I am so excited to share with you the cover of my new book Quilting Those Flirty 30's. This book is very close to my heart and is a real family affair. It's filled with a delightful array of quilts, cookie recipes, and fun stories that will make it a "keeper" both in your sewing studio and kitchen. Look for it's release in May. It was such a fun book to create and I hope you enjoy using it as much as I did writing it!
From my studio, Stanley also wanted to wish you a very Happy New Year as well. He likes to be in included in all activities! He doesn't miss much.
He has just recently had a hair cut and I have been saving his fur for the last few months to use in a felted piece. I have in mind a silk shawl with his hair felted in with the wool along the edge. It is so many lovely colors and so shiny. Watch this space! We will be sure to show you the results. We have a few more hair cuts to go, before I think we will have enough.
Happy New Year! I wish you all a wonderful 2011 filled with good health, laughter, and love. And may you find lots of time to create!
One of my goals this year, besides eating healthy and finding time to get more sleep, is to do more felting. I have been collecting the most wonderful threads in anticipation. Storage in my studio is always a challenge, as I am sure it is in yours too. I found this wonderful large jar so now I can keep my threads on display. They look good enough to eat. Great eye candy, as well as inspiration! I can't wait to work with them.
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.