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It is with a heavy heart and bittersweet sentiment that I say goodbye. Goodbye to Connecting Threads, my coworkers turned family, and to all of you! I have made the decision to move back to New York. My time at CT has been amazing and the most invaluable experience of my career. CT and all of you have helped put my face and name to all the art I create and helped in making me feel honored to have all the recognition you’ve bestowed upon me! It means so much to me that I’ve pleased so many of you with the designs I’ve created, that my inspirations have inspired you! We have grown together in the four and a half years that I’ve been here and it’s truly been a wonderful and profound experience.
I’ve said many times that this has been the best job I’ve ever had and that is absolutely true! I’m so proud to have been a part of such a wonderful company and group of individuals! That being said, I have missed New York the entire time I’ve lived here. If only I could have my job at CT and my life in NYC, I would be the happiest girl in the world. But unfortunately that’s not the case and it has taken me a long time to come to this decision. I will still be involved designing fabric collections as well as embroidery designs in the future, so I won’t be completely gone. You’ve all grown to mean so much to me, it really means a lot to stay in touch and connected somehow.
I’m not quite sure what the future in New York will hold for me, but I do know that I’ll always be involved in making textile designs, as that is my true passion. I do know New York has my heart and it’s been pulling me back year after year. So instead of ignoring the pull, I’ve decided to fully embrace it and to live in the now! Life is too short for regrets and “what ifs”, I have to stop waiting for happiness to come and find me, but rather go out and find it myself!
Thank you for all your kind words over the years and your devotion to CT. I am so proud to have been part of this wonderfully, talented group of colleagues and community of crafters and creators, you certainly are all in my heart!
The most constant thing in life is change itself and so it’s time for another chapter to begin.
Lots of love,
Here are some fun moments I’ve shared with my work family over the years!
Here’s my team displaying their wonderful pillows after completing a pillow challenge. My dear friend Mari Martin made me a selvage pillow using selvages from many of my collections. I was beyond touched when I received this. I will treasure it forever!
This is a fun outtake of a group work photo, I love everyone’s expression, and strangely enough, I have the most serious face, ha ha! But this just goes to show you what a fun group of ladies I’m surrounded by. Each of these ladies have made a huge impact on me and their friendships will be treasured forever.
At a going away, after work gathering, with my beloved supervisor Teri, the funniest, kindest boss I’ve ever had the pleasure of working under.
During Wellness recess I got to enjoy having fun with my friends, hula hooping in the sunshine. Ahh…good times!!
This photo was taken when acquiring boxes for my move, I wanted to see if I could fit in it, and sure enough I could. But I’ll add, although I’m smiling large, a little bit of my heart is broken and really sad to leave.
My time at CT will forever be in my heart! I love Connecting Threads!!