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.

Friday, August 07, 2015

Crewel Retreat This Weekend + Island Adventure

Tomorrow begins the first Crewel Embroidery Retreat of 2015. I've got 5 women coming and I can't wait to meet them all. Four of them are "returnees." That is pretty great because I know the students already and it will be less stressful. I've got some new stitches to share and they are really beautiful and fun to do. 

It promises to be a beautiful weekend with no humidity. I am lucking out with the weather this Retreat Season. Although ----- we really need rain. My garden is parched and the plants are looking like they can use a drink of water. With our well and country water situation (or lack thereof), that doesn't happen here. I know many of you are experiencing much worse drought so I shouldn't complain. 


Julia and I snuck off along with my Mom Nancy to Swan's Island, Maine for a few days to visit friends. It was a great trip. If I can, I'll post some photos next week. We climbed this lighthouse and saw forever!


Swan's Island is a great vacation - no stores except the little grocery store and the lobster pound where you can also buy gas. When you are there, you really get away from everything. Heaven! Maybe not for everyone but definitely for me. If you want to travel there, I suggest you check out the rentals on this site. There is one of the first of the new day letterpresses called Saturn Press on the island. Check out their cards here

Hope you all are enjoying the fleeting days of summer. 

2 comments:

Karen Budnick said...

What fun, Kristin!. I did buy your Craftsy crewel class and it's packed with info. How many times do you have to explain you're holding a "Cruel Retreat"? Kind of sounds sadistic! lol

Kristin Nicholas said...

So funny Karen. Never really think about the word Crewel and cruel. Should rename the technique?????