11/16/2011

Then there's "dear" Allie

This is the last post about the retreat classes I took... The Wichita Victorian Stitchery Retreat is an annual event hosted by Val Bothell of the Pink Bunny...If you ever have a chance to go, don't miss it.  I always wish I had taken more pictures but for the best pictures go to Cathy Kizerian's  website...  She not only captured the spirit of the event, she got names!!!!

Now about "dear" Allie and I think of her that way so often that "dear" has become a part of her name...   I couldn't resist this picture of her and a pumpkin she posted this fall....Allie has a great sense of whimsy I love.   She is not only a great teacher but I count her as a special friend... She has mentored me with my AAQ pieces and spent time at the retreat going over the suffrage blocks.

Her classroom walls were just covered with her beautiful work and all of it so joyous...  You can see the piece on the wall behind me... You have to see her work up close to really appreciate it. Be sure to visit her website for a feast of color... and check her teaching and workshop schedules..

Allie was teaching classes on piecing which is my weakness.  I keep taking piecing classes hoping to find something that makes it easier for me....The afternoon was spent applique piecing on a large foundation which Allie thought we would cut up as a border.  But I found that doing a large piece to cut up for DYB squares would work great.. It makes so much more sense doing one large piece and cutting it up rather than 6 smaller blocks...

Cathy K. took this  toward the end of the day and I was fading fast but I love that the shot included my chatelaine which I could never do without and wore from sun up to sun down.  It is getting a little tattered though after so many years and I need to make a new one.

And this is post #999

4 comments:

Suztats said...

Wow! 999!! Congratulations!

Susan Elliott said...

Woohoo!!!!! 999! I'm not sure I'll be able to sleep tonight. It's like Santa Claus is coming to Olderrose!

Sorry...I didn't mean for that to overshadow our dear Allie. She's just awesome and has been one of my mentors too. With me from the very start of my blog...in 2006~! And, hopefully until the end of my days...

Bring on 1,000!!!! Such a nice big round number!!!

MosaicMagpie said...

I noticed the chatelaine when I saw that photo. What a good idea about making a really big block and cutting that up for the smaller blocks! That is genius! Now, that is why I come over and read these posts.
Deb

Allison Ann Aller said...

Why thank you, dear Gerry!
It was such a splendid and special week... ;-)

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