Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Remember me?

So, it was early October the last time I posted. I will try and catch you up with photos rather than lots and lots of words. 
So here goes...
Back in October I went on a retreat and made this backpack...
 First time I've used grommets to make those holes for the straps. Very nerve racking cutting the holes, but it they went together just fine.

...and also started a couple of Christmas table runners.

I have completed five in total. These will be gifts for family and work mates. So I did have a couple of finishes for November and will add them to my tally. Three finished in December too, so I can tick a some finishes off for December now; including this cross-stitch.

My hand quilting frame finally arrived and last weekend it went from raw timber...
 to a coat of stain and sealer. Just a light sand and one more coat of sealer and I will be ready to build it. I just can't see that happening before Christmas.
Last Friday the Cassilis Quilters got together and I was so lucky to receive these beautiful gifts. A lovely cross stitch pin cushion from Susan...
 and a measuring tape in this super cute felt cover from Lea
they're just gorgeous!!
Thanks so much.

There will be a few changes for me in 2015. Starting a new job when school resumes next year. Sadly saying goodbye to colleagues in my present job this week. I've also started a course, so my sewing time is being eaten into a little bit with study and assignments. Looking forward to the holidays when I can do more of both in the New Year.

I'm also looking forward to spending Christmas Day with my brother and his family for the first time in thirteen years! So it's a pretty special one for us.

Wishing you all a safe and relaxing holiday and a very merry Christmas with your family and friends.


  1. Great back pack! Those grommets add a really professional touch... classy. You've made good progress on the sewing front considering your time constraints. Have a lovely Christmas and all the best for your new job.

  2. lots of great projects here............goodluck with your quilting frame...........

  3. Great bag, even better in real life. Your frame looks amazing, can't wait to see it all out together. Enjoy your family Christmas. X

  4. Welcome back! I am really impressed by that back pack! Can't wait to see how the new frame works out! Love it!

  5. You have been busy!…the frame is looking good.. hope the construction goes well!!
    Have a wonderful family Christmas Xx

  6. You have been busy have fun with the frame

  7. Hi Raelee,love your bag and your cross stitch is gorgeous.Love the gifts you have received and how awesome you get to spend time with your brother and his family,also good luck to you with your changes next year.xx

  8. Love your finished pieces! Good luck with the new job!

  9. Love what you've been up to Raelee, love the back pack xx

  10. Beautiful things you've made, I love the cross stitch! Lucky you to have a quilting frame!


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