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.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

How About You?

Long time friends know I've always admired Julia Childs' work. Besides her no nonsense attitude about cooking, I love that she didn't really get started in her "career" until sometime in her 40's or 50's. I wrote about her here.

So I am of course waiting to see Meryl Streep play Julia in the upcoming Julie/Julia....
Julie Powell's book "Julie/Julia......" is the book that got me started thinking about writing a blog.

Opening day, I'll be there and just hoping I won't have to drive too far..... My friend Cathy sent me this interesting link about the movie.

That Meryl - one summer Mama Mia, the next Julia Child. What a range she has!


Deborah Newton said...

It is so curious that you mentioned Julia Child today. The other day I just noticed for the first time a framed letter in my pal Elizabeth's kitchen. In the late 60's Elizabeth had found an error in MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING and wrote to Julia Child about it. The gracious author wrote back, a typewritten note on blue paper, thanking Elizabeth and saying that the mistake (a liquid amount) would be corrected in future editions. The letter also got chatty and elaborated a little on the nature of the recipe in question.
It was signed "Mrs. Paul Child".

Hope you are enjoying summer Kristin.

Knitting Out Loud said...

Have you seen Babette's Feast? A lovely adaptation of Isak Dinesen's book. Now I will look for the book Julie/Julia, thanks!

Dianne MacDonald said...

I'm also looking forward to seeing it...and really, really hoping the movie will be a good one that doesn't disappoint. I find it interesting that so many fiber related blogs have mentioned anticipation for this movie. Food and fiber together seem to be a common theme for many of us.

Jocelyn said...

I'm counting down the days. We were out to dinner last night, and I passed a theater that has it as a "coming soon" on their marquee. Of course, that was in Berkeley - foodie heaven!

Turtle said...

i can't wait to see that movie, it looks so good. Of course we will more than likely wait for dvd... i have not been to a movie theater in 4 years!
I was lucky enough to live down the road from Meryl's folks in new england and while preggars had a chance to wait on her and them one night (when her daughter was 10 days old). Used to run into her around town as well, at the circus, etc. So needless to say i have always been a big fan!
It will be interesting to learn more about Julia!

elizaduckie said...

Not that I'm a great cook but I loved Jukia's shows. Much like EZ Julia encouraged us all to deal with mistakes with humor and roll with them. Remember Julia's chicken falling onto the floor during a telecast?

I'm also looking forward to this movie...

Flower said...

This movie looks like a lot of fun and I agree, Meryl, is something else!! I must look for the movie in my town!

Anonymous said...

I saw the Julie/Julia movie at a pre-showing last week. It was great! I had to get "My Life in France," by Julia CHild, out of the library along with "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." I am going to start with French bread!!!

evie said...

I love that more and more people are really cooking rather than pulling a box out of the cupboard or the freezer. I always liked that Julia's cooking shows were welcoming to anyone no matter how advanced their cooking skills were. She encouraged folks to expand their horizons.
Can't wait to see the movie too.

Anonymous said...

Love reading about you and your life! I would love to have a skein of your new yarn to touch and appreciate!
Carol Ann