Come journey with me.
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page." - Saint Augustine
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I have put off starting my blog but today is the day!!!!! Yes! It is raining here in Abu Dhabi which is very, very rare. Many years we only get rain a couple times in a year. One time we didn't have rain for 4 years. Normally everything is covered in dust but with all the trees and the grass being washed by the rain everything is bright and fresh and ready for a new beginning.
My name is Cynthia Tomaszewski and I am the designer and owner of Simple Pleasures, a quilt design company with offices in Michigan and the United Arab Emirates. I am also the author of 5 books, "Garden Party - Applique Quilts That Bloom", "Tea in the Garden - Quilts for a Summer Afternoon","Let's Pretend - Whimiscal Quilts for Kids", "Quilts from Paradise", and just released, "Quilting Those Flirty 30's" which are all published by Martingale and Company.
Travel and adventure have been my goals and luckily I have found a soul mate in my husband Mike. We have travelled extensively through out the world, from Mexico, Europe, Africa, and the Far East to the Pacific Basin. After residing in Abu Dhabi for seven years, Mike, my son Zachary, and I took a two-year hiatus and sailed our thirty-three foot Hans Christian sailboat through the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to Spain. I currently reside once again in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates with Mike and our Yorkie Stanley.