Things are continuing to move along on the construction front. The east side of the building is covered with "shiplap" siding. The gables are finished and trimmed out. This is fiddly work with lots of angles and precise cutting. Kevin was up on ladders and scaffolding and Rory was cutting pieces from below. I heard lots of directions being shouted and adjustments being made but it turned out beautifully. Must cut those branches off the maple tree off. Add that to the list.....
Both the north and south side "soffits" are finished now. There is some kind of metal in for venting the building.
This is the view that will be out my studio door (minus the piles of lumber). My studio is taking the place of our old porch so I am very at home with the space. The entire room used to be made of screening with barnboard siding so this will be a bit to get used to. Not quite as much light but I'll be able to use it all year long which is marvelous. I can't wait!
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.