BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Lilacs in a Amethyst Glass Bottle
Last May at the Brimfield Flea Market, I snagged three dark purple glass bottles from a vendor who came from Canada. They were right in my price range - not much - and they were a beautiful color. I had visions of piling old-fashioned lilacs into the openings and setting them in my kitchen window. The added bonus was that I have kept them in my windows all year round and they cheer up the landscape with their beautiful color when it is bleak and cold.
Our old-fashioned lilacs have gone by for the year but I've got these photos to remember them by. Now, I'm looking forward to blooms from the Asian lilacs which I have planted since I have lived here. I can't say I am quite as fond of them as the taller, more wild looking shrubs that have probably been living here for over 100 years. But they do lengthen the bloom time.
Here are some recent knitted swatches inspired by the colors in these photos.