At this time of giving thanks to God,
I would like to stop and be thankful for a wonderful year of clients:
Mary M., Bobby, Monique, Lisa, Cathy C., Sandy, Deneen, Carolyn, Curt, Suzanne M., Kevin, Debbie, Victoria, Connie, Melanie, Suzanne C., Michelle, Mary C., Ron, Fabi, Mary Ellen, Cynthia,
Beverly, Sherri, Paula,
Mary T., Lori, Mirtha, Sarah, Amy, Mary B., Carol, Cathy M., Peg, Eugenia, Tamara, Ashley, Aimee, Pandora, Lucy, Cissy, Vicki, & Sharon.
For some, a single pillow was created,
for others rooms full of slipcovers. Prototypes brought to life a marketable fabric idea for one. Customized slipcover instruction was shared with several, a veteran in the industry as well as those launching new businesses. Important business lessons were learned from some of you. One of you serenaded me with show tunes from South Pacific while I was fitting fabric to furniture. Another passed on glass insulators that adorn my mantle. One boxed up a set of ceramic goblets from Seagrove and they are sure to be used and appreciated here. And my new best friend reminded me of the value in making the old feel new again. You shared stories of events that weave your days into a lifetime of memories. Your words of encouragement are priceless, but your payments allow me to continue working. Your feedback has helped me improve the quality of the products and services delivered. I have enjoyed meeting each and everyone of you. I am grateful to God that our lives intersected and for the opportunity to collaborate with you. I want to wish you a wonderful holiday with your family and friends.
Here is one of a pair of small winged parsons chairs, and they will book end the fireplace in my client's home. Nice way to spend some of the chilly mornings we've been having. Loved the color way of greens and blues on the charcoal ground of the fabric, perfect for cozying up to a warm fire.
Working in large scale floral is always fun, and I try to minimize the break in pattern to keep the flowers flowing. In this design, the back and sides of the chair were cut in one piece from one width of fabric, as were the inside arms, seat and front panel and corner pleats.
Below are a few clips from the draping design process.