Lookie, Lookie…

thomas-knauer-sews-pear-tree-boxToday I came home to a box. I was expecting this box; I have been anticipating this box. This is THE box. Inside this innocuous little box on my front porch is the first look I’m ever going to have at Pear Tree. This box, this very one.

When I got home this morning it was staring it me, well aware that I had been waiting for it. It dared me to open it right up, but I didn’t. It had been teasing me for days, so I thought it only fair to make it wait as well. I sat it down on the couch and went off to make lunch. Halfway through making lunch I peeked around the corner to make sure it didn’t run away…

Yep, I even ate lunch with that box sitting just a few feet away; I was giving it the cold shoulder. I didn’t want to seem to easy, but once that last bite of lunch was swallowed up the reserve disappeared and I tore it open to find this…


I love it!!! I can’t wait to start playing with it. Of course this is only a yard of each print; I’m gonna have to wait until next week to get my sample yardage, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get a bit of a head start right away (assuming Bee gives me any time to sew before next week). It’s already in the washer; I wanna see what it is like after a good wash and dry.

Unfortunately, I didn’t open the box to find that Pear Tree had brought about world peace, which is what I saw happening when I rehearsed that moment in my head. (I should have known fabric wouldn’t be able to negotiate a universal truce.) I may need a couple of days to reconcile myself to reality…


PS: Look what the fabulous Nicole made to celebrate the occasion! #GiantHugs

Can I Haz Pear Tree

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11 Responses to Lookie, Lookie…

  1. 1
    Sharon says:

    That is beautiful! I can’t wait to get my hands on some!

  2. 2
    Mary Jo says:

    What fun , congrats

  3. 3
    Shannon says:

    Oh, the Pear Tree is so yummy! Have you been petting it all night? I would! I can’t wait to get me some!!!

  4. 4
    Diane says:

    How exciting! I would love to receive a box like that… I guess that would mean I have to start designing fabric… probably not in this lifetime! Congratulations on your new line, even if opening the box didn’t bring about world peace!

  5. 5

    Wow! So lovely! That pink/coral & green is my new favorite combo right now. 🙂

  6. 6
    thomas says:

    Thanks for all the kind words. After washing and drying my new arrivals the heavenly chorus arrived and brought me a full cup and a half of world peace!!! Yay!!!

  7. 7

    Congratulations it looks great!!

  8. 8
    Martha Heidt says:

    Oooooooohh!!!! Beautiful! How exciting for you!!!! 🙂

    Did you know that if you want to keep fabric from raveling when you wash it just clip diagonally across the corners a tiny bit?

  9. 9
    Julie says:

    Woot! Of course I love it… can’t wait to get it in the shop. You must be so excited… it brought world peace to my house for sure 🙂

  10. 10
    Lisaleh says:

    This is stunning. I MUST have the sweet pea color way!

  11. 11

    Congratulations Thomas! I can’t wait to have the same thing happen here . . . in awhile . . . Also if you need anything sewn for market by a reallyl fast sewer . . .

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