Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New Designs

I am very happy with my latest finished design. It is in lots of shades of greys and taupes so is quite muted and restful.  It is a busy design with lots of applique and even some hand piecing. The pattern is half done and should be ready by the end of
August.  I have called it "Shades of Grey".

I have also been designing a new quilt for nearly a year and I am working on the final border which I decided needed to be hexagons! Why, you ask? Well, because it just needed to be. There is still a lot of work to do on it because there are two plain borders that are going to be appliqu├ęd and embroidered before it is done.  I am using softer and prettier colors this time and aiming for a really feminine look.

So until next time 
Happy stitching
from Therese

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Shoes

Don't you just love new shoes. I purchased these to wear to my daughter's wedding. They are Hush Puppies so are really comfortable. There is nothing like a bit of retail therapy is there.
Now that the wedding is over I can wear them whenever I want. I love the color which I am finding matches lots of my outfits.  I just need to find a bag to go with them but as I have lots of taupe fabrics I am thinking of  simply making one.

I have several books written by Yoko Saito so I am hope to have some time over the weekend to have a browse through them and play with my Japanese Taupe fabrics. I am really looking forward to some creative time in my sewing room.

so until next time,
Happy stitching from Therese.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ch- ch- c h - changes.

After 15 years I am making some major changes in my life and that includes closing the shop and just selling on line like so many other businesses. This will allow my husband and I to finally start the travelling we want to do. It will give me lots more free time to do the part that I love in this industry - designing new quilts.

The  things I will miss are my students and my wonderful customers who have supported me over the years and inspired me to push my boundaries way beyond anything I thought myself capable of doing.

So from Monday we will be starting our closing down sale.

I will still be selling my patterns and be available for trunk shows and to teach workshops so even though I am very sad to be closing the shop I am looking forward to the lifestyle changes ahead for me.

So until next time,

Happy stitching from Therese.