Thursday, 1 May 2008

In loving memory of a dear TDIPT Sister…

With a truly sad heart I share this with you .. We received terrible news that one of our beloved TDIPT sisters ~ Sue Zalik passed away unexpectedly.

Sue along with her sister Lynn worked closely together and made up the wonderful artistic duo known as 2 Stitching. Together they have created some of the most beautiful original stitcheries and samplers.

Sue was a truly lovely lady with such an amazing spirit and zest for life. She was 46 years old and sadly leaves behind a loving husband of 24 years, an 18 year old daughter, and a 12 year old son.

My continued thoughts and prayers go out to both the Zalik family and Lynn and her family. May our Lord above wrap his loving arms around each of you and grant you peace, guidance and comfort throughout.

Peace be with you dear one. We will miss you terribly.

With love,

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

With a heavy heart…

I'll be packing away my sewing machine soon :(

Alas, our 3-year assignment here in England is quickly drawing to an end, and we're currently in the midst of organizing a transatlantic house move for my husband's next tour of duty.

I'll be taking a few months off from creating whilst we're juggling the move, family, and work .. but I plan to be back creating again in the fall once we've gotten settled in our new location.

In the meantime, I hope you all have a truly lovely spring and a wonderful summer...

Until next time, take care!
Justine xxx

PS: If you're interested in finding out when I next have a new creation available, please be sure to sign up for my mailing list at the bottom of this page.

Friday, 15 February 2008

It’s starting to feel a lot like Easter..

over on TDIPT Mercantile this month. When you get the chance please drop on by for a visit and see all of the lovely New Prims available from our talented artisans.

Here's a wee peek at one of the bunnies I have on there..

Until next time, take care!

Happy belated Valentines Day!

I Hope you all had a truly wonderful day filled with lots of love!

The image shown above is a lovely Victorian booklet which was produced for ladies who chose to make their own Valentines. Published in the 1840's by Dean & Co. entitled 'The Ladies Polite Valentine Writer ~ A New Collection of Elegant Sentimental Valentines for the Fair Sex'.

To find out a little more about these Victorian Valentines please visit the Norfolk Museum website.


PS: If you're in the mood for a wee chuckle, be sure to head on over to Bee's blog Pond Creek Primitives and read her adorable post ~ Kids advice on Love .. tis sure to lift the spirits! ;o)

Saturday, 9 February 2008

TDIPT’s having a Birthday Bash!!!!

TDIPT Mercantile turns 1-year old on March 1st, and only a celebration fit for a Queen will do!

In celebration of this milestone, we will be rolling out the Red Carpet throughout the month of March to show all of our customers & loyal visitors just how much they mean to us and to thank everyone for making TDIPT such a huge success!

Be sure to mark your calendars for our March 1st Birthday Bash as we'll have plenty of surprises in store for you!

Enter your name in the drawing for a chance to win one of the lovely handmades our generous artisans will be donating as prizes, and also try your luck at winning a TDIPT Gift Certificate.

Hope to see you there! ;)