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, 17 April 2013


I needed to make room on my design wall so I could put my Log Cabin blocks up there.  Maisy's Farmyard Friends quilt has been up there for quite some time, so I had one final play with the layout and then took it straight to the sewing machine! 

I was then able to put my Log Cabin blocks up on the design wall,       but I'm still unsure about the layout.  I need to buy something to use as sashing, then I will put that in between the blocks and see how it looks.

ANOTHER ART FOLDER....  a gift for a little friend in Malaysia.
Includes a sketch pad
Ballerina Bag and Art folder

Happy Sewing!!


  1. The Farm Yards looks great together...
    Loving the log cabins, what do you think about brown sashing??
    Cute gifts you've made too..
    How's Fred and your son going??

  2. You always do such cute things. Your log cabin blocks are wonderful.

  3. Helen what lovely projects you have made,well done..xx

  4. Love your log cabin block, such cute fabrics!!!! Really like that ballerina purse!!! How did you make that???

  5. love the colours in both the quilts... they are both so different.... you are getting loads of sewing done....w ooohooo...