It has certainly been awhile, and without boring you with long descriptions, I have been exploring a little business venture which has taken away my time, and put energy into another area.
After our little trip to Bali last year an opportunity was placed in my lap (literally too good to pass up) and I opened up an online Batik Fabric shop, called 'Batik Trader'. So I have been madly putting together beautiful batik quilts, and subsequent kits to have available in my shop.
While I have enjoyed this new challenge, I have felt a little boxed in. I have desperately missed designing and working with 'all' fabrics that really make my heart sing.
You know how sometimes the universe tends to align, and this just fall into place? Well, I feel that I have been blessed for this to happen to me over the last few months. I have had some wonderful encouragement from amazing people and a couple of opportunities have come my way. I will now be teaching at 3 different shops in South East Queensland. I will continue to teach at The Quilters Corner, but will also now teach at The Patchwork Angel on the Sunshine Coast and Peppermint Stitches. I can't tell you how excited I am about spreading my wings and my head is buzzing with lots of new ideas, not to mention techniques to teach.
As I am taking this new direction, I will no longer be working behind the counter at The Quilters Corner and am so pleased that I will still be able to see all the wonderful customers, whom so many have become friends, while I continue to teach there.
While the jury is out on what I'm going to do with 'Batik Trader', I feel strongly that I have been pointed back in the direction of Lemon Jellie, and I'm excited to share to journey with you.
Thankyou all for your support and encouragement,
oh... and finally finished this baby last week!