Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ahhh! Finally, a New Pattern!

Oh, I am so excited to tell you what I have been up to. I think I told you before that I have been itching to create some new patterns and get back in to the pattern business. Yes... I used to do that a lot for a few years, before Rachel was born. Having two VERY active boys and new born baby exhausted all my energy, so I kind of stopped making new patterns. Also, I was making sample pillows and such for all the quilt shops I had my patterns in (at one point, it was 13 local shops! Can you imagine making 13 of the same pillow?) I simply burned out.

Now, many years later I decided to start again. I guess I really miss it, and I enjoyed the process.

Even though the learning curve is very steep, I acquired some computer skills which I didn’t have back then... I can sell the patterns online too! I am still taking it slow, but it's a start.

So, I am going to cut the intro short and share my newest pattern: "Harmony".

I have been thinking about this for a while even just watching my own family. We are all so different and unique and that can cause some problems sometimes. Wouldn't it be nice if we could respect each other and bring the best out in all of us?

So, in case you are wondering where you can purchase this pattern... My shop on Etsy, I posted the physical pattern and PDF pattern.

Since I am SUPER excited about this pattern, I decided to do a spontaneous GIVEAWAY!! I will give away three PDF patterns to my readers.

Just leave a comment on this post for an entry, yep, that is it. I will announce the winner on the 10th.

I hope you will all have a happy 4th of July!

58 comments:

Gill said...

I love the chairs - I'm a bit of a chair nut!!

Jos SewCookLaughLive said...

What a fabulous pattern!!! That is so beautiful & the message is perfect!

Jos from Sew.Cook.Laugh.Live blog

Sandra Sews said...

It's a lovely pattern, and I hope you'll enjoy your "re-entry" into the pattern business!!

Cristina P. P. said...

Ohhh I want one of these three! :-)

Little Treasures said...

I love it! The message is simple and yet so genuinely true!

Bekah S. said...

I love this. How beautiful!

cherylj said...

That is such a cute pattern!

Sabra at Sew a Straight Line said...

This is so cute, and such a lovely sentiment, Sachiko!

LauraH said...

Harmony-what a beautiful pattern and lovely idea! Your work is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!

Angelika Szewczyk said...

Great! I just searched somethink like that to my apartment. Best Regards from POLAND!

Ariel Loh said...

Yay! I'm the first commentator! *cheers

I can somewhat feel your pain with the pillow situation. I remember I had to make just 3 of the same color/type of hair accessory, though mine were individual commissions to various people, though the reason for the similarity between each piece was because they were all ordered by the same person. I don't even want to think about what that would've been like to make 13...

Congratulations to whoever gets the giveaway files!

Ari said...

Yay! First comment!

I've had to make 10 of the same thing before, so I can feel your pain >_<

Good luck to everyone and congrats whoever wins the giveaway!

Mamita's Next Thing said...

I like your embroidery pattern especially the harmony of the different chairs.

Julie Rosenhan said...

This is beautiful! I'm so excited to see you back in the pattern business. You are so incredibly talented. I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway.

GunnyMom said...

Such a pretty pattern. I love it.
Here's to Harmony a good thing.

GunnyMom said...

Such a pretty pattern. I love it.
Here's to Harmony a good thing.

Tricia said...

I love your "Harmony" pattern!! I would love to win some of your patterns!

Kimberly F said...

Beautiful pattern! And beautiful stitching too!

ultraorganized said...

It's a lovely saying and one I plan to use with my family -- like your ETSY shop too #!}

Terri Sue said...

Sashiko, I Love this. How true it is. I would enjoy stitching it up. Thank you for the chance.

cpace said...

How clever! I would love to able to do this!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

ooh, I love that! It's so pretty, and what a beautiful message it teaches too! :)

Barbara said...

Beautiful message and beautiful pattern!

Barbara said...

Beautiful message and beautiful pattern!

SewLindaAnn said...

Welcome back to the wonderful world of patterns!! Love the chairs, love, love, love them!

annemarie said...

Love this pattern - such a great quote.

brenda o said...

I am still wondering at the ambition of making 13 identical pillows. With the other examples of your work, I would imagine they were all very nearly perfect. CONGRATULATIONS on your re-entry into the pattern design world. How are you keeping your children engaged during the summer?

shawn said...

I really like your chair pattern, they are so cute. You have a wonderful 4th also.

(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

Lauren said...

How adorable! I've been looking for the perfect wedding embroidery pattern-any suggestions?

Mindy Fresh said...

Love this pattern. It definitely fits our family!!!!!

Charity said...

This is beautiful... I love the message. =)

Em Bee said...

Hi, I love that pattern, how beautiful and so appropriate for most loving families!

Plus the chairs are gorgeous too, I like that kind of style, simplicity melded with colour and style :)

Liberata said...

I love the chairs!

Shara said...

Love this pattern. Your saying is so appropriate.

ta ho said...

Congratulations Sachiko and what a fabulous way to start. Can't wait to see more of your gorgeous work.

ta ho said...

Congratulations Sachiko and what a fabulous way to start. Can't wait to see more of your gorgeous work.

Kreahygge said...

Thank you for the chance! Must stith ;-)

Eileen Cox said...

Glad you're "back in the game" - what a lovely pattern! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next - and hoping that I can win one of the giveaways! No matter what, though, I hope your re-entry into pattern making will bring you lots of success and satisfaction!

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

This is so adorable Sachiko!!! How did I not know you had your own Etsy shop?!!! What a cute pattern - as always, you never cease to blow me away!!! Miss you my friend :)

angela said...

The chairs, the fonts...the message! I love it all. Thanks for a chance to win. My embroidery hoop is giddy with anticipation!

Jada Graff said...

You have the cutest patterns :) thanks for the chance to win.

Kira said...

That's a gorgeous pattern. I love sayings about difference being positive. This would be a lovely thing for me to sew and put up in my house.

vicki said...

Love the new pattern. The saying is something I need to hang up in the house so my kids can read it and think! lol Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

wrk2liv said...

This is beautiful in every way. My family is blended in culture, race and upbringing as well as including various step children. This quote is close to my heart. I would love to win the pattern.

Mirza said...

Love the embroidery pattern. Such a sweet saying!

Mirza said...

Love the embroidery pattern. Such a sweet saying!

Jennifer G. said...

This would be beautiful in the foyer! LOVE THE PATTERN!

Jennifer G. said...

Love this pattern! Would look beautiful in the foyer.

Angie P said...

Oh my... adorable! I want it!!

Angie P said...

Oh my... adorable! I want it!!

Jennet (Feathered Nest Studio) said...

This is a wonderful design! Thanks for the giveaway. :) featheredneststudio[at] gmail [dot]com

Stacey Mowery said...

Love the pattern....it is darling!! How exciting for you to get back into the pattern business!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sara said...

This pattern is beautiful. I love that saying - difference shouldn't be dividing, but unifying. I would love to make this for my sisters. We're far apart in age and so very different. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

nonnahsMama said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this absolutely charming pattern!

Jean said...

Your pattern is perfect for all of us; but even more so for my daughters family since they have adopted their two youngest children. I would love to win the pattern.
Thanks for letting me enter!
Jean C.
djcogdill@q.com

Shannon said...

Adorable

Christi said...

I am in LOVE with this!

Christi said...

i am in LOVE with this!

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