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, August 29, 2008

My First Zinnias of Summer

Sad to say but I'm just picking my first zinnia bouquet. I've been running around enjoying the end of summer so much that I have barely had a chance to look at the garden and what's growing and blooming. This year, they are thriving with all the water we have had. I love their happy sunny colors.

Have a great Labor Day everyone!


Beth said...

Love the new painted chair cushions in the background. They look perfect behind that happy bouquet.

Hilary said...

I love them next to your new garden shed chair cushions! Gorgeous!

ellen said...

So pretty. These are the colors we need in the depth of winter.

Turtle said...

beautiful! ifi had a greenhouse i would grow them year around. Our summer has been so strange i do not even remember seing the zinnias yet this year?? sigh, where did summer go?

SNOWBIRD said...

The zinnia's are beautiful and remind me of MI. Such vibrant colors. Catching up with reading your blog this AM. Saw your mittens in Vogue. What a great issue! Will have to get the issue of Country Home and take a look see at the beautiful sunflowers. I'm with you on school before Labor Day. The kids don't get to enjoy the official last holiday of summer before starting school.

Anonymous said...

I love zinnias! They are so cheerful and bloom so well on my patio with enough sun. This year I've noticed they attract hummingbirds. (Maybe they always did.)

-- Grace in MA

Anonymous said...


I have always adored zinnias! I try a few every year, but for whatever reason, they go all powdery and die. I guess they are not meant for hot Texas summers! I love your shed.