Wow! September 1! Where did the summer go? I hope you all are enjoying Labor Day here in the US. I myself am looking forward to autumn weather but for now, we are all enjoying the beauty that the late summer garden brings. Here are a few shots just outside my yellow studio door.
There is a stone walkway just outside the door which heats up all day long as it faces south. These sunflowers are blooming a few days ahead of those in my garden. I credit it to the hot stones.
Here's one of the pretty blooms called Orange Ruffles....
This is a new one called Greenburst.
Here's what the garden looks like right now. So lush, including the weeds! But the sunflowers tower above them.
Pop back in later this week when I will be doing a Sunflower Variety Round-Up for all you gardeners out there.
Now for the big news. My book - COLORFUL STITCHERY - is being re-published on September 21st. You see, it was put out of print by the original publisher Storey Books. My new publisher Roost Books, jumped at the chance to re-design it and bring it to a new audience. Here is the new cover - how pretty!
Embroidery is growing in popularity and I am thrilled that this beautiful book is available to the new embroiderers who missed it last time. You can purchase a signed copy in my webshop here. Note that if you have the original book published in 2005, there is nothing different - except the design and the cover and my acknowledgements. The cool thing is that now my webshop supplies many of the fabrics and threads that are used in the book. And it coordinates with the on-line Craftsy class Stitch It With Wool: Crewel Embroidery (link to it on my sidebar).
How about you.... what are you looking forward to this fall?
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.