to celebrate the publication of my new book


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.

Monday, March 24, 2008

From the UK

A fun little tidbit to brighten up your day. David Kennard, author and sheep farmer, used his sheep and border collies to spell out the word spring! We're still under snow here in western Massachusetts but it gives us hope.

Via the Daily Mail. Read more about it here.


marit said...

Cool! Sheepdogs and their owners never seize to amaze me! It looked so green and springloke too. We'e covered in snow around here...almost for the first time this winter!

Heather L. said...

Thanks so much for including this! I'm such a fan of Kennard, and I hadn't seen this yet!

DeanB said...

I remember those years when I was a student at Williams, when it would be spring when I was in the Boston or New York area for spring break, and then winter when I was back in NW Massachusetts!

Christine Thresh said...

I didn't know border collies knew how to spell. That's amazing.

Michele in Maine said...

What a riot! I can't believe he got them to stand still for the photo. I went to Williams too, and remember lots of snow! Of course, now I live in Maine, and while we don't have much snow (on the coast), it's still cold! Thanks for the chuckle.

ColorJoy LynnH said...

I totally love this! Thanks for the photo, and the link to the article.

Dianne said...

What fun! Can't imagine getting my sheep to stand still that long, even with feed on the ground. Love seeing what the Border Collies can do. They are the amazing ones.

Flower said...

I have just spent some time reading through your blog and have enjoyed it very much. The sheep picture is amazing and now I have someone new to read in David Kennard. Thanks!
I love the art by your neighbor. I sent her web site to my neice who is also an artist and very spiritually driven. It is a beautiful way to work and live.
You are welcome to visit me. My blog is new and it's something I'm learning from day to day.

Janet said...

What a clever thing to do. Coincidence - I was just looking at my David Kinnard book yesterday - A Shepherd's Watch.

Davidk said...

Thank you for including my picture on your web-site, it's amazing how things travel around the world!
The picture had qutie an impact, with many requests for other words to be written in sheep, including a German newspaper asking me to do the 'Spring' in German. Anyway they are all too late as we've had a busy two weeks lambing. Most of the sheep in the picture have now delivered their lambs, and although the weather still isn't particularly spring-like, it's still an awful lot better than you have had in the US!

David Kennard

ps.You can find out more about the dogs at www.mistthesheepdog.co.uk

Deborah Robson said...

Thanks, Kristin. That made my day. No, it made my month. I've been having awful computer problems and needed something exactly as wonderful as that photo to remind me there is a world beyond the hard drive.