Lila's Studio
Lila's Studio

Lila's Studio

Lila's Studio is acompany 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.

 

 

Design and Rendering for Holy Spirit Hospital, Camphill, PA

 

Career:

1983-2008

For the majority of my career life, I had worked as an Architect for an Architectural firm in Philadelphia that specializes in Hospital and Medical facilities design. 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 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 cointinued 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. Being a stay-home mom now has allowed me to pursue my business while tending to my family's needs.

I am constantly coming up with ideas and charting them and hopefully I can catch up with stitching as my library of charts is piling up. I am hoping to share and deliver more of these designs in the years to come.

 

 

Thank you to my family for their love and support.

2018

 

 

Some examples of my work from my Architectural portfolio (below).

Read more about "Lila's Studio"s, a featured designer in the March/April 2011 of the "Just Cross Stitch" magazine.

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.

 

Distributor: Hoffman Distributing Co., Inc has been distributing my designs since 2010

                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Friends

"Best Friends" is featured in the  March/April 2011 of the "Just Cross Stitch" magazine.

Published work in the July 2006 issue of "Cross-Stitch & Needlework" magazine

"Season of Giving" is a Christmas ornamnet published in the "Christmas Ornament 2011" issue by the "Just Cross Stitch" magazine.

We're on Facebook! Search "Lila's Studio", take a peek and join in a conversation!

https://www.facebook.com/LilasStudio or on Instagram as lilas_studio

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For any inquiries or comments,  please email us at  :

 lilastudio@verizon.net or  lilaumstead@gmail.com or leave a Convo on my Etsy page.

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 15% Off  all charts from July 2-Dec. 1, 2019 on my Etsy store. Coupon code: LOVE2STITCH

https://www.etsy.com/shop/lilastudio09

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Please check the "News" section for any corrections or updates.

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Oops! A type O on the "Holiday Quaker" finish size. It should be 13w" x 9"h. This info is on the back of the chart. Please read the "News" section for details.

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Note: If you are stitching the "Let Freedom Ring" sampler, please read the Notes and the Q&A in the "News" section.

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Support your Local Needlework Store (LNS)! Check for availability of my designs.

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See "Cross Stitch Designs" to view other Samplers.

Alphabet Sampler I

My designs are distributed by Hoffman Distributing Co., Inc.

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