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!

Thursday, 18 April 2013


I have had a few emails asking about the Ballerina Bag.  I thought this was the perfect time to show you something that you may not know about.......

Did you know that you can search my Blog for anything and everything just by using the Spotlight box up in the top left hand corner???   Well, you can!

The Spotlight box is the long thin box to the right of the Blogger icon and it has a spotlight/torch icon on the end of it.
You need to be on my Blog page.

If you type in Ballerina Bag, all posts with Ballerina Bag in the post will show up.  I usually give a link to any patterns or tutorials in my Posts, so all you have to do is read through the Posts and find that link.

So now when you are reading my Blog or any Blog, you will be able to search for a particular segment.

So that's my spotlight on Spotlight!

Have a great day!


  1. Helen you are so clever my friend.xx

  2. I don't seem to have that or I am not seeing it.

  3. I've used this feature many times to find things on your blog.

  4. I thought you were going to make me jealous with your super Spotlight shop!

  5. aaah.. thanks for showing that... I didn't know they were there.... now I can find things on my own blog too!!!