Stitching Spring

Winter doesn't want to leave, but Spring won't be deterred. . .the first buds are sprouting and the birds and small animals are celebrating the advent of warmer weather to come.  i always love color and it is never lacking in my studio.

 threads and roses

threads and roses

 Barbara Haskell, my wonderful client, was recently profiled on NY1  speaking about her Grant Wood painting survey currently on view at the Whitney museum  she is wearing a custom red wool pants suit and black silk camisole with lace appliqué

Barbara Haskell, my wonderful client, was recently profiled on NY1  speaking about her Grant Wood painting survey currently on view at the Whitney museum

she is wearing a custom red wool pants suit and black silk camisole with lace appliqué

 Barbara wore a dress of mine to the opening of her Grant wood show  it is silk Gazar with lace capelet sleeves

Barbara wore a dress of mine to the opening of her Grant wood show

it is silk Gazar with lace capelet sleeves

 My husband, Artist Taro Suzuki, in front of Grant Wood's most famous painting -  American Gothic

My husband, Artist Taro Suzuki, in front of Grant Wood's most famous painting - American Gothic

 one of Grant Woods's oddly narrative paintings at the Whitney

one of Grant Woods's oddly narrative paintings at the Whitney

 Barbara Haskell profiled in the   NYTimes

Barbara Haskell profiled in the NYTimes

 red and blue Dutch Wax  dress in progress

red and blue Dutch Wax  dress in progress

 blue and fushia Dutch wax  Qipau  dress 

blue and fushia Dutch wax Qipau dress 

 A client brought me some beautiful Irish Tweed that she bought in Ireland in the 60's - there was just enough to make this coat with only tiny scraps left over

A client brought me some beautiful Irish Tweed that she bought in Ireland in the 60's - there was just enough to make this coat with only tiny scraps left over

 client wearing finished coat

client wearing finished coat

For my sister's 60 birthday her husband arranged a surprise dance party and I made her a surprise dress

 red, yellow and green wax-print dress 

red, yellow and green wax-print dress 

 it fits!!

it fits!!

 Indian block-print cotton Voile

Indian block-print cotton Voile

Happy Spring Everyone!