So yesterday I went to a 1 day workshop on knitting and crocheting sunflowers. It was given by Kristin Nicholas at her farm. They raise sheep. The farm is in a beautiful setting in northern Massachusetts. Warning: Picture heavy
It's very rural, these were the directions to her house...
Go uphill, and the
road becomes Greenfield Road, although there are no street signs to identify this.
After the plateau, you will see a long row of mailboxes on the right and a large oak tree
with a blue sawblade that says Herron’s Blueberries. Take the immediate right onto
South Schoolhouse Road at the mailboxes. The road quickly becomes a dirt road. Continue to
the end of the road where there will be a white ranch house directly in front of you.
Take a right, going slow around corner, and travel downhill. Our farm is the only house on
the left. It has a picket fence around it and a little red barn on the left.
I took a left at the ranch house and ended up having an old guy in a red pickup re-direct me. Kristin said I met the "local color."
Can you imagine living here?
We were greeted by the Welcoming Committee
So that is her house up on the hill behind the dogs. She has three border collies, too....but I did not get pictures of them, although I thought Nessie was one of the most beautiful I had ever seen!
More shots of the outside:
Stairs in the back of the house, up to the sheep and chickens and guinea hens
The inside of the house is full of little nooks and crannies and lots of color..
Know what else was in this room?
We were given a tour, my favorite spot was this...
Then we headed downstairs and started the workshop. There were about 6 or 7 of us...I'm bad with names, but Laura came from Philadelphia (she and I hit it off), Barbara was here from Georgia (her daughter was along for the ride, but didn't take the class), Judy (who ended up adopting the black kitties, her young daughter visited with Kristin's daughter), Marlene and Tracie from CT, and several others (sorry I forgot your names) I was at the end of the table with these ladies, so I talked to them more..
Busy at work....and the end product.....Mine was not quite finished. I was the only one who crocheted. I also made a knitted one, but it is not finished. After this picture, many of these were thrown in the washer to felt...
Laura had come with several already completed
It was a great day and I made several new friends....I may even get invited to ride in a convertible on a yarn crawl!
Kristin's book will be out in March, hopefully...it is part of a series
And ta-da! My completed crocheted sunflower....
I also made this knitted one, but plan on felting it...