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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bits and Bobs and More Daily Cuteness

More on the Knitted Royal Wedding from Yorkshire via the BBC ... HERE. I'm dragging myself out of bed at 4 a.m. to watch the festivities on Friday while breakfasting on blueberrry oat scones and Yorkshire Gold Tea.

While we here in the States don't have royalty, we do have Lady Liberty. Julia, Mom and I went last week to visit her. It was an awesome day. I had never seen her up close and she is breath-taking, as is her story via Ken Burns and PBS which I watched a while ago. Look it up - it is worth a watch. Fun ferry ride and trip to Ellis Island too. If you have never been to either, I highly recommend the day. Make sure you do the Audio add-on as it is so interesting!

There is a new interview with moi over on the Renaissance Mom series at Petite Purls. Do you know Petite Purls? It's a very nice on-line knitting magazine full of great free patterns for babies and toddlers, kids toys, diaper bags - everything a knitting mom or grand-mom needs! Petite Purls is run by a couple of clever knitting moms - Allegra and Brandy. They do an awesome job. Thanks guys for including me!

And while I'm speaking of little ones.... here's some cuteness from our house.

How does she do this? Bundling up all four into her arms? Two have left the fold and I'm looking for a home for these two. Had a home for them but the woman's dog didn't like them.... Now they are back!


MicheleinMaine said...

Oh, it's good I don't live near you Kristin or I would scoop them up immediately! (much to the chagrin of the 3 I already have!)

Eileen said...

SO cute! I don't know how anyone could resist those faces. Some of my friends and I are having a slumber party and watching the Royal Wedding ~ we're on the West Coast, so it's truly in the middle of the night. But it's just one of those things you have to do. :)

phaedra96 said...

Awww, kitty cuteness. All my cats are grown and neutered, so no kittens. Still love them, though.

Missouri Gal said...

I love cats but I have 4 and my husband would scream if we took anymore in. Plus what a long drive to get them!
I've never been to NY, I'm so jealous!

Suzanne said...

Oh the kitty cuteness! The timing seems to always be off as I already have 3. The last time you had some the timing wasn't right either. I am sure they will find loving homes soon.

Anne said...

Adorable kittens - sigh!

I too will be drinking Yorkshire Gold tea - absolutely love it - while watching the wedding! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

i was searching for some farm photos and i find ur weblog- that was beatiful - i love to live in a farm and thats my dream...
one day i get it

carpet cleaning Reno said...

It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, however you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

Felony DUI said...

You actually make it appear so easy with your presentation but I to find this topic to be really one thing that I think I might never understand. It sort of feels too complex and extremely wide for me.

compte bancaire en chine said...

It is worth a watch.