Can I show you a few of the gifts I received for my birthday?
So on that happy note, my friends, I would like to wish you the very best weekend! Thank you for sharing in this news with me...and I promise tons of baby crafts and nursery projects in the very near future!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, free of any and all fowl drama!
I cannot even tell you how upsetting this news is...first to be betrayed by a neighbor and second to have to say goodbye to my girls. I have always been very upfront with my immediate neighbors, checking in to see if the chickens bothered them, giving them eggs when we had a surplus...so I find this all the more shocking.
Providence is SO behind on the times...it is still illegal to keep chickens in our city. Luckily there is a group of citizens fighting to change these laws...and you can bet that I jumped right in to the fight yesterday. I will be working with several local leaders to amp up the fight, and my hope is that if all things go well and the law is changed, I will have my girls back within the year.
I would love to hear from any chicken owners who have fought the laws in their town...and if you are a Providence local interested in joining the fight...shoot me an email...firstname.lastname@example.org. The city just doesn't know who they are dealing with!!
Yes, you heard me...I am working on my first BOOK! Remember a few weeks ago I asked New England readers to tell me about their favorite farmers' markets and craft events? That was the final bit of research for my book, tentatively titled, Artisan Markets of New England. I will be exploring over 50 markets and events this summer and fall, photographing and writing about each one. I will also be writing about the importance of shopping locally and supporting our artisans....a topic which I am extremely passionate about.
The book will be released next summer (2011) by The Little Bookroom, the amazing publisher responsible for Pia Jane Pijkerk's Paris Made by Hand and Amsterdam Made by Hand, among many other amazing titles. I am so honored to be working with such an incredible team.
Writing and photographing my own book has been a dream of mine ever since I began my writing career, but zeroing in on the topic was tricky. Luckily, through the evolution and growth of my blog, I began to realize that the subject nearest and dearest to my heart was the one that occupied my every Saturday morning, my local farmers' market. It is with extreme excitement that I embark on this journey and I hope to share little sneak peeks with you along the way. As always, thank you for your support and encouragement!
And since we are sort-of, kind-of on the topic of India, did you see the most recent Anthropologie catalog? I felt a sense of deja vu as I flipped through the pages. See if you can find the catalog pictures similar to mine below!
And finally...a great piece on What Cards Don't Say on Mother's Day. Thank you for passing this along Mrs. Lenhoff!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!