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, 1 February 2013


I have been watching the Friday Night With Friends posts on Cheryll's blog, wanting so much to join in but up until today I just felt it was too hard to commit some time to it.   Well, as you would have read in my previous post NEWFO # 1...  things will be changing here at Aunty Henny's!!  As Fred has now completed the chemo treatments, I feel there is definitely a different atmosphere in the home and I feel somewhat "released" (not sure how to explain that!)   Of course, it's early days but anyway, it's just different and therefore I feel so happy to finally link up with Cheryll and join in on the Friday Night With Friends.

So, what will I be working on I hear you ask???       Poor little Maisy's Teddy Quilt is STILL under the presser foot where I left it some weeks ago (before the horrible heat set in) so I will try and get the quilting finished on that.

Today I went out to my friend's home for a morning of coffee and chat (supposed to be sewing but didn't have anything to take!) so you could say I have also had a Friday Morning With Friends!!  Thanks Morag and Sue!!!  I feel all inspired to get into some sewing again!

Fred can have the tv remote all to himself and I will spend an hour or two in my sewing room.....  I will report in tomorrow...

Happy Sewing!!


  1. Oh how good Fred has completed his chemo. No wonder you feel relieved..
    Sew nice to have spent some time with your friend this morning and pleased you are sewing along with FNwfs too.

  2. Great news.. that Fred has gone through that bit... and that you can join us all tonight...

  3. So pleased to hear Fred has finished that horrible part, and you can all look forward xxx

  4. I'm so glad that Fred has finished the treatments and life can get back to a more normal pace for you ;-)

  5. It's good to have a whole day with friends... enjoy! Hope all is well for you and Fred for now too. I hope you accomplished lots last night and I was so pleased to sit and sew with you! :)