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We love Annie! We know her for beautiful quilts, delightfully sharing her projects with us and Peggy’s shopper buddy. It’s always a treat when she stops in for a visit. Meet her and see some of the beautiful things she’s been working on over the years.
When did you start sewing? Who taught you? I never learned to sew as I was growing up. I did other creative things - weaving, painting, embroidery - but I never learned to sew. As my daughter grew up she became friend with a wonderful group of girls, and I met their mothers. Luckily, two of them knew how to sew and they taught my daughter. Over the years, we all became very close, and I am fortunate that one of them took me under her wing and taught me to sew as well. I started with pajamas and a tee shirt quilt, and knew right away that quilts would be my passion.
What is the most challenging part of sewing for you? What part of the process do you like the most?
I don’t know much about clothing, and it’s very exacting so I find it pretty challenging still. I need more instruction and more practice. I have done some of my own quilting but mostly take my things to Nancy at Just Quilting. That’s another area in which I have so much more to learn.
Adrianna has been quite the busy bee with all our new samples! I love these color block pouches made with Moda’s cotton/linen Mochi dot and our new brightly colored brass zippers! The large one is the perfect size for makeup or an evening clutch and the small one will fit your rouge and license for a dancing date night when you only need to carry essentials. We a have beautiful selection of dots and zippers right now so visit soon and stay tuned for some more of Adrianna’s beautiful samples!
We’re thrilled to be carrying some new patterns in the shop! By Hand London is a small company, based out of London of course, and run by three girls. They’ve just opened a new part to their business, fabric printing! We’re starting with just a few of their patterns, a blazer and two dresses. The classy Anna dress that would be beautiful for bridesmaids in a summer wedding, the blazer I imagine made with linen and lined with Liberty, and the Kim dress is beautiful for a full figured body and has a few versions to choose from. Stop in soon, have a look and stay tuned for a By Hand London pattern review that I’ll be posting next week!