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, June 13, 2008

That was quick!

When I left for Columbus, my peonies were still in buds. Now, less than a week later – they are sadly almost over. And I missed them. The horribly hot and humid weather must have put them in super fast motion – from buds to faded blooms all in a matter of 6 days. I trimmed back the spent buds and I’m hoping I get a bit longer show.

Oh how I love the frilly, ruffled blooms full of the sweetest fragrance. Until next year. How sad to see you go……


Kate G. said...

They are the "girls" of the flower world, delicate and blushing. Can you get me a yarn mixed in that color?

marlaine said...

I know how you feel. Our peonies did the exact same thing - here one minute, gone the next. We have a few flowers left and a handful of buds. Here's hoping they last longer!

Anonymous said...

love the pictures

Yarn Thing said...

The same thing is happening to me here in Colorado! I just love these flowers! It makes me so sad when they are gone :-(.