SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

2015 Arrives

Wishing all your dreams come true for 2015 my dear friends. We've had a few quiet days here at the farm, enjoying the time off and chance to be together. Here are some photos from the last couple weeks that feel wintery and holiday-ish. I hope you all have enjoyed the short days and the holiday season. If you are lucky to have extra time off with your family, make the most of it!


 












Happy 2015 everyone!

11 comments:

llhymes said...

Happy 2015! Thank you for sharing your gifts of color, talent, and your family and farm!

Anne said...

Happy 2015! I gave my daughter your embroidery book for Christmas and she has gone all creative on me! We had to search the house for embroidery thread ("I know I have some somewhere...") and next thing she was sewing on an envelope that hadn't made it to the recycling yet and she now has all my pillow cases that weren't already on pillows. The first one came home with wonderful polka dots and my initials, and I'm afraid the rest won't come home at all--she's doing them for other people. :D

Adaliza said...

Wishing you all a peaceful, happy and healthy 2015 from us here in Winchester, UK. My motto for the year is Onwards & Upwards - I think it's the only way to go. I'll raise a glass to collie dogs and creativity too! Ax

Auntie Shan said...

*HAPPY NEW YEAR*!! xxx

Love the pics! BTW, are those Staffordshire figurines..? Very cute and "in Period" with your House. I shall have to keep a "lookout" for similar Sheep... [When not being "stitchy", I'm an avid "Curio"-Scavenger!]

Speaking of stitchiness...
@ANNE -- ;-D Sounds like you have a STITCH-ZILLA on your hands! A not so bad thing. At least She's putting your GIFT to *USE*!

Well, must get back to my own Needles and Sheepish by-products...

Goldie Stetten said...

Such pretty images. That tree must not have been farmed, it was like the kind my dad used to bring home in the fifties and sixties. The dinning room photo is fabulous. Thank you and happy new year!

Frances said...

Kristen, thank you for sharing these jolly and festive images of your farm with us. I wish you and your a very Happy New Year...filled with color! xo

Sigrun said...

Happy New year!

Helen Hart said...

Happy New Year. Thanks for your wonderful photos of sheep dogs and woods. Your place is wonderful and your decorations great. Thanks for sending me your crochet book that you signed for my daughter Kelley. She loves it out in CA. And thanks for your blog.

Kristy said...

I love your tree! It lit up like a giant five-point star! Of course, your decor choices leave me breathless and envious. Such color and personality. Have a blessed 2015!

Laura from beautiful West Michigan said...

So sorry about Phoebe. They just worm their way into our hearts, don't they? Also, got a giggle from the top of your tree bending against the ceiling! Awesome!

Kathryn Vercillo said...

Wishing you a wonderful new year. I hope that it is filled with creativity, laughter, warmth, love, surprises and joy. Hooks and hugs!!