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.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Polka Dot Sheep + A New Friday Giveaway
Towards the end of grazing season here. It's very gray - after all it is November. The sheep are working their way through the various fields they graze. This field they grazed last week was full of burdock. Hence the polka dot look. Burdocks are such a pain because they get in the wool (and the dog's fur) and as the animals run and graze, the little seeds drop out and spread more. Not to mention it doesn't help the wool clip and makes for pretty odd photos.
The big guy on the left is our Polypay ram. It's his third year breeding. We've got 3 other rams in with the girls. His babies have grown really well and his first ewe lambs will have lambs this coming January/February lambing season. Anxious to see how they lamb and what genetics he adds to the flock.
We also have a Dorset ram lamb, a Cheviot ram, a homegrown ram out of Cora (one of most prolific and best milking ewes and Julia's former bottle lamb). Farmers always say "the ram is half your flock". We'll see what these boys add to the genetic gene pool.
Here's what I have for you all today - a DVD of the new season of Knit and Crochet Now - the PBS t.v. show I am on which just began airing the new season. These DVDs are fresh off the press. The show is a great one to knit or stitch to or would make a lovely Christmas gift.
Here's how to enter.....
Answer the following question in the comments section......
Q: What do you do while you are knitting, stitching or crocheting? Do you have a favorite TV show, series or movie? Would love to hear.
Please, US addresses only. As always, leave an easy way to get a hold of you - Ravelry id or email or blog address.
Contest ends Monday, November 25th at 11:59 p.m.
Mentioned this project a while ago over in the UK about PomPom sheep. Here's a little video about it. And another really great short film via Wovember! Thanks Wovember.
FLOCK - In the making from Eden Arts on Vimeo.