Hi everyone! Once again, I have taken an unintentional break from blogging. Well I am back and once again grateful for Pink Saturday because it makes me blog. I have been really busy getting ready for the Victorian Stitchery Retreat and a few other projects that I have going. The picture above is something I did 7 or 8 years ago. It is done in all hand dyed ribbon.
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As part of the fun at the Victorian Stitchery Retreat, I always have a little crazy quilt contest. Two years ago I had a crazy quilt name tag contest. I didn't enter the contest since I am the hostess, but I still thought it would be fun to make one. Of course it has a little pink in it!
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I have updated my website, and it has a whole new look that I really like. Website work is NOT my favorite. I would rather be stitching, teaching, or even getting a cavity filled! These are some of the new hand dyed laces that I have put on the website. I like to name the color combination's that I use when I dye lace. The one pictured above is named Indian Summer because of the fall colors I used. The one pictured below, I haven't quite figured a name out for. It is a new color combination that I tried and I think it has many possibilities!
The lace picture below is a color I have been doing for awhile and it really is my favorite! It has a vintage look to it and has my favorite color in it!
I would invite you over to my updated website at www.valeriebothell.com and take a look! I will be adding items daily so you can keep checking back.
A year ago or so, Carole Samples and I taught an online class together entitled, Fancy Valentines. We had a lot of fun and we also learned how different it was to teach a class online. Pictured above was one of the patterns taught in the class. Basically, Carole took a simple appliqued heart and designed beautiful embroidered stitches that fit perfectly around each heart. She even designed templates so that you could actually mark around the heart and take the guess work out of your stitching.
At the Victorian Stitchery Retreat in November Carole will be teaching part 2 of this class. She has designed more "Fancy Valentines" for us to stitch. The one pictured above is mine and of course, I did all of my Valentines in PINK. No surprise there...ha! If you would be interested in taking this class from Carole, you may email at email@example.com.
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It is hard to believe that there are only two months until the retreat! It is going to be a wonderful, fun filled week with 4 fantastic teachers! We still have room in Carole Sample's Build A Better Block class. This is a wonderful class for newbies as well as intermediate and advanced stitchers. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, it will teach you some new wonderful piecing techniques and give you lots of inspiration! The class will feature19th century modifications we can make to create beautiful crazy quilt blocks. You will learn about seam intersections, 7 different applique methods for piecing, adding 4 different kinds of curves, 5 different generic patch edges and 8 additional possibilities for building beautiful and interesting blocks.
If you have not taken a class from Carole, it really is a treat! She is truly a gifted teacher, crazy quilter and artist.
If you would like more information please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.