And a New Year has begun

I hope that you all had a fabulous Christmas and are enjoying the New Year. 

I have just returned home from a family holiday cruising around New Zealand. We all had a fabulous time. The usual too much to eat but, very relaxing. It is a time that I can switch off from work and the hectic life I lead just to regenerate ready for a huge year ahead.

Every year I think I just cant fit anything else into my schedule but alas there is always room for something more.

I always kept 2 bucket lists. One for my business and one for my personal life.

2012 saw me cross off everything I had ever hoped for with my Patchwork with Busyfingers business. It was a very weird feeling I must admit.

However, shortly after crossing off the final dream on my list the opportunity came my way to become the disributor for Riley Blake Designs in Australia and the weird feeling disappeared and a whole new bucket list was created. YEAH!!!

Don't you just love BUCKET LISTS

I would like to take a minute to reflect on the year just gone before I tell you about the exciting year ahead.

I feel very blessed to have had so many opportunities come my way.

All of my designs for 2012


Teaching at home in Australia 

Girls Day in the CountryNundle (Teaching Australia) 
Quilt Fabric dlights SA
Girls Day in the Country                     Teaching in South Australia
Cottage on the Hill – Nundle               Quilt Fabric Delights

Winter in the Hinterland (Australia Teaching)  
Patchwork Paradise (Teaching Australia)
 Winter in the Hinterland                     Patchwork Paradise
 Sunshine Coast, Queensland              Rockhampton, Queensland

Crow Book Release TAS
 I had the honor of launching the Quilted Crow Girls book in Tasmania! 

Shop Owner Retreats

Shop Owner Retreat 
 Shop Owner Retreat (3)
Shop Owner Retreat (4)
Shop Owner Retreat (5) 
Shop Owner Retreat (2)

Teaching in so many different countries around the world

Cotton & Color Switzerland 
Cotton and Color Switzerland  
Kathrina's project Cotton and Color Switzerland
                     Cotton & Color – Switzerland                             Kathrina's Project

 Happines is Quilting Texas 
Katherines Teachin OS 
Quilters Palet Netherlands
Happiness is Quilting      Kathrines Quilte Stue                  Quilters Palet
McKinney, Texas             Norway                                        Netherlands

Barn Quilts Iowa US
Spagetti Ice cream Switzerland
Barn Quilts Iowa, US     Spaghetti Ice Cream – Yum!     Beautiful Switzerland

Ste Aux Mines - France - For the love of Hexagons (2)
Ste Aux Mines - France - For the love of Hexagons (3)
Ste Aux Mines - France - For the love of Hexagons
Ste Aux Mines – France – For the love of Hexagons

Spring and Fall Market in the US

US Market 
US Market (2)

Kansas City Relaxing 
Crow Book Signing Kansas City
A bit of R & R in Kansas City               The Quilted Crow Girls
                                                            Book signing in Kansas City

2 Fabric Ranges with Riley Blake designs


Mill House Collections is born. Distributors for Riley Blake designs.

Mill House Logo_Small-02   
Riley Blake Designs Logo
MH Stock Arrival MH Stock Arrival (2) MH

On the road with Riley Blake as we did our soft launches in the capital cities.

Jina Design Director Riley Blake launching Mill House collections 
Mill House launch Melbourne 
Mill House launch
Jina Design Director     Mill House Launch – Melbourne     On the Road for the
Riley Blake launching                                                         Mill House Launch
Mill House collections

The crazy weekend of making samples with my first range of fabric.

Prairie Rose  
Ralphy Helping make One day at a time - Prairie Rose (2)
Picking up Prairie Rose       Ralphy even helped us out!

from the Airport! 

The year ahead holds many new adventures and I will jump into the deep end as I always do. 

I look forward to catching up with old friends and making new ones. 

Tomorrow I will share with you some new and exciting things happening here so stay tuned.



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