The lovely Noreen Crone-Finlay, an author of many books, writes a blog for Bliss Tree called Hankering for Yarn. On it, she writes about her many projects - most of them fiber related. She really is a multi-talented designer. I know Noreen mostly for her beautiful, creative dolls.
Here's a link to Noreen's website.
Here's a link to her blog post about my book.
Noreen has some great PDF patterns for her different doll patterns for download which you can find here. Her self-published books are also available on her site here. You all should have a look!
Here's the line I like best from her review:
Prepare yourself to enter into a world of intoxicating color and texture!
Isn't that a lovely sentence?
Noreen's post is the start of the Blog Tour that the lovely Tara from Soho Publishing has organized for my new book Color By Kristin. I'll be posting links to the blogs as the reviews appear. Most of the bloggers are asking me questions and I'm answering them. It's been really interesting to see what they are interested in. I've had to think about the different questions - some more than others - before I respond.
If you are interested in being part of the blog tour, contact Tara at Soho. She is in on Thursdays and Fridays (she's a student also.) Tara is looking for blogs with reasonably high traffic. Her e-mail is:
I'll leave you with this photo of Julia and Cora. We took a nice long walk last Sunday. It was an amazingly warm day for November. As with most of our family walks, the sheep are somehow included. We had to hike way, way up the hill to see them. I get such a kick out of Cora. Every time Julia comes along, Cora steps out of the crowd of 200 plus sheep and has a little snuggle with Julia. It's amazing. Never have we had such an affectionate sheep. It's most amazing to us because our sheep are out on pasture 9 months of the year. Individual sheep don't get special attention, unlike a "backyard flock" which many shepherds keep. Cora is pregnant again so Julia is anticipating her lamb. Lots of the ewes are beginning to look pregnant. The Farmer is expecting early lambs - mostly likely sometime in mid-December. You know what that means here on the blog - lots of lovely pictures of little lambs coming soon!
Good weekend everyone!
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.