Hello, My name is Sadia Andrews. After much deliberation, I decided to create an About Me page. I am a home maker with background in law and public relations. After retiring, I went shopping for a sewing machine and laid my eyes on my first embroidery machine. It was the Deco 600. Ofcourse I didn’t purchase it but couldn’t keep it out of my mind so a week later I went back to the shop and purchased it. The next three days and nights were spent embroidering anything that I could lay my eyes on. After about a month, I ventured to find out if I could create my own designs and was introduced to PE Design. My first digitized design took me quite a long while…since then it is history. I graduated from PE Design to Embird Digitizing Studio with some dabbling in Generations. I found all softwares to be alike in some ways. Today I do all my digitizing with Embird Digitizing Studio.
Born in Sialkot, Pakistan I come from a rich background of Russian, Kashmiri and Persian blends. My Paternal Grandfather migrated from Uzbekistan to Kashmir and married my Grandmother. He is known for starting the trucking industry of shipping goods to and from the northern areas to the Indian Ocean port of Karachi. The rest houses or motels still stand today.
My Maternal Grandparents,both travelled from Isphahan, Iran to Aligarh, India. My Grandfather was the first Muslim Professor at the Aligarh University and Dean of Physics. Education played a very important role in my Mother’s family and she was the first girl to study beyond high school, earning her Bachelor in Economics. At partition of India/Pakistan they migrated to Sialkot where the family started the surgical and sports industry known throughout the world even today.
In a restricted society for women, but with encouragement from my parents, I graduated from the Law College of University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. My field of specialty was criminal law. Lahore is known for its rich history and monuments. Even during my practice years, I would often dream of having a boutique where I would design and make clothes. My dream was to come true when a friend decided to start a fashion house with me.
Now that I am retired, I am a full time digitizer. I enjoy creating designs for machine embroidery that are unique yet have an heirloom feel to them. Ofcourse, this is all in preparation for our present generation to create heirlooms for tomorrow.