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.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Mr. Crowe.... That is Russell Crowe, the Rooster. By overwhelming popular demand and thanks to Kathy for coming up with such a fun name. Bernie said it was very appropriate because supposedly Russell knits. So I went looking on the web and found this funny photo. I really doubt he does but we can all pretend. Anyone want to sign up to give him a lesson?

And in keeping with the reputation of his namesake, my "Mr. Crowe" has moved back in with the ladies. For days I have been trying to get a decent photo of him. Sorry, this is the best I have come up with. Chickens move really fast, especially when food is involved.

Lewis N. Cluck was a close second..... Thanks to all who voted. What a fun contest. Thanks to Kathy and all who entered their clever names!


Anonymous said...

No wonder the ladies love him, such a beautiful rooster, and with that name...Congratulations!

melissaknits said...

I may need a new rooster soon. I've got one who should be named "Killer" instead of Plush...his time grows short as the gashes on my legs grow in number.

Can chickens be taught to knit, do ya think?

The Hobbit said...

Thanks for letting us play Name that Rooster it was great fun.

Christine Thresh said...

What a great name for your rooster. And, speaking of men knitting, check out my blog today to see a cowboy knitting while sitting on a horse.

ColorJoy LynnH said...

I teach kids to knit in a very urban environment. Sometimes the boys are not sure if it's ok for them to knit. I have a photo of Russell Crowe with knitting needles on the door to my classroom.

Honestly, I don't care if he knits. He's tough and he's not afraid to be photographed as if he were knitting. For me, that's what I need. For a tough guy to advertise on my behalf that tough guys can knit if they want. Whether he makes a stitch or not, he already has furthered my cause.

(So there?)
LynnH, who is avoiding a boring task tonight by catching up on blogs

Felicia said...

Love it :)

Kathy said...

again, Im so honored I won! Lewis n cluck was areally cute one too.