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!

Friday, 18 July 2014



I recently ordered a new Needle Plate for my Brother PQ1500 machine... It arrived today!  I am so happy to now have the needle plate in Imperial measurements instead of Metric!

I ordered it from Sewing Parts Online in Dickson TN. USA - very happy with the service and price!  The goods were very well packed and the postage costs were very good.  I also bought more of the aluminium bobbins for this machine - love them!! My machine has never sewn so well.

I think I'm going to like this Blogger App -- look at that.  Another Blog Post:-)

Cheers from Helen


  1. That's funny, I never use those markings on the plate, so I couldn't tell you if I had metric or imperial? Nice to know though...

  2. have fun Helen.xx

  3. Are you building a new machine? Still love mine