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, September 18, 2014

Good Morning from The Farm + Huge Craftsy Class Sale

Thanks everyone for the heartfelt comments on yesterday's post. I really appreciate everyone's input. One comment struck me that a reader added to the discussion and said she doesn't comment anymore because she reads blogs on her ipad and she hates to type on it. I am with you on that. The ipad is so convenient for browsing but give me a keyboard anyday so I can bang away quickly on it. I think I am guilty of the same. If I am ordering anything on-line, I do it on my computer. No patience for that little screen keyboard (just saying Apple).

Now that Julia is back to school and on the bus very early, I've had a chance to go outside and experience the glorious autumn early morning light. I love this time of year when the sun starts getting at a lower angle in the sky. The beautiful natural colors start taking on that gorgeous autumn glow. 

Here is one of the little sheds that I have surrounded with hostas. It is filled with some odds and ends. It was Julia's playhouse when she was little but now is a catchall. Every morning the light is just spectacular around it and the hosta blooms dance in the air. The photo doesn't do it justice. 

Do you remember when I painted my studio door this crazy bright yellow color? I love it. So cheerful. 


This year, I planted morning glories on both sides of the door. They are growing haphazardly around the door along strings. Every few days I have to rein them into the string set up. I think I will do this every year. I love how the dark blue of the Grandpa Ott morning glory bounces off the yellow color.

Here is a jumble of color in the little garden outside the studio.

Today, I am announcing the big Fall Craftsy sale. All classes are on sale for up to 50% off. Have you been thinking about learning Crewel Embroidery this winter? Maybe you used to do it and want to start stitching again? Here's your chance. CLICK HERE TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT. My class is called Stitch It with Wool: Crewel Embroidery

Craftsy is a great organization for me to be affiliated with. Not only are their classes stellar but they give me the opportunity to earn some extra money by helping them promote their classes. I am very thankful for that opportunity because I have learned so much from the different classes I have watched. So know that by clicking my link, you are also helping me to support my family with a bit of extra revenue. And you get to learn something too.

Thanks everyone again for your kind words and encouragement on the blog.  



Anonymous said...

you need a tip jar on your site. When something inspires a reader, pop a couple of $$ in the jar. I would do it.

patty in maryland

ellen said...

Beautiful photos, Kristin. Isn't the name Morning Glory just perfect? I do love that bright yellow door with the gorgeous "Glories" blooming in front of it.
Thanks for sharing.
(We raise Hostas in our nursery here, but boy do those fat, greedy Oregon slugs love them.)

Say It In Color said...

I will click on the link after I've left this comment so you KNOW how much I enjoy your blog! Blessings! Have a great day!! When we downsized and moved from our three acre antique house abode, the one thing we moved to our one third acre backyard was our grand daughter's playhouse!!! She is 12. I plan to decorate it with fun paint and real flowers next year....for part of my scenery!!