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.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Phoebe and Christmas Kitten Love

Popping in today to say hi and share these sweet photos of Petunia grooming Rascal. Awwww.

The house is finally decorated to our liking, the tree is up and some presents are being purchased. I hope you all are enjoying the annual ramp-up to the winter holidays - not getting too wigged out about it all. This too shall pass remember! I missed the Monday Book Giveaway everyone. Sorry about that - I will make it up to you in the New Year!

This Christmas we will be missing our sweet dog Phoebe who passed away quietly the Sunday before Thanksgiving. She was my sweetheart, my sidekick - always by my side when I was working. The house is so much quieter without her - no more morning barking to alert us all of the school bus and UPS truck. We were so lucky to have her as a family member for 15 1/2 years. 

Photo by Rikki Snyder
Photo by Rikki Snyder
A quick note to say that you can purchase my Craftsy Class Stitch It with Wool for $19.99. Have you been wanting to learn Crewel Embroidery? Here's your chance for a sweet deal (regular price is $34.99). Use this link - http://www.craftsy.com/ext/KristinNicholas_holiday to receive the discount on my class and any others you may want to queue up for over the holidays and 2015.


Vickie said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your Phoebe. Our fur kids really steal our hearts,don't they?

Margo said...

My condolences on the loss of Phoebe. I hope you will find comfort in the happy memories.

Sally said...

So sorry about Phoebe, Kristin. Have a wonderful holiday. xo

Suzi Barnes said...

So about Phoebe. I hope you and your family have a very nice holiday.

Unknown said...

Sorry for you loss. Are there puppies in the New Year?
Happy Holidays to you and your family. Thank you for making my year more colorful and crafty

Candy said...

Hang a stocking for Phoebe and fill it with precious memories. She knows she will never be forgotten.
And thank you for a year filled with beautiful and inspiring emails. Season's blessing to you and yours.

Peggy said...

So sorry that Phoebe is gone from the farm. Sounds like she was a wonderful dog and you have many good times to remember her by. Animals don't live as long as we would like them that is for sure.

Julie said...

My husband and I are sorry for the loss of your beloved dog Phoebe. We have three dogs and one of them is an "old man" who we figure has limited time with us. So we understand your loss.

Marlaine said...

I'm just catching up with my blog reading and was very sad to hear of Phoebe's passing. My condolences to you and your entire family, both human and furry.

Wishing you and yours the best in 2015.