Monday, 3 February 2014

Hello out there!!!

Hi ya all,

No I have not fallen off the face of the earth, just off blog land.

Well, January has been and gone. I spent 2 wonderful weeks up in Qld. 1 week with the kids at those horrible parks and a week of pure bliss staying with my cousin in Brisbane, sent the kids home with friends, lol.

Well once I got back I started sewing like a mad woman to get my blocks out for January on time. Only a couple of days late :-)

Well, I finished January blocks and enjoyed it so much I then did my February swaps and posted them. Finished off my Initial Heart Swap hosted by the amazing Cheryll and popped that in the post.

Quilting Block Swap Australia 

From Maria - January

Sent to Maria - January

Sent to Deb - February
Quilting Block Swap Australia 

Received from Erin - December
Received from Sue - January
Sent to Sue - January
Sent to Jan - February

Today I finished my 12” mini swap with the theme of Easter. Again hosted by the amazing Cheryll.

Hmm, now what can I sew??? 

Guess it is time to get started on the Christmas gifts. 
Christmas thru the Year hosted by Athena and 
1 Xmas Item a Month hosted by Narelle. I am attempting 
to do at least 1 Christmas themed item a month.

Think that is enough for now :-)

Hugs Raelene

Friday, 10 January 2014


Yah!!!!! It's sewing night.
Join up with like minded sewing blog buddies with Cheryll's Friday night with Friends!!!!

My to do list:
  • Finish QBSA - 12” swap
  • Finish CQBSA - 12” swap
  • Trace stitchery for Up the Garden Path
  • Trace stitchery for Christmas Santa table runner

Hugs Raelene

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Up the Garden Path

Fee from Mum's Cupboard is sharing this lovely, free 
"Up the Garden Path" Stitch-a-long with us.  
Visit her HERE to check it out. 

Hugs Raelene

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Swap Pledge 2014

I have taken the Swap Pledge of Integrity!

Join me in taking the pledge for 2014.....

Make the 7 step pledge with Cheryll over at 

Hugs Raelene

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Secret Santa Swaps 2013

Secret Santa swaps!!!

All wrapped, ready to send
Number #1 hosted by Colorado Lady the Secret Santa Soiree Swap and the spending limit is $20.00 (not including shipping).The gifts could be made, new, recycled or gifted.

What I sent to Lisa
I still don't know who my swap partner was.... but I love my goodies

Number #2 Hosted by Helen, The Scientists Great Stocking Swap

Here is some of what I sent:

All wrapped ready for the sack!
In the sack!
Something useful!

Smelly & useful!

A Christmas decoration
Fat Quarters, 5" charms & 2.5" charms!
The tangerine!


Hugs Raelene


Saturday, 30 November 2013

Busy Busy Busy girl sewing

Hi there,

Sorry I have been MIA over the last week or sew. I have been sewing like a made woman :-)

I have recently joined a Facebook group called Handmade Markets where you sell homemade goodies. And with this I have also started a facebook business page Raelene's Ramblings

Sew between Christmas gifts and the market items, I have been extremely busy.

I have finished my girlfriends birthday /Christmas quilt and she just loves it.

My lovely niece saw a journal cover on Pinterest and asked if I could make one for her, which I did happily      :-) I simply love sewing for people that truly appreciate it!!

I will post off my Secret Santa Swap Monday morning and my Secret Santa Soiree Swap
I have finished my Fat Quarter December gift for Narelle and will also post that Monday. Was going to post this morning but I have a really bad case of Laryngitis and just could not do it this morning :-(

So far for the market I have sold a few sets of bonbons' a teacher appreciation envelope and a bag :-) happy with this as they were the first 2 markets I put anything in...


I have also sewn this cute wall hanging, I still have it's partner to finish.

Okay, I'm back of to bed to rest up (Kids love that I have no voice :-)

Have a great weekend and sew, sew, sew!


Hugs Raelene

Monday, 18 November 2013

Weekend Wrap Up

Hi there,
Forgot to post about the bag I finished for my niece this weekend.
Kylie saw the following picture that I had pinned on Pinterest. She asked if I could make it. I replied “I'll make it for your birthday.”

Herringbone Haul it all Tote by Marion from
Well, she just loves my version of this tote.

Either front or back.

Either front or back.
Inside with pockets and a key holder thingy.
Oh, and another Christmas Swap ready to be sent. This one is a secret swap hosted by ColoradoLady and the spending limit is $20.00 (not including shipping).The gifts could be made, new, recycled or gifted. I made most and thifted a little and recycled a book I did not use.
All wrapped up! 

Hugs Raelene