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.

Friday, May 23, 2008

When the Lilacs Bloom....

Forever when the lilacs bloom, I will remember you, Pat.
My world will never be the same without you.

With Love,


Leslie said...

What a gorgeous tribute to an abviously amazing woman. I went to the link you provided and was awed by the words written for Pat. What a life, huh? We should all be so blessed to be a part of such exciting stuff. I love the "cutting the hole in the wall" story. It seems like Pat had such grand experiences.

When I read tributes like this, it convinces, more than ever, that life is meant to be lived to the fullest. We need to shed the dissapointments of the past and live each day with joy, remembering to give back because it's in giving back that we are truly blessed.

Thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

Gosh, I can't spell today! There needs to be an edit button here! DANG! Where's my coffee? :)

ellen said...

What a moving tribute to an amazing woman.

Lynn said...

I'm sorry, Kristin.

bernie said...

How wonderful to have known such a generous and gifted woman. Just reading her memorial inspired me today, to do more for others.

Kate G. said...

What an incredible life. Thanks for posting this, Kristin. She would have loved your lilacs.

deborah newton said...

Pat Chew: a woman full of inimitable spirit, humor, individuality and strength. It was my pleasure to work with her over many, many years. And I raised more than a few glasses in friendship, slurped oysters, and shared several great meals.

One of a kind, and the world is bereft with the loss.

A toast to you, Pat. Thank you.


Mrs. Staggs said...

This is a beautiful gift of rememberance Kristin.

My sincere condolences.

Lindsay said...

Hi Kristin,

Thanks for posting the memorial. I wouldn't have known. I'm so sorry. She was such an amazing person. She was supportive in both my business and my art. As I write I can hear her laughter.


Green Kitchen said...

What an amazing life. What a gift to have known her.

myartfullife said...

Wow. What a life she made! Inspiring. I had no idea such story was behind skeins this popular yarn! And your photo of the lilacs is lovely.

Susan said...

Kristin, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. She sounds like an amazing, talented woman. Leukemia is a brutal disease and has taken many before their time. I am sorry and thanks for sharing her story with us.