Greetings from DownUnder

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Hello Everyone, … another year is almost at an end…I hope it’s been a productive & fulfilling year for you & I’d like to wish you all a joyous, peaceful festive season surrounded by your loved ones… &, that 2016 is full of creativity, love & kindness…

Let me also take this opportunity to send out a HUGE THANK YOU for the ongoing support I’ve received throughout the year;… to all my lovely crochet class ladies… you’ve made it such fun & a pleasure to teach… to all who have sent complimentary emails & posted comments on my website/blog… always welcomed & appreciated… to those of you who, from time to time, have posed some challenging questions  & prevented me from becoming complacent…. &, for the many sales that encourage me to keep going…

Let’s make 2016 the best year yet… Renate

Season’s Greeting to one & all……

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Hello everyone… well, 2013 is almost at an end. It’s been an eventful year filled with huge challenges, achievements, lots of hard work but a ton of fun & personal satisfaction. Moving house proved to be a little more demanding & testing than I first thought & not all my goals were reached, nevertheless, I got pretty close & I’m looking forward to 2014 with anticipation & excitement.

Although my new classroom/workshop isn’t exactly as I’d like it to be just yet, I have been able to get back into my fibre passions (albeit slowly) & will post some new items in the new year. My intention to keep this blog active & interesting has been one of my missed goals but, as I’ve discovered, time has a habit of running at its own pace & one can’t do everything… I hope to do better in the new year…!!

So… let me take this opportunity to wish you all a joyous, peaceful festive season surrounded by your loved ones… &, let 2014 be filled with bounty, creativity, love & kindness… Renate

Living in our new house & loving it…

kitchen beforekitchen duringkitchen-pantry-after Hello everyone, yes… I’m back… it’s been 3 months since the move & for the first 2 months I didn’t have regular internet access which was incredibly frustrating to say the least, but thank you to everyone who contacted me & my apologies if I missed replying to anyone. Also, a big thank you & welcome to all new followers, I hope I’ll be able to add some new & interesting crochet & creative stuff as I get more settled…

However, I haven’t been idle (& won’t be for some time yet)… renovating our new abode has been (& will be) a lot of hard work & many a meltdown (hopefully not too many) but, it’s been worth every minute of effort – we are really enjoying our new country-style life…

There’s still lots to do but, bit by bit, everything is coming together… my planned showroom & workshop/classroom is still very much a work in progress & I can’t say when I’ll be fully up & running again… but I will be opening my shops over the next couple  of days &, of course, the patterns are available as usual…

I’ve posted a selection of before & after photos on Flickr for those interested to see what I’ve been up to… I’m busting to be more creative active but if I’ve learnt anything at all over the past months it’s that… ‘patience is a virtue’ – a pain in the neck – but a must… everything has its own time…

My sincere apology…

to everyone who received the “private Message” spam email from rensfibreart or Renate Kirkpatrick… I was hit by a spam golbin that attached itself to my hotmail contacts – Please… DO NOT CLICK on the link, just delete – as a precaution,  I’ve  changed all my passwords on all my sites & hopefully not too much damage has been done…. Please accept my sincere apology if you have been affected in anyway…. it certainly makes me realise just how vulnerable we are to mischievous cyber idiots, who have nothing better to do with their time but to cause havoc…