Sunday, November 11, 2012

Oh Happy Day!!

It's day 2 of our Very Merry Holiday Party and Linda and Mary Ellen had such fun posts.  I hope you are all having fun.  Today our features designers are Dawn Heese and Jill Finley.  I know they will have some festive posts.

I thought today, we could get to know one another a little bit better.  For those of you who don't really know me, I have been designing since 1992, and fabric since 1994. I love my job...I can sit out in the middle of Iowa, work with wonderful people in New York City and create fabric for all of you.  I'm known for my whimsical characters, and since I started designing for Henry Glass, I have been given an opportunity to design in an area I have a real passion for and that is my faith.  I do believe that God has given me the gifts to be able to do this, therefore I do believe I must give Him the credit.  Some of the collections we have co-created in this area are "Noah & Co.", "The Great I Am", "Let Us Adore Him", "In the Beginning", "Two by Two", "God Gave Me You", and "The King's Arrival".  With all of that said, I have to say that God has given me so much.  Besides my business, probably my biggest achievement has been raising our three amazing children.  My husband Ed and I have been married for 32 years, having been blessed with Shelby - 28, Taylor - 27 and Kaytlyn - 24.  I have 2 wonderful daughter/son-on-laws and 2...very soon...3 beautiful grandchildren whom have served to be the inspiration to many of my collections.  Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year...and I love celebrating it with my family.  Some of my favorite smells and tastes would be evergreen, the taste of hot apple cider and homemade cut out cookies with lots of frosting and the feeling of the crisp air while cutting our Christmas tree.  

Christmas last year.  Ed & I with Toby & Leighton!

All the kids!!
Had to show how much these two cuties have grown since Christmas!!  Can't wait to make more memories this year with them, and the new baby girl!

Please share some of your favorite traditions with me...I would love to hear about them.  I will be sharing my favorite holiday recipe and ornament on my special day, November 14.  I pray you are all having a wonderful time at our Holiday Party!

Have a very Merry Day,

1 comment:

  1. I have been drawn to your fabrics for a while. I love the way your faith shines through, maybe it will for me oneday as well. Stay Blessed Leanne, from Australia.