Battenburg & Ballerinas

This distinctive type of lace, named Battenburg after Queen Victoria’s son-in-law, was developed in the late 1800s. It was distinctly modern in that it combined machine-made techniques with hand stitching. It quickly became very popular and was used for everything from parasols to kitchen curtains. For the next five days read The Grace of the Hunchback by Annabelle Troy, the story of an outwardly ethereal but inwardly fractured #ballerina–as unique as Battenburg lace–for free on Amazon. Continue reading Battenburg & Ballerinas

Ballerina on the Rocks

  Celebrate 2017 with free week of The Grace of the Hunchback by Annabelle Troy Jan. 2-6 https://www.amazon.com/Grace-Hunchback-story-Marie-Taglioni-ebook/dp/B00L1RWQ7Q Radiant 19th century ballerina Marie Taglioni leaps from tragedy to triumph! Meanwhile, enjoy this ethereal Basho haiku: If there were fragrance these heavy snowflakes settling… Lilies on the rocks Continue reading Ballerina on the Rocks