Sunday, December 8, 2013


2013- 2014 

left to right 
green vertical squiggle
green & aqua candy dots
green spots

green or aqua vertical squiggle

aqua or pink chevron

aqua blue moroccan

pink zebra

For the little ones
perfect to send back to new mom with the birth announcement
mom can then insert a beautiful picture of the bambino


blue circles & dots

        and for any
    sailors out there

the sayings to the left read:

all hands on deck...
thar she blows...
down the hatch...
ahoy mateys...
yo ho ho & a bottle of rum...
land ho

Navy moorish

brown eggs

and you can still order some fabrics from past seasons
Monograms are still at hit
now more than ever
go to MONOGRAM section on left

I have a new studio
and am busy at work

You can find my frames at these fine boutiques:

The WELLESLEY BOUTIQUE - Wellesley, Massachusetts

MILESTONES - New Canaan, Connecticut

STEPHANIE'S, Nantucket, Massachusetts

DWELLINGS, Falmouth, Maine

ALL SHE WROTE, Chicago, Illinois

PREPPY PINK PONY, McLean, Virginia

frames and memento boards

contact info 
on left
Welcome to MY Shop section

Take a look at the new studio!


Sunday, October 7, 2012

mrr design autumn 2012

MRR Design 

is back from hiatus

Take a peak
at the new line

Autumn 2012

from the front:
preppy dots
green squiggle
rose and red 

 chevron: multi
chevron: aqua
chevron: orange & navy tory

kelly green stripe and dot

 blue crab

blue ikat
making waves blue
multi blue stitch

blue dots
blue sea kelp
blue starfish

chevron pink
pink crazy stripe
pink clover

aqua arabesque

aqua pearls
aqua clover

dots and stripes aqua-green

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Taking a break...
Two roads diverged in a wood...and I shall take the one less traveled by...
and hope that makes all the difference.
Robert Frost

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

More Press today.
When it rains, it pours.
Thanks Fenella for the terrific article!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Very exciting news - my work has been Sis Boom's new book: Girl's World.
Run out to your favorite book store and get a copy or buy through Sis Boom's website.

Here is a quick peak

The book is chock full of great sewing projects for girls with patterns included and the most beautiful photographs.

Each year MRR DESIGN grows a little more; publication of my work is another notch on the pole. It makes me so happy and proud and is testament to slow and steady wins the race. My race anyway. As I pass the three year mark of the blog, I note that the blog is the tool that ratcheted up the business. The blog allows me to showcase my work, and to communicate with other folks about what inspires me. It motivates me to plow stay focused and informed. And to have fun.

Over the years I have done a lot of work with Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom fame. This is Jennifer's first book and I am delighted to be part of it. It is full of how-to projects for all you crafty folks and seamstresses or just plain creative folks. You can see some of the other projects that I did for Jennifer here and here. And while my business is bumping along, Jennifer's is on the speed way. When I first met Jennifer she had two or three sales a year at her house; she got some great press in Country Living and then she got the dream of a lifetime: to design fabric. I think Jennifer has about 8 different fabric collections so far - check out her website. You will recognize many of Jennifer's fabrics on my frames.

My piece is on how-to make a quilted memento board - go to pages 158 - 163 -
and then read the rest of the book.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Spring is my favorite season in NYC. I especially love the trees all over the city with the white blossoms. I am not sure what kind of trees they are, but they are everywhere. This is the East Side; photo taken from the Kips Bay Showhouse. My last apartment in NYC had a wonderful view of flowering trees like this.
And you cannot forget the magnificent tulips on Park Avenue every spring.

Friday, April 29, 2011

This cracked me up!
Or as the newspaper article claimed: "it will have you in stitches"
Photograph credit, KG, fellow Wilton Knitwit, part-time London resident.

My fellow knit wit friend KG, has the knack of tracking down the most interesting knitting, crafting, needlework books and events and such. Just a few weeks ago KG attended the Stitch and Craft show in London where she came across the lovely author Fiona Goble who wrote a Knit Your Own Royal Wedding. The author and her talk were both delightful with amazing knitted royals in attendance as well. The Today Show was shooting a segment with the author and asked Kris if she would be interviewed too - because they heard she was an American - I have not found the interview yet but I am on the hunt and will air right here when and if I find it.
Click on the Daily Mail to see all the pics of the Knitted Royal Wedding - a hoot -

I did not quite get what Kris was talking about until I saw the pictures.

Enjoy your day at the wedding via the tube. I did not watch Diana's but I will be up early today in Virginia, where I am working at a boutique, Daisy Days in Richmond. Thank goodness the time zones are in my favor so that I can catch a good portion of the wedding before the boutique opens.
Rococo Chocolates designed a special chocolate box in honour of
the wedding.
The painting inspired by an imagined proposal by Prince William to Miss Kate.
By the way, Rococo has the most amazing chocolates,
located on the King's Road in London.
It was a haunt of mine when I lived there;
I limited my purchase to three truffles at a time
and savored every morsel.

Pastel Royal Wedding Map via JCB

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The desktops are looking pretty good:
street plan of Paris
the naturalist's Butterflies (butterflies are so IN this season)
happy Sis Boom
to match the Sis Boom memento board I posted earlier this week
If you are near Richmond, Virginia
come on by and check out my wares in person.
Daisy Days at St. Catherine's School

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spring 2011

Watercolor Swirl in aqua and pink

front: Sea Glass
back left: Central Park Walk
back right: Clover in aqua

Blue Daisy


Mocha Hide

Moroccan window
front - olive
back left - white with brown
back right - brown with white

butterflies and bees

What difference a ribbon makes.
I prefer the black with white topstitching - how about you?

For the cabin
the friend who owns the cabin that you are visiting