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.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

And We Begin Again

Stopping in for a brief moment to wish you all a Happy 2011. Our best to you and your family and may you all have a safe and fulfilling coming year.

And to share with you our Christmas Eve Day gift.

Cora delivered 2 bouncy baby ram lambs that day. One white.

One black with a funny little white beard and white top hat.

Enjoy the first weekend of the New Year and I will be back in a few more days. (Julia is wearing my Quarters Cap PDF Downloadable Pattern.)


Sally said...

Sweet. Sweet. Sweet. Happy New Year, Kristin!

mwknitter said...

How incredibly sweet & adorable! I'll have to forward a link to my daughter for my 4 year old baby animal loving granddaughter! Happy New Year!!!!

Lynn said...

Lambs already?! Yay - that means spring can't be far off!

Patty said...

So sweet,and so loved by your daughter!

Laura said...

Hi Kristin--
Thank you for the duplicate stitch tutorial.. I "sewed" in a name on a Xmas stocking that was supposed to have been a gift back in November for this Xmas.. but doing the name was SO difficult-- until just recently someone at Webs( Sarah) directed me to your website.. and lo and behold. I don't know how I made it SO difficult! I finished the name a bit after the New Year 2011 came in!! Yayy!... Your website is beautiful.. gorgeous lambs! I met you at Webs when you had your showcase...

Thanks alot!

Whosyergurl said...

The lambs, Julia, the cap.
Lovely photos!
Happy New Year! XO, Cheryl

Deborah said...

What cute lambs and a nice gift for 2011! Happy new year to you and yours.

Lyn said...

and a Happy New Year to you too

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

Hooray for Cora! I love LOVE your lamb pictures and that little black one is darling. Lucky Julia.

Auntie Shan said...


And, *CONGRATS* "Granny"!! ;-D
I guess those 2 won't be difficult to tell apart...

BTW, tell Julia, that She looks absolutely gorgeous in Her HAT!


Melissa (meliabella) Sibley said...

Congrats on the new babies Momma Cora! Julia looks so proud! <3

Happy New Year!

Brad Fallon said...

Happy New Year and congratulations on the new babies!

Sarah said...

Happy New Year!

Virginia said...

Aww... Happy New Year!

Carol said...

Absolutely adorable. Happy new year to you and your family.

Caffeine Girl said...

I'm not sure there is anything more adorable than lambs!

marshafinney said...

Happy New Year. I always enjoy your blog. I wish you were a little closer so I could come to one of your weekends! I just downloaded the hat pattern. I will make it for everybody!

Anonymous said...

I always look forward to your blog. It's so encouraging and uplifting and the photography is amazing. I've met you at a couple of events and you are such a real person! I love your animals and seeing pictures of the brand new lambs is so wonderful. Please keep up the good work!
Robin Corddry
Corddrymum on Ravelry

Diane H K in Greenfield said...

Hi Kristen,

I might be interested in buying Cora's chocolate lamb, but I'd need him elastrated. We'll talk, okay?

Enjoy the weather. I'm just starting to get sick of snow, and that's unusual for me because I'm a huge winter fan.