Saturday, December 31, 2011

Advent and SSCS gifts.

Well it is the last day of 2011 so this post is going to be a long one. First of all i hope that you all have had a Merry Christmas and that tonight you all celebrate in a Happy New Year.

I have had the best ever December as i joined in Chookyblue SSCS for the first time. Many thanks Chookyblue for including me in this swap and for all the work that you do behind the scene making sure we have addresses and have sent and received our special parcels. I have had such a great time getting my secret person to make for and sending off the parcel and waiting for it to arrive and then getting my parcel and opening it on Christmas Day with all my family watching to see just what Mum received. I now have another Blogger friend to add to my growing list of crafty family. My new Blogger friend is Nemo and look at the beautiful things that she sent to me that were in the parcels that i showed you in my last post.
Exercise girls turn your head to the left, now you can see the beautiful wall hanging and little extra's that i got.
This is what i sent to Nemo and she loved it and is already using the organizer.
Then i also this year joined in the Advent swap on the forum that i am with and i had to send to Helen and Sandy sent to me here are the gifts that i sent and received.

This is what Sandy sent to me Day 6 to Day 10. Just look at my new Mug Rug and Mug Hug and the tea is just wonderful settled my upset Tummy that i had just before Christmas.
This is what i sent to Helen Day 6 to Day 10.
This is what Sandy sent to me Day 11 to Day 15. The Candles really gave the Christmas sent to the house, the shortbread did not last long and the bracelet was worn on Christmas Day.
Here is what i sent to Helen Day 11 to Day 15. Helen loves vintage buttons so i sent here a bag full that i had found in my travels. And she loved the knitted Christmas tree that i did for her.
Here is what Sandy sent to me Day 16 to Day 20. Now get a look at the beautiful organizer ribbon down the front of the beautiful journal cover and the photo frame with the beautiful saying Families are forever. I am going to put a photo of my 3 children in that when i can get them all together. ha ha.
Gifts that i sent to Helen Day 16 to 20. I tried to send at least 1 homemade item in every 5 and in a colour theme as you can see here soft pink for a lovely lady. I love crocheting and knitting these coathangers while watching TV.
Gifts from Sandy Day 21 to Day 24. Get a look at that pattern for the aprons i will be making one or two of these it is just lovely and the key or scissors charm i just love it so much. I felt like one special lady each day i opened up my Advent.
Gifts that i sent to Helen Day 21 to Day 24. As you can see the Hand towel matches the washer and coat hanger that i sent to Helen.
Now Drum roll here is the BIG ones Day 25. Here is the beautiful Cushion that Sandy did for me and it is now sitting on my chair in the lounge room where i sit and craft at night. I am very lucky.
And here is the Runner that i made for the Day 25 the BIG one for Helen. This is the first runner that i have ever made and i had so much fun and the instructions were so great to follow for it the pattern is one of Samelia's Mum. I will be making lots of these through out the year.
Back of Runner.Well there you have it my special Christmas gifts that i sent and received only one more thing to say to you all.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

SSCS Parcel Arrived and Advent Swap

Morning Girls, Well where did my November go. This year has been so busy that it has just flown past us all i think.

Well this year i joined in Chookyblue SSCS for the first time. Chookyblue does the most amazing job with this swap to a big Thank you goes out to her. I have loved every minute of going onto my Secret partners Blog and deciding what to make her. Wrapping and sending off the parcel along with an ornament and checking to see it it reached its destination and then storking my mailman waiting for a parcel to see who my Secret Santa is.

Well the wait is over on both sides i went on to my partners blog and see that she has received my parcel hooooo so glad that it got there and this morning in my mail was a parcel from my Secret Partner Nemo and Nemo was who i sent to.

Here is the lovely ornaments that i received and parcels to go under the tree until 25th.
And here is the ornament that i sent to Nemo i forgot to take a photo of the gift all wrapped up.
Also this year another first i joined in the Advent swap on the forum and Sandy is sending to me here is the parcels that arrived.Here is the lovely gifts that i have received from day 1 to day 5. First was the chocolate as Sandy said lets start Dec off just right. Day 2 was a Tilda's Christmas ideas Book. Day 3 just beautiful Peach Rhubarb and Hibiscus had cream i wish we had smell a computer so that you could all smell this it is divine. Day 4 Christmas FQ with red and Green stein of thread. Day 5 Shopping list.I sent to Helen in the Advent Swap and had a ball getting the gifts together to send to her here is a photo of what i sent for Day 1 to Day 5.
Well i had better go and do some housework today as we have had some lovely rain and i don't have to go out in the paddock today. So housework is what is happening here today. I also hope to get the house decorated after i get rid of the dust and get my Christmas Card as well so i had better get into it.

Hope that you all have a great day.


Monday, October 17, 2011

I Won yay yay

Morning Ladies, Well we are getting thunderstorms and lovely rain for the last 3 days and everything is looking fresh and beautiful. That's what you get out here after you pull a windmill. Two weekend ago we noticed that the tank was down on water and that the windmill was not pumping like it should so pull it up to change the buckets was in order. Now that is done we get the wonderful rain. Here is DH and DS up the windmill and can you see the wire rope here in the middle of the photo at the bottom i am in the Toyota pulling that so that we can bring up the rods and pipes. We were down there at 6am that weekend to pull it up then went home to putt the new buckets on the pump and back down on Sunday morning to put it all back down.

I will have to get outside and take some photo's of the Raintrees so that you can see how beautiful they are looking. We thought that we had lost them from the cyclone but will pouring some water and the rain they have come back looking lovely.

The Beautiful Wendy over at Sugarlane Quilts had her 2nd Blog anniversary and i won yay. Look what arrived in the mail last week all wrapped beautifully.
And look at the goodies inside i have never had a turnover before and the beautiful threads and Wendy must no that i love variegated threads they are all lovely thank you Wendy.
Well i have the first load of washing on the line and now to get DS onto his maths for the day do that i can vacuum and mop before it gets to hot. Lets hope that we get some more rain this afternoon. Just talked to hubby who is away at the mines and it is 38 there already but he said that the clouds are already building so lets hope that they get some rain out there to settle the dust. Only 10 days and he will be back home and we then are mustering. Busy busy busy this time of year.

Well hope that you all have a great day.


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Took the plunge

Well i did it i took the plunge and joined in Chookyblue wonderful SSCS. I have watched this swap for a couple of years and this year have myself organised so that i could join. I no just what i am going to make so now just have to start. Thanks to Chookyblue for another year that she is running this swap it seems to be getting bigger every year and i love seeing what everyone made.
Hope that you all have a great weekend it is building up here for a storm. I do so hope that we get it. Don't you just love hearing the thunder and smelling that rain as it is coming in the wind.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Why Rells Place

Morning Ladies, What a wonderful hot day here today in FNQ. We even had a shower of rain at 10:30pm last night but shhhhh don't want to scare any more away. We need some rain right now it would be lovely and i just love the smell mmmm.

Well while blog hopping was over at Dawn's and she is asking how we came up with the names for our blogs. My Blog Rells Place is easy. My name is Narelle but all friends and family call me Rell and this blog is my little place in blogland so there comes the name Rells Place. It is where i can come and share what i have been up to which i have to blog more about. And i do so enjoy seeing all the wonderful comments from friends that i have made in Blogland. So have a think and go and see Dawn as she is having a little competition as well. Thanks Dawn for doing this i have been blog hopping all morning to blogs that i have not been to before and love reading how they all came to get there name.

Well hope everyone has a great day talk soon.


Monday, August 29, 2011

Spring, Swaps and New Books.

Hi Ladies,
Well like Jenny of Elfantz said a few days ago have we missed spring. It has been so hot here the last few days that we even had a storm with thunder. Not much rain in it but you could here it on the roof. If this is the start of Spring then we are in for a very hot summer out here in the bush.

But with Spring on our doorsteps i have been out putting water around trying to green up the place and stop some of the dust in the house and came across these today. I just love orchards and have been giving these tender care for years and i now have flowers yay.
I have been busy with swaps on the forum that i am with. We have just swapped a Sew Compendium and mine went to Jorja-Lyn in SA and she loved it. Here are photo's of it, i used my things to check that Jorja-Lyn would be able to fit here things in it as i made the pattern up myself.
And this is the beautiful Sew Compendium that i received from Linda in WA.
I love the saying on the front and here is the inside.
I am talking to ladies all over Australia and some overseas on the forum and loving it. Also in the mail last week was two books that i just had to order one is Tilda and the other Moda book and both are just wonderful. Can not wait to get started on making things out of them both.
They are two book that are worth adding to your collection.
Well lunch time here and the men are in had to take this photo to show you of there hats hanging while hands are being washed.

Have a great day and i will be back soon as have nearly finished the little crocheting from last post to show you all.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Crocheting and Little Purses

Morning Ladies, Well what lovely weather we had here in the Far North last week. Then in the cold has come this morning and the wind as well. I have been crocheting this past few weeks and have 2 baby blankets made and will take photo's and put up during the week and also making these.Can you guess what they will be? Hope to have them finished by the end of this week so will let you see the finished items then.
I am also in the Fat Quarter Swap and love every minute of it. Each month we swap with our partners 2 FQ and of course i add little things as surprises he he. If you want to join we would all love to see you just go over and sent Cathy an email and she will fill you in. If you love getting good mail you will love swapping FQ.

Well this month my partner is Cathy and i sent her FQ off and have a look at these beautiful Little Purses and Tissue holders that she made. Don't they look just fantastic.
Makes you want to go and make some yourself i have some cut out now to make and hopefully Sunday is the day to get them done. I have not done any little purses before but have my tutorial all printed out beside me ready to go. Think i am boar-king as there is a ZIP to add.

Well that is it for today have the ironing ready as it is Sunday and i love to iron while watching Landline. Hope that you all have had a great weekend and that the week is good to you all.


Sunday, August 7, 2011


Hi Girls, Well i don't get to go into Spotlight as i live far out in the beautiful bush. But this year as DS in Y10 has to go down to the school 4 times a year to do his exams i go to Spotlight while he is doing his exam. Well this post is only 6 weeks late but thought that you would like to see what i purchased on last visit. I am now saving up for the end of this term when i can have another Spotlight visit.

First there was the packs of fabric.
Then there was the Spot's.
Could not leave the Roses behind.

Then some others that Jumped up into the basket.
Then when i got to the counter these Flowery FQ were there.
And they all came home in this with the VIP Free Magazine.
Well all have been put away and bag back in the car awaiting my next Spotlight visit. Hope that you all have a great weekend i am off to do the ironing and watch Landline.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Where is the year going

Hi Girls, Well where is this year going half over i must be getting old. hahaha. Well i have been busy and today as blogger is being good i can show you my first bag that i have made in a swap at the forum that i love.

This is the bag that i made using Dawn Hay Pattern for the Baseco Tote Bag and it is easy and the results are just wonderful. I sent this to Celine in the UK.

This is the Bag that Norma sent to me and i love it see all the pockets on all sides. Thank you Norma.
I also last month won some beautiful FQ from QuiltJane over at Want it, Need it, Quilt and have now got a mini quilt in mind for them from this book but it may take me some time so don't hold your breath. hahaha.Image from Jenny of Elefantz and Yes Jenny is right this book is just wonderful. Go on over and have a look at the beautiful mini quilts that Jenny has made up already.

Well i hope that you all have a great week and hopefully i will be back soon with more of what i have been up to.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Two posts in one month WOW

Happy Sunday Bloggers. WOW 2 posts for me in one month what is happening.

I promised you some photo of some of the Christmas things that i made for family. So here they are i did a lot of Knitting and Crocheting as i love giving home made gifts. This year i hope to be able to sew some of the gifts that i give.

The purple set was for my Mum.
And this Blue set was for my Mother in Law.I also made two of these for sister in laws and 4 crochet Tea Towel toppers that i can not find the photos of.

Hope that you have a great what is left of the weekend.

Happy Crafting

Friday, April 8, 2011

Another Month April is here.

Hi everyone out in blog land. Well another month down and April is here where is the year going. I have been doing a post a month so it is better than last year so here is hoping that i can aim for 2 posts a month.We are still fencing and the government is hoping to have some Cyclone clean up in this area soon. My DH can then get some relief with his elbow as all the chainsaw jarring has it swollen and very sore at night when he tries to sleep. We are still getting rain and this is the wettest year that i can remember in a long time. And the weather has changed and we have had to bring out the jumpers and i have been looking at starting a crochet rug but have to get to town to get one more ball of wool then i can start.

In the sewing world i have been making a bag but can not show you yet as it is for a swap on the craft forum. Can not wait to see what you all think. Have you been over and joined in on the craft forum i just love it and the ladies are just great. Here is the button to go and have a look.

Another place that i have joined is the Fat Quarter Swap and that is another place that i am having fun at l just love getting mail don't you. Here is what i have received from Alex in the March swap the color was blue i forgot to take a picture of what i sent to Alex.
This month April i sent off to Cathy and she received it so i can show you that as well. When i get my parcel from Cathy i will show you that as well.

While i am on the subject of Fat Quarters get on over to the Raggedy Station. Theresa has just opened up her new shop and it just looks great i would love to live near her as she would see me in there all the time. Anyway she is having a giveaway of the most beautiful black and white Fat Quarters and i would love to win this one. So head on over and have a drool like i have.
While you are over visiting Theresa have a look at the beautiful photo's of her shop. Would love to here from anyone that has been to visit and what you bought.

Well this is the longest post for a while and i have just loaded up some Christmas things that i made for family so i thought that i would show you. So keep watching and i shall be back on Sunday. Hope that you all have a great weekend.

Happy Sewing everyone.