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!

Thursday, 3 September 2015


We delivered the Farm Quilt today.  It was a short lived "spare" quilt!  Holly (next door neighbour's cat) seemed to be very attracted to this quilt when I was trying to hand sew the binding....  she would not get off so the hand sewing took a little longer than usual!

Holly (neighbour's cat) really loved
the farm quilt

Just as well I always wash a quilt prior to gifting!  Cold machine wash, warm tumble dry... that's it! I like to give quilts that can be used, washed, used, washed... over and over again.  I also offer repair services if needed!!

I found a great board book to go with it!

So now I don't have a "spare" quilt or a machine sewing project "on the go" but don't panic.......... don't panic...  I'll invent something :-)  I do have plenty of hand sewing to carry on with :-)

Happy Sewing!!  Cheers from Helen

Visited Mum last weekend, she was in fine
form... so happy... not bad for 95!

1 comment :

  1. Loved the picture of your mum!

    I agree that quilts need to be used, washed and loved. They get better with age.