BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
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.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
This Week's Inspiration and Odds and Ends
I'm being inspired by paisleys this week. I've been lucky in my life to visit the Paisley Museum in Scotland many years ago to view their textile collection.
Interesting that this museum was funded by a man named Peter Coats of the Coats thread manufacturing family. BTW, Coats and Clark is the owner of Westminster Fibers, Rowan Yarns, and Westminster Lifestyle Fabrics which is incidentally still selling paisley designs.
I've found a second use for corks from wine bottles.
Spent the weekend on the coast of Massachusetts at a Nicholas Family Reunion. My cousin Wendy arranged for a garden tour of this amazing place.
What a fun afternoon - in the heat. You can see some lovely photos of it here and here.
How sweet - Webs Hearts Me! You can read the fun little feature in the brand new Webs Catalog. Thanks to Kathy and Steve Elkins for inviting me to be featured. I am very honored Kathy and Steve!
The feature is on pages 54 to 55 and you can read it on-line here. There's a nice article on crochet by my friend Sarah Delaney on pages 58 and 59.
The heat has subsided just a bit. And today the humidity is a bit less. I've been melting for the past week. Hope you are surviving the heat wherever you are everyone!