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, November 03, 2015

Big News! We're in Yankee Magazine

Big news from here on the farm. We just received the November/December issue of Yankee Magazine. And there we are on 7 beautiful colorful pages. 

The article written by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil begins..... "Inside the colorful world of designer Kristin Nicholas.....". The article is about our home at Christmas and the different ways we celebrate the holidays. It also tells about the back-story of our family. Julia did an amazing job. The photos are by the talented (and incredibly nice) Joe Keller. Check out his website - he is an amazing photographer. 

The folks from Yankee were here for 2 days. There was a crew of 6 if you can believe it. They took thousands of photos. And at least 7 cover tries. Here is a photo of Mark, Winston and I taken by the photographer's assistant. 

Here is Mark with the sheep and the photographer. The Border Collies dogs are somewhere there and you can see Winston. 

If you aren't from New England, you probably don't know about Yankee Magazine. It is a regional publication that comes out 6 times a year. They have been in business for 80 years. They are also the publisher of The Farmer's Almanac. Their focus is to tell stories about New England and the people who live here. It is a big favorite within the region and also with folks who like to visit here or have sadly had to move away from the region. We have already had numerous people at the Farmers Markets say they saw the article. Pretty cool! This is a real honor to be included in Yankee Magazine. I'm right up there with illustrator and author Susan Branch -- her home was featured a couple years ago. You can read that article here

Thank you to Amy Traverso and all the fine people at Yankee Magazine. BTW, Yankee was just featured in the NY Times. You can read that article here

I'm off to the Tuesday Market in Northampton today. Only 2 more markets left this season behind Thorne's Marketplace Stop by if you are local and say hi. 


Kathy said...

Really glad for you, Kristin! You are getting lots of great press these days.

Natural fibre girl said...

How exciting for you. I read your newsletters and just love your stories of farm life.

Anonymous said...

I am really happy for you! Perfect venue! Ann from Maine (BTW you might want to check out Maine Fiber Arts web site if you ever want to publicize anything. They have an online newsletter with sections to post info, events, workshops...just a thought. Congrats!

Auntie Shan said...


I hope the "spread", SPREADS to more Market and Online SALES! [Hooks & Needles crossed!]

BTW, was just over at one of our local thrift shops this afternoon... Picked up this beautiful large long-stitch embroidered Work on linen [I think...] with various birds at a feeder... Definitely a few decades old. There's just the odd bit of yellow-spotting on the canvas, otherwise it's good condition. A great Find for being under $10.cdn! -- Mother now has an "early" Christmas present! ;-]
I'll send you a pic later when I take one.

I also acquired another item that made me "think of you", but for now, I'm not going say "what" just yet... [and yes, I'm "evil"!]

Kathy said...

How delightful. They are wonderful pictures

Michele in Maine said...

How fantastic, Kristin! I hope it gives your endeavors a big boost!

Louise CF said...

Yay! Yay! Yay!