Lila's Studio is a company that designs and retails original Cross-Stitch Patterns. This company comprises of me, sole poprietor, author and designer of Lila's Studio.
I am very excited to launch this company this year 2009 with my husband's encouragement and support.
I am forever greatful to my husband, Scott and to my sons, Kyle and Ian who have been my design critic and fans.
For the majority of my career life, I had worked as an Architect for an Architectural firm, Robert D. Lynn and Associates in Philadelphia that specializes in Hospital and Medical facilities design, 1986-2008. I have had rich architectural work experience and especially, I have been involved in most of the design aspect and construction documentation of various projects.Prior to this, I had worked for two other firms, an Engineering firm Ang Assoc. and an architectural firm, Soong Associates as a draftsperson while continuing my studies at Drexel University Evening College in Philadelphia.
Personal: Born and raised in Baguio City, Philippines. I went to a Catholic school from Kindergarten to College - Saint Louis University in Baguio City. I finished 3 years in Architecture and when I emigrated here in the U.S. in 1983 to join my family, I continued my studies in Architecture, Evening program at Drexel University, Philadalphia while working full time.
I met my sweet husband at my sister's wedding in 1989 and we got married in 1990. A few years later we had our sons, Kyle and then Ian whom we cannot imagine our lives to be without these loving, smart and now amazing young men.
During my full time working life, cross stitching was one of my favorite hobbies that I always enjoyed and looked forward to at the end of the day. It has become my escape and past time activity which I did incessantly. My love for stitching, drawing,my visits to museums, attending art workshops among other things has inspired me to design my own charts. It has taken me a while to build my portfolio being a busy Mom and working full time.
During the recession in 2008, the Architectural firm I worked for sadly closed its doors. I found this time of my life an opportunity to reinvent myself and push forward to be a Cross stitch designer. This was perfect timing as our two sons were little and being a stay-home mom worked perfectly for our family. This has allowed me to pursue my business while tending to my family's needs.
Although I miss Architecture, I have fully embraced this new chapter of my life.
I am hoping to create more cross stitch designs and share them with the needlework community in the years to come.
"Live well, love much, stitch often" is my little motto.
Credit to: Carolyn DeLong, owner of the Just Cross Stitch shop for Framing and needlework supplies.
She has beautifully framed many of my needlework pieces.
Carolyn's Blogspot at: http://www.justcrossstitchinlimerick.blogspot.com
Credit to: Veronica's: thecreativefinisher.blogspot. Veronica, with her talent has made many finishes for me which includes pillows, ornaments, and flatfold finishes among others. She has a very impressive portfolio and hopefully will continue to be my source of finishing for future projects.
She has created numerous finishes for other Designers including some SYHO( Stitch Your Heart Out) pieces and for many other clients.
Distributors: Hoffman Distributing Co., Inc
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