I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 62, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 23. 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, two Essex and one Singer 20. 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!

Saturday, 6 July 2013

IT'S A BIT LIKE DRIVING........

you should always take a break if you feel tired!

Yes, I sewed last night even though I was feeling whacked after a day out to celebrate my Mum's 93rd birthday.  My sister put on a family lunch which Mum really enjoyed.  Our little Bridget was there and insisted that my sister (her grandmother) do party bags for everyone!  so we all came home with a treat bag of lollies (candies).  Too cute!

So... what did I sew?  I started Block # 2 of the AFA quilt-along.  I got the rows pieced but left joining them until today, as I just knew I was not really concentrating enough to be sewing accurately - especially as I'm sewing on the Singer knee-shift!


I took the photo outside on my verandah, hence the dappled sunlight!  

Now I'm off to make my Batik version of this block....

Happy Sewing!!
Helen

A favourite photo - Mum washing the car!
I'm not sure how old Mum was in this photo but
I sure wish I had that figure!!

FABRICS USED IN THIS BLOCK:-

BROWN CONTRAST FABRIC -  "MONOCHROMATIX" BY PATRICK LOSE FOR ROBERT KAUFMAN
BLUE SQUARES -  RAINBOO ZOO BY AMY BLAY FOR RED ROOSTER FABRICS
YELLOW -   PEBBLES YELLOW, BROOK BY CP DESIGNS FOR STUDIOFABRICS.COM
BLUE/BROWN/MUSTARD SWIRL - NANCY MIMS FOR MODGREENPOD   ROBERT KAUFMAN




9 comments :

  1. I love the aqua blues and design of this block

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  2. 93! Congratulations on your Mum's birthday! And the latest block is great!

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  3. A knee shift!! Wow, haven't seen one of them in years. I learned to sew on one. Congrats on your mum's 93 birthday. Loved seeing the photo of her.

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  4. gorgeous block Helen ,love the colours and love the pic of your mum.xx

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  5. happy Birthday to your Dear Mum...
    Love your A4A block..

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  6. Great milestone for your Mum.... and love the block...
    Hugz

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  7. If your mum wants to pop over and wash my car she'd be more than welcome! xxxx

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  8. Love the pictures of your mother - it sounds like she had a wonderful birthday.
    Lillian

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