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!

Monday, 27 May 2013


Just finishing off the binding on Maisy's Farm Quilt.  You may remember these blocks HERE.   It has taken me ages to get back on to this quilt but now I'm kind of rushing as Maisy is arriving in Brisbane this coming Saturday for a family party and I would like to hand deliver the quilt instead of mailing it.  I love making the Farmyard Friends quilt, so much so that I'm just about to prep another one!  You can see other versions I have made of this quilt HERE.  The pattern is by Ella and Skysie.

Other sewing lately has been very different to quilting…..  I've been taking up hems on my niece's jeans!  thankfully my Brother PQ1500 machine sews through them like butter!  It's all fun!

I've just had a few days staying with my sister up on Bribie Island…  mmmmmm, lovely!    Nice long walks on the beach, easy meals and great tv shows that my sister recorded just for me!  gotta love Murder She Wrote :-))

Update on my log cabin blocks….  I'm up to the sashing but I put this quilt up on the wall to wait until I've finished the farm quilt.  

So that's a quick catch up from me, 

Happy Sewing!!     I'll be back with photos of the finished farm quilt before Saturday (I hope!)…


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  1. The islanfd looks like a beautiful place to relax, walk and watch movies! I am sure Maisie will love the quilt - amazing how we can get motivated to do something when a deadline is looming!

  2. Hi Helen hope you and hubby are well,i have never been to that island ,it sure does sound wonderful,take care.xx

  3. It sounds like a lovely getaway at your sisters. The sewing doesn't sound nearly as much fun - just a necessity.

  4. Sounds like you have been having too much fun!

  5. The farm quilt is great and so is the opportunity for the getaway at your sister's.