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, 17 November 2016



Thank you Dolores for your beautiful Siggy Block.  Another nice addition to my collection.

Today I've been getting ready to quilt my Elephant Quilt.  I have cleaned and oiled my Brother PQ1500 and put in a new needle.  I like to stitch in the ditch prior to any FMQ I might do.  I'm not sure how I will quilt this one, I would like to have a play on my new Sweet Sixteen.    I can't really use it just yet as my left hand is still in the splint but hopefully by next week that will be off and I can get going learning all about my lovely new toy.

Elephant Quilt

Cheers from Helen


  1. Hopefully you'll soon be hot on that new machine! XO

  2. I can't imagine having that new toy and not being able to play with it.

  3. Oh I do hope you can play with your new toy soon. Look forward to seeing your elephant quilt finished.