So much going on and so little time to blog

The year has been so busy already and when that happens you know it is going to be a big year.

First of all I enjoyed a wonderful family holiday over Christmas and New Year on board the beautiful cruise ship Celebrity Solstice. Now that is what I call a holiday.

We got home with enough time to wash and iron to then jump on board the Diamond Princess. This time is was a working trip.

I was teaching along side the very talented Sue Spargo and Silvia Pippin. It was fabulous. Because we were only teaching the days we were at see we had plenty of time to see the beautiful sights of New Zealand.

An early morning rise saw us cruising into Milford sound. It was breath takingly beautiful.

Milford Sound

A fun day at the castle in Dunedin

Castle in Dunedin
A day out in the Limo. Murray our chaufeur was just the best he took us everywhere we wanted to go. He even took us to all the patchwork shops we wanted to see.

A Day out in the Limo

Once we got home it was back to work.

First up was a shop owner retreat.

It was wonderful combining all the Busyfingers stuff with the beautiful fabrics from Riley Blake Designs.

Techniques were learnt and samples were made and food was consumed. It was such a great weekend.

The weather was beautiful.

Shop owner retreat 4

Barbara from Pot Pourri Cottage – The Junction NSW holding my new Shaztadaisy quilt

Barbara  from Pot Pourri Cottage

Kathy – The Quilters Cupboard NSW Lots of little things finishe to take home
Kathy Stitcher's Cupboard NSW

Lisa – Heavenly Patchwork Clontaff QLD A quiet achiever

Lisa Heavenly Patchwork

Lorraine – Patchwork Passion Crambourne VIC. Oh BTW she is holding my new quilt from Sue Daley Designs – The Brighter side. The Pattern is available and the fabric kits are available at your local Patchwork shop


Peri – Stitches from the Bush mastering her clamshells

Peri from Stitches from the Bush

Sandy – The Silver Thimble Barcaldine QLD Enthusiastic she was

Sandy from The Silver Thimble Barcaldine

Margaret – Patchwork Paradise Rockhampton QLD Boy was she ever fired up. The quilt is made with the fabulous Ombre Dots

Margaret from Patchwork Paradise Rockhampton

They achieved so much over the 3 days.

Some of these girls had to travel long distances and through flood affected areas just to get here.

I think they all agreed it was worth the trip.

Tonight as I type this blog I have another house full of shop owners all tucked up in bed ready for their big weekend.

I will be back with photos of their achievements soon.


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