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.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

I took this photo at Saturday's Farmer's Market in Amherst where we were selling our lamb. Boy, was it a busy, fun market. I fell in love with a new flower called Godetia. Each flower has 4 petals and they almost resemble poppies. Couldn't help but take some photos. When I got home, I realized this photo (taken with the Hipstamatic App) had a red, white and blue aura to it. Enjoy your local fireworks, the flowers, the summer colors, the heat, and maybe a day off.

The flowers are called Godetia and they were grown by Missy and Casey and the staff at Old Friends Farm in Amherst. Missy does incredible wedding bouquets and arrangements and is a non-stop dynamo. I'm not sure she knew she was creating a R, W, + B theme here but that is how it came out.

Happy 4th to all of you in the USA.

1 comment:

Auntie Shan said...


Hugs to The Gang!