KRISTEN NICHOLAS OPEN HOUSE-OLD RUG HOOKINGGEMS FROM THE PAST

7 12 2015

GREETINGS

We have been so lucky with the weather.  While other parts of the country are getting snow and flooding we enjoy seasonal and warmer weather.

KRISTEN NICHOLAS OPEN HOUSE

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I found Kristen Nicholas and her colorful life only months ago.  She lives in the next town over from me .  I love what she does with color and when I found out about the open house I was delighted.  My friend Susan came up and off we went yesterday.  It was easy to find and there were many people there.  From the outside her house looks like the Colonial Cape Cod houses which dot the countryside here in Western Mass. But when you walk through the door color hits and delights you.  Lime green walls, pinks and purples, wonderfully decorated with books everywhere, my kind of place.  It was such a comfortable house you could sit down anywhere and relax.  Kristen greeted us at the door and in this small world we found out that she had visited Susan’s old shop The Cooperage.  We chatted with Kristen and meandered off into the downstairs rooms.  In every room there was things made by Kristen.  Her delightful whimsical paintings beckoned me.

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Her Husband was giving a sheep herding  demo with his sheep dogs.  It was so interesting.

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 She has many wonderful books out and I recommend “Crafting a Wonderful Home” which I plan to get soon.

Check her out on Facebook and her web page.  She offers lots of ideas.

RUG HOOKING GEMS FROM THE PAST

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Susan brought up this box of rug hooking information.  Carefully collected in the 50’s.  It was given to her by a fellow whose Mother passed away and he couldn’t bear to toss out her life’s work.  I just started looking through it today.  She made her own color wheel,

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there are patterns and notes on bindings etc.  I would like to find a museum to give it to.  Would anyone know of a place where it would be valuedIMG_6157

Many thank for reading my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful day.  Carole