Thursday, November 12, 2009

Getting stronger everyday!

The last time I posted I was so excited and recommitted to blogging after a rough year and a half. I was looking forward to growing my little business, and being healthier, craftier and strong.....
Shortly after that, I was surprised to be in for another surgery (my third one this year).

So here I am again getting back on that horse to live and reclaim my life.
Spending time recovering was a tough exercise in patience.My life moved in slow motion as life went on around me.
Here is my chance to express my gratitude (even if I am the only one that reads it).
Gratitude for the tender care, love and friendship of my Husband. Gratitude for the the business acumen of my Son and Daughter, as they seamlessly kept the Apron Lady Designs moving. Gratitude for another daughters daily calls - when pain ruled my day she took the time to listen and help me look to the future. That said; I also feel blessed to know I was watched over from above.

Thank you; to the angels in the form of women and young ladies who have worked for me in every capacity over the last 2 years. Thank you to the Distributors who encouraged me and never gave up on me! And thank you every one of my customers, I love your stories, your kind words and continued support.

I feel a new excitement as I put on paper the designs that have been buzzing in my brain for too long! I am thrilled to play with so many of the new fabrics that are out there. Have a favorite fabric?Let me know! I will also be looking for pattern testers.
Oh and why did I post that picture?
My kids are grown and here mostly on short visits, I remember and treasure every memory! Enjoy the moment.
Jan Lutz

Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy Summer

Happy Summer!
Welcome to my blog, this is my first step in regaining my life!
Back to the blog; to think out loud and share my designs.
I am in a redefining place, and am very curious what will be
around the next corner.
I have been playing with Suzy Swirl Skirts, my new Skirt pattern.
What's so cool about this pattern is all the fun things you can do with it;
the pattern has 2 skirt styles, a layered tulle slip and a pattern for stretch leggings.
We are vacationing in Idaho this week where I have 8 of the cutest girl cousins
of all ages; it has been so fun to "take their orders" for skirts and outfits.
Now I have my work cut out for me when I get home!
Watch for a giveaway of a Suzy Swirl Kit.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Man in the Kitchen has finally arrived!

My latest pattern has finally hit the store shelf's, and I couldn't be more thrilled! The pattern includes; oven mitts- in 2 sizes, 2 sizes of bow ties and the Apron from childs size 2 to adult size large (and includes instructions on how to make this pattern as XL as you would like).
While this is a very simple pattern, I must admit it took me forever to get it right where I wanted it.
Everyone wants to know who is that handsome guy - so I introduce to you my brother in law James.
Thank you to James for doing something I know he wasn't entirely comfortable with!
I apologize for my intermittent appearances on this blog. This weekend my daughter and husband and I attended the quilt show, Road to California, it felt wonderful to reconnect with many of my quilt world customers and friends! My health is not the strongest - and I am amazed that a Quilt show can revive me better than anything else! Thank you!!
I am happy to report that I have been invited to participate in several new projects (I will direct you to them when I can).
With new motivation and gratitude; I wish you all a terrific, and crafty New Year!