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!

Friday, 6 January 2017


My first finish for 2017🙂

A birthday gift for February.  This cute little turtle was a quick and easy one to do and I happen to have a book in my stash to suit!

Lovely sewing weather - rainy and quite pleasant temperatures as opposed to last week which was just horrible!

I'm working on my ODIBAG car quilt today ..

I need to buy another colour for sashing - and I think I will do black cornerstones between the sashing.

Happy Sewing !
Cheers from Helen


  1. Love the turtle. The wee cars are sweet too.

    1. Thanks! I don't understand it but I don't get a notification when you leave a comment but I get notified when others leave their comments..... strange!

  2. Hi Helen your turtle is so cuteas are the car blocks,well done my friend xx