Monday, September 19, 2011

Now We Are Four

So, Sew L.A. turns four this month. Four! And it all started out with me saying "Well, maybe I can have some sewing classes in my corsetry studio... that sounds like fun..."

Way back in 2007, I would not have believed how far we have come. A bigger classroom, a fabric shop and website, people learning and creating every day - it's really amazing! We have (somewhat) (hopefully) weathered a recession and many, many day to day ups and downs, including power / water outages and flooding! The changes never end, and that makes me happy cause then it would be boring, and who wants that?

Creativity in action


and more fabric!

One of the biggest new changes is that we have just hired Christine Haynes as a full time store person, and we couldn't be happier! Christine has been teaching classes with us for the past year, and then decided she wanted to hang out with us even more. This means that I myself will have more time to devote to the planning that goes on behind the scenes here - writing more blog posts, writing more classes, working on (gasp) a budget even! Gosh, I feel so grown up. Also joining us in the store in the lovely Haley, a recent fashion design student from Woodbury University. She's awesome!

And we bid a fond farewell to both Linnea and Vanessa - both are off to other adventures but will be sure to stop in and visit from time to time. Now I have two new people to force into modeling for the website pictures... mwah ha ha ha!

I'm looking forward to two trade shows coming up - the International Textiles Expo in Las Vegas at the end of the month, and of course the fall Quilt Market in Houston at the end of October. I also have a TON of projects just sitting here waiting for me to start sewing and sharing! So stay tuned, intrepid seamsters...


Pam said...

Congratulations Shaerie! That is fantastic! You deserve the success and are such a wealth of creativity in the community!

Unknown said...

Thanks Pam! It's been a whirlwind and a rollercoaster and I love it. See you soon! -Shaerie