Blocks!....    I found four blocks that I had failed to photograph and upload to my Siggy Album, my apologies to Annelies, Vicky, Els and Leontien.  The siggy blocks are now uploaded to my Siggy Album (the link is in the side bar).  My box of siggies is quite overflowing so it is time for me to make another wall hanging!

On the homefront, all is well.  It has been Fred's "off chemo" week.  Back on it on Monday.  Some really exciting news to tell too!!!............. our son Matt has a job!  As I had mentioned earlier, he had the "all clear" from the Hospital so he had put his name down in a few places.   It's early days as he only started at the end of last week but so far his is enjoying it all.  He wears a suit every day and looks very smart! 

It is freezing here today, so I'm off to set the fire and make a start on some dinner! and then get on to that quilting!

Happy Sewing!!



  1. Good news on the family front!!!!

  2. Great to hear Matt has a job! Maybe he is growing up! LOL!

  3. Good news about the family :)

  4. Well done to Matt - and the thought of being cool enough for a fire for once is not something we are experiencing!!

  5. Congratulations on the job ! Thats exciting news.

  6. Good news for hubby and even better news for DS. Congrats to him! Make the most of the cooler days Helen and yes go sew! Cheers :)

  7. Sounds like all is going along well. Congratulations on Matt and his job! It is hard to believe it actually is cold in the world. It has been so hot here, It is amazing.

  8. So glad to hear the good family news.
    Nice that you're getting some quilting done, too.