A long time ago, in a land far, far away…
A young Brazilian woman fresh out of journalism school decided she would take a year off to learn English via immersion. Surely it would be an investment for a career in journalism, thought Lianka Azulay, recent college graduate and Brazilian Barbara Walters wannabe.
And, it may well have been. But life sometimes has its own plans, and the path it lays out for you may have some unexpected twists and turns, and fetch you up in a place that never even occurred to you in the beginning.
That is how, on this 20th anniversary of her momentous decision, that newly-minted Brazilian journalist instead ended up an American citizen and highly successful crochet designer, with her own brand and yarn and pattern company.
If you’d like to hear more details of this and other amazing stories behind Lianka, founder, owner, and and still primary designer at Bonita Patterns, as well as the other wonderful members of the Bopnita Patterns team, we are ready to entertain you with the our biggest-ever event: “Coming to America CAL: Stitching your American Dream in Only 20 Years!”
If you are a fan of Lianka Azulay, the self-titled Top Banana, AKA The Crocodile Stitch Queen (a title given to her by the fiber arts industry), and most recently obsessed with Embossed Crochet, you can SAVE THE DATE for this upcoming Crocheting Along. It’s Real-Life, Crazy Good, Celebratory….and perhaps best of all, it is the event most chock-full off FREE patterns and prizes that Bonita Patterns has ever hosted.
Lianka will be celebrating 20 years Brazillian style, with crazy partying (til the last customer leaves the site) and wild crocheting fun util the end of 2017!
The official launch is Tuesday, November 7, 2017. All the info and rules will be posted at our website HERE and we will provide support for this event at our FB group LINK.
Here is just a teaser of all the goodies, freebies and prizes you will find in this latest Bonita Patterns Experience (hat-tip to Jimi Hendrix), the Bonita Patterns Stitch an American Dream Celebration:
ADD PICS OF ALL PATTERNS WE HAVE ALREADY FOR SNEAK PEAK + little bit of ad such “gloves are perfect for holiday gifting”… “try new, no-fuss techniques with no weaving 3d ruffles)… “if you enjoyed our reversible leaves now… you got to try this improved shape and features”… mom’s cowl take a shot from what was going to be November cal ruffles and close up of embossed shawl keep those as mystery.
And that’s just a sneak peek. Lianka is working on what the Bonita Patterns team thinks is “the piece of resistance“ (hat tip to Emmet) and may be “the finest design Lianka has done yet—which will debut at his event and will be available for FREE, for a limited time..
Here is how you can follow the schedule event and get the best of it:
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Click here to find out how to celebrate, sign up and schedule of the Greatest Bonita Patterns CAL Event of ALL TIMES! (LINK TO BLOG POST PROMOTING EVENTS AND ATTACH SCHEDULE DOC)