SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Newburyport Here I Come.....

Next Wednesday May 6th, I'll be speaking on COLOR at the Essex County Needlearts Guild Meeting near Newburyport, Massachusetts. I'm excited because this guild is a diverse group of needle artists - many of the members do several different kinds of needlearts. In the afternoon, I'm teaching an embroidery workshop. Should be a fun trip and I haven't been on the North Shore of Massachusetts in soooo long! I love it there!

Since I'm traveling east, I want to mention our lamb business again. If you are interested in buying a whole or half lamb, I'll be staying in Newburyport Tuesday evening, May 5th at Morill Place Inn owned by the lovely Rose Ann Hunter (a talented needlewoman who is involved with this guild and made my appearance happen). I can meet you with a cooler full of farm raised lamb Tuesday evening. Bring it right home to your freezer and enjoy it all summer long! Right now we have one half lamb and one whole lamb available (or three half lambs depending on the demand!).
Send me an e-mail at nicholasATvalinetDOTcom and I will forward you an information sheet about prices and what cuts of meat you will get.

Locally, you can find our lamb at Greenfields Market in Greenfield, MA. It's in the meat section and the customer response has been great! Here's what it looks like in the meat cooler.

Lots of fun stuff happening locally here this weekend. The Greenfield and Brattleboro Farmer's Markets open for the season tomorrow. There's a Chowderfest at the Energy Park in Greenfield. And tonight and tomorrow is The Twist Fair - western Mass's alternative craft fair (run by Lexie Barnes - author of Storey's Sew What Bags) at the Northampton Center For the Arts. I don't know if I can get to it all but I'm going to try!

4 comments:

Deborah said...

That would be fun to hear you speak! I was wearing my cotton vest (Vivaciously Vibrant)and as always get so many nice comments. I've had it so long the buttons have been changed at least four times! Love it!

Boo-hoo...I know that many eat lamb, but I feel as though I've gotten to know your flock and can't bear to think of that, sorry! I wouldn't be a good farmer of animals--they'd all be pets.

Melissa said...

Thank you for the local reminders! I will definatly be stopping in at the farmers market tomorrow morning while the boys are at the barber shop for hair cuts! :)

Diane H K in Greenfield said...

We were just at Green Fields and saw your lamb products there! Woot!

We're going to the GFM early tomorrow, probably by 8:30-9:00 a.m. Maybe we'll bump into you there...

Sojourner Design said...

Hi Kristen,

I do hope you'll give us a full account of what the Essex County Needlearts Group is like. I feel a distinct lack, in this Pioneer Valley, of a mixed media group.

I think it's lots of fun to see what others are doing with fiber. My interest extends to paper and even paint/pastels/markers etc and how they interact with paper and fiber. If I felt I had more time I'd love to start such a group.

Diane