I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 62, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 24. 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 and one Singer 20 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, 23 December 2012


playing in the background, lights dimmed and a lovely rain shower passing over our mountain after another hot and steamy day   .....  just a beautiful evening.

I promised photos of my Christmas decorating.  I've posted pictures of just about everything I have ever made for Christmas in previous Christmas posts but I do have one new item I'd like to share...

Christmas Flower Garland
made by my sister
It makes a great card hanger!

My sister makes beautiful flower garlands - I have a lovely one hanging in my sewing room.  I had given her lots of my Christmas fabric scraps and she made up a few garlands in Christmas fabric.  We sold them at my Craft Group Xmas Stall some weeks ago and this one was leftover.  I think it makes a lovely Card hanger!

The front entry of our home
The little palm tree has a twinkling necklace but it
doesn't show up in the photo.
Note the "half" tree... our lounge room
is full of chairs at present, so I only
put up the front half of the tree!

Looking from our lounge room out through
the front entry.

Thanks for visiting!  See you tomorrow,

Cheers from Helen


  1. lovely xmas decorating Helen.xx

  2. Your home looks very inviting and christmassy Helen.

  3. Your house looks lovely. Love the garland. You are right, that it make a great card hanger.
    Merry Christmas.

  4. Makes me want to come in, sit down and enjoy! From your previous post looks like you've been busy with some fun projects. My best to Fred, hope he's feeling better soon.

  5. Beautiful, Merry Christmas Helen I hope that you have a very creative New Year

  6. The flower garland is a wonderful idea for displaying cards and also the half-tree is a great idea.

    Everything looks so lovely.

  7. Yay for you and your Christmas makes, and a great big thank you xxx