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, 9 November 2012


Remembrance Day is this Sunday.....  I have planted a poppy in the virtual poppy field in memory of my Dad...   you can check it out here    .....  if you click on Find a Poppy and enter either of my email addresses, you will see a blinking poppy (look hard, it's a yellow blink over the poppy).  Click on the blinking poppy and you will see a photo of my Dad.

The quilt I donated to Dads RSL Hall


  1. What a beautiful way to remember your father. Thank you for sharing. I know you may laugh, but all day yesturday you were on my mind. I kept thinking about you and hoping all was going well. Look forward to hearing your update.

  2. I love the Poppy quilt I'm sure that the RSL would be very pleased.

  3. what a beautiful tribute to your dad,thats so special Helen.xx

  4. Lovely tribute to your dad and I love the poppy quilt.