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.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Petunia's Six Kitties

Petunia (we call her Tuni) has been such a great mom. This is her first time and what a challenge she has had to care for six kittens. We have been amazed at what a good mama she has been although not surprised. Tuni comes from great farm cat stock and all her babies will be great hunters.

Her litter is rather colorful - two all black kittens, one black with the cutest bit of white on her face and belly, one gray tiger with white feet and white on his face and one all gray tiger, and lastly a beautiful calico. I think they will all be medium length hair although it is difficult to tell right now.

We are keeping the sweet little calico which Julia has named Delilah. Two others are already spoke for - one of the women coming for the End of July Retreat is taking a pair home with her to Maryland. How nice that they will be in a knitter's home. 

Stay cool everyone. It's going to be a scorcher here this weekend!


Norma from Misty Haven Alpacas said...

Cute kitties. Funny that comment "How nice that they will be in a knitter's home." ;)

Lucy Chen said...

I love these fluffy little creatures!

Elaine said...

Sweet little fuzzybutts!!

Diane said...

They are so precious! So true what you said about farm cats being good hunters..my dear Calamity who I lost last month was a farm boy and he brought me lots of dead rat offerings here in the suburbs! My other "city kitty" only brings me dead lizards!

Z of ZKNITZ said...

She seems quietly overwhelmed.

What's the dad look like?

Tricia H said...

Did you know that Calicos are supposed to be good luck? AND they are thought be bring VERY good luck to those close to them! I hope Julia enjoys her! I loved my own good-luck Calico for 17 years!

Kathy at Knitting Off The Grid said...

They are just darling!

Lyn said...

oh they are all gorgeous!!!!

kathy b said...

Great images. Our foster PIPPA grew 6 healthy kittens last summer. All British names. WE kept Beatles. She was a mean cat, but a devoted mom. She ate about 6 cans of kitten food a day to keep up with the growing kittens milk needs.
THe calico is adorable. I love a black cat though