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.

Friday, September 16, 2011

September is Sunflower Month

It's been a tough year for farming here in western Massachusetts as in so many parts of the country. And still our sunflowers pulled through. Not as stunning as in past years, nor enough blooms to sell on the roadside stand..... but from these photos, you will never know. Happy weekend all!


Candylei said...

They look gorgeous! They brighten up rooms and faces. It really cooled off here and I even turned on the heat for 30 minutes or so. Cold weather makes me go through all of my fabric pieces...I guess because they are all warm, bright colors.
Can't way to see what you knit this weekend!

Kathy said...

Beautiful flowers. All of them lovely and appreciated. Hope the tough times have ended and things look up for farming next season.

Elaine said...

Wow!! I love the pink ones too. I only thought they were golden.
I think that times are challenging everywhere. We are very grateful for what we have and hope for better times to come. I'm happy you're on a hill and that the floods didn't get you, that your daughter is becoming a beautiful young lady and (hopefully) the sheep are doing extremely well.

phaedra96 said...

I love sunflowers; am in the process of redoing my kitchen with sunflower theme. I am thankful I purchased wallpaper and border years ago. Sunflowers are out, you know!!

Jennifer and Steve said...

Gorgeous! The goldfinches are loving our sunflowers here. :) We are definitely experiencing an apple shortage here. The only organic orchard in Ohio near us has no apples to sell this year. Boo! We will look elsewhere and hope for a better farming year for all next year!

MicheleinMaine said...

One day I would love to plant an entire field with sunflowers. I'm only afraid that it would become a deer snack bar in no time! Your photos are beautiful, as usual.

Champ said...

strong year for agriculture here in western Massachusetts as in so numerous components of the country. And still our sunflowers dragged through. Not as spectacular as in past years, neither sufficient blooms to deal on the roadside in Ranches in Texas.