Monday, February 28, 2011

Crazy Quilt for 2012

A couple of years ago, there was talk of making a Crazy Quilt by 2012. I think the plan was that the quilts would then be displayed in Paducah. Well I am not sure if that is a go, but I am still working on mine! I choose to make a black on black crazy quilt, something I had never done. I then decided to do all of the embroidery in bright pinks and greens. I am almost done and have been really pleased with it. I also offered it as a class at my shop and have had a good response.


I just love to do bullion embroidery much to my student's dismay! They aren't as in love with bullion embroidery but they do admit it forces them to do it.


Since the name of my shop is The Pink Bunny, I felt it was only right to put a pink bunny on the quilt!

Oh, all of the pictures were taken with my new camera, so I hope I am improving...

Talk to you later,



Saturday, February 26, 2011

What a difference!


For those of you that read my blog on a regular basis, you know that I am not really a photographer. Well, I have decided to work on that! Today I bought a new really impressive camera! Pictured above is a picture I showed you of the Pansy MCC Quilt several weeks ago.


Here is a picture I took using my new camera! I know it isn't perfect, but I am new and just learning to use it!

Here are two more shots of the Pansy MCC Quilt. Hopefully I can find a nice beginner photography class to learn more about my camera, but I am really excited.

I have some other plans that led me to buy this camera and I'll keep you posted on those. I am always brimming with ideas.

Talk to you later,




Thursday, February 24, 2011

Carole Samples...what a DREAM!


The final teacher that I am featuring for the Victorian Stitchery Retreat is Carole Samples. She will be teaching a class using her Dream-A-Seam templates. These templates are wonderful! Whenever I list them for sale on my website, they are gone in a flash. This will be a two day class where she will show you wonderful stitch ideas and uses for her templates. Pictured above is a partial picture of the block I worked on when I took this class. Carole is a wealth of crazy quilt information and I feel blessed to call her a friend. This will be her sixth year at the retreat and it just wouldn't be the same if she didn't come. She will also be giving a lecture one of the evenings.

In between taking reservations for the retreat, I will be speaking tomorrow at a Christian Woman's Club. I thought it was so sweet, they put a picture of a Pink Bunny on their invitations! I am excited to share my love for crazy quilting with other woman!

Talk to you later,



Monday, February 21, 2011

Painting with Fabrics -Sea or Land!

The next teacher I am featuring is Judith Baker Montano. This will be Judith's fourth year to come to the retreat and it just wouldn't be the same without her! She is a wonderful teacher and a very gifted fibre artist. She will be teaching Cottage Garden that is pictured above.


She will also be teaching a 2 day class on Painting with Fabrics. I just this landscape!

Keep checking back, as I will be featuring our final teacher for the retreat!

Talk to you later,




Saturday, February 19, 2011

Invitations have gone out!

Invitations for the retreat went out today! I so love doing the retreat, but really don't like the paper work! Remember, there is no postal service on Monday, so don't panic if you don't get your invitation until later in the week. If you don't get one and wanted one, please let me know! We had so many requests for invitations this year it was really hard to keep up!

Today I will feature Gerry Krueger as the next teacher on our line up. She will be teaching a Miniature Painting workshop on Monday evening. She says no artistic ability required! The class size will be limited to 10 lucky people, so I wouldn't wait too long to register for this class.

I really think her buttons are so cute!

To Barb W., yes I saw your wonderful article in CQMagonline and I recognized the squares! So cute! To Bonnie, I do have your address and Vicki, I so hope you can come!

Talk to you later,



Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spring is in the Air!

Today is just a beautiful spring day here and the perfect day to feature the next teacher that will be coming to the Victorian Stitchery Retreat. Candace Kling came last year and she is returning! She is a fabulous teacher and is just loaded with wonderful information. She also brings with her the most wonderful collection of flowers she has made.

This year she will be teaching Fabric Flowers, Fabric Flowers 2(pictured above),

Ribbon and Fabric Cabochons(pictured above) and Ribbon Buds(pictured below).


Some of you have commented that you would like info on the retreat. We send out invitations, so we'll need your snail mail and we'll be happy to send you more info!

Talk to you later,


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Victorian Stitchery Retreat 2011 !


Plans are underway for the Victorian Stitchery Retreat 2011! It is going to be a wonderful retreat and I am very excited about the new hotel we will be in. For the next few days, I am going to feature each of the teachers that will be teaching at the retreat. I am going to do it in alphabetical order, just to be fair! First up is Allison Aller! Allison has a new book coming out soon and I am very excited she is coming. She will be doing a Home Portraits class(pictured above) and a Contemporary Curved Piecing class(pictured below).


If you would like an invitation to the retreat just let me know, we will be sending them out very soon!

Talk to you later,


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Anyone for a Swim?

This is what our swimming pool looks like today! I so want to go swimming but I guess not yet....

But inside, where it is warm, spring has sprung! I made this pretty little flower and it makes the blah winter weather go away when I look at it. I can hardly believe that next week it is supposed to be 60 degrees here. (Both of the ribbons I used are available on my website.)

Of course, I had to play around with my computer again and....spring has sprung many times over!

Talk to you later,

Monday, February 7, 2011

Poppies!

Most of you probably know that Judith Baker Montano has her own thread and silk ribbon line. Recently some of the colors are now available in 7mm. One of the colors is named....Poppy. I decided to make some poppies out of the ribbon. It was really fun and I think they really look like poppies!

Talk to you later,



Tuesday, February 1, 2011

MCC Quilt Update


I received two amazing pansy squares yesterday. I haven't updated you in awhile so I thought I would post this. I just love the pansy motif on the fan! It is even more amazing to see in person.


Many of you are probably experiencing the snow and minus zero temperatures that we are experiencing. So I began dreaming of the vacation we went on last summer. I am truly a beach girl! We went to the most amazing resort in Florida. Just look at that simming pool with the waterfall coming down! It was just awesome....it was also like 95 degrees out.

Maybe we can all dream about the beach while looking at the snow!

Talk to you later,


Val