I've had these photos ready for several days. . .
. . . but after the Friday's news,
it just didn't fell right to post about new fabrics.
There were other things (way more important things)
that took over my head & my heart.
My prayers are with the families of Sandy Hook.
It feels as though words fail, but I know that there is great power in prayer,
. . . & so I will continue to lift them up in prayer
for the promised "peace that passes understanding".
It is also a reminder to shower those around us with love,
& to celebrate the blessings that we often overlook day-by-day.
I am striving to look around me & to see & celebrate the
blessings that have been laid before me.
One of those blessings, in the past few years
has been to have the opportunity to design fabrics.
It was a dream - when I first started designing quilts,
& it felt like a dream when I saw my first line come to fruition.
The photos above are of my upcoming line,
Durham Collection Anew (2102).
It should be in shops around February/March.
(also, just so you know, the colors in thee photos are more true to the actual colors
than the scanned promotional images that I've seen on the internet. . .
just in case it matters to you.)
I've been enjoying folding & refolding my pieces,
& I've placed my order for bolts of some of my favorites.
(I wanted a bolt of each one - but I've no room!)
For this Durham Collection Anew, I've added a warm vintage tan colorway,
. . . & I'm thinking that I will be making a quilt entirely from this colorway.
I just love it.
I'm thinking of making quilts for my 'farmhouse collection' series
from this line that would be the kind of quilts that
would be at home on any porch swing.
This line will also be my last fabric line for awhile.
I've decided to not continue in designing fabrics for a bit,
so that I can focus more on creating designs for quilts & needlework,
as well as some other things that are currently on the back burner.
Lecien is doing some re-organizing & although I have talked with
a couple of other fabric manufactures, I just feel it's time to take a break.
(I definitely will though - continue to work on new designs for my portfolio. . .
. . . designs that can be used for fabrics & other things.)
I've really enjoyed having the opportunity to design & work with fabrics that
are a part of who I am. . .
I hope that you have enjoyed it as well.
I have a very limited amount of sample fabrics,
& I've taken part of them & made a very limited number of bundles.
if you would like a little head start on a project using these fabrics.
I also want to thank so many of you, who have been so supportive of my
fabric designing. To know that some of you have actually 'collected' them is
beyond my comprehension, & it has given me such joy.
So, as I enter this week, I do so with a humble heart,
& one that will continue to look for the blessings that
I have been given.
Please know, that you are one of them.