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!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013


My dad with Matthew

Tomorrow is Anzac Day.  My overseas friends can read about it HERE.  In past years I have put up some photos of dad when he was younger HERE.  You will see photos of mum too!   I've always liked this photo of dad with Matt, so I'm posting this one again today.


  1. I love the photos. Sadly, freedom comes at a price.

  2. I also love the picture of your father in his uniform and that handsome Matt.

  3. A lovely tribute to your father as your country remembers the sacrifices made.

  4. Lovely photo Helen. And thank you for sharing some Australian history.