BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
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, September 25, 2008
Early Morning Pleasantness
I've never been much of a morning person. When I was a kid, I stayed in bed until the last possible moment, hitting the snooze button on the alarm multiple times until it was absolutely necessary to hit the ground running in a fit of panic to get out the door. Times haven't changed much here. At least I discovered french roast coffee.
Once in a while though, I get it in my head to get up really early and see the morning come to life. It almost always has to do with a dash to an early plane or a doctor's appointment in Boston for Julia. And then there's that beautiful early morning light that makes taking photos an incredible pleasure and surprise.
Yesterday morn, I was trying in earnest (for the second early day, mind you) to get some nice photos of my metal chairs with The Blues handpainted fabric under that favorite tree of mine. As with most experiences, there are always some pleasant surprises that I don't expect. Here are mine and I hope you enjoy them on this perfect autumn day in late September.
The dew on the grass in the sheep pasture. You can tell the growing season is almost over by the autumn tones on the blades of grass.
This Moulin Rouge sunflower will be open in a couple days but it sure looked gorgeous in the morning light.
As the sunflowers develop, the blooms become rounder as the seed heads begin to mature. This spider was making his morning rounds and was almost invisible on th dark red flower.
We have kept the two mamas and their twins in the pasture near our house, hoping to keep them safe from the coyotes. The little flock was wondering what I was doing wandering around. They look so bright and white in the morning light.