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Author/Designer Peggy Gaffney Honored by Martha Stewart

Peggy is honored by Martha Stewart. Click the link to read the inte...

I am being honored by Martha Stewart. I have been chosen as Doer of the Week from among the more than 6,000 entrepreneurs who are part of the Dreamers Into Doers program sponsored by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. It is wonderful being part of this inspiring group of women from around the world who support each other as they grow their businesses and
their lives. The friendships made among these women as they watch their
dreams of grow, in their the role as business women and at the same time
as women who are making the world a better place, are firm and will
last a lifetime.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Read About Peggy In the FIDO FRIENDLY BLOG.

The Fido Friendly Magazine's Blog features Peggy Gaffney talking about her dogs, books and what's in the works. Check out the article by going

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Now Available -The Crafty Cat Knits

The Crafty Cat Knits is a unique knitting book which has been created for those who knit and love cats. Within its 110 pages, there are 25 pattens for all types
of knitting from sweaters and accessories to afghans pillows. These
patterns come in many sizes for men, women and children. Special bonus – see below.

The Crafty Cat Knits contains charted intarsia designs for a dozen different breeds of cat
as well as extra patterns for items that relate to their history. Special bonus – see below.

The Crafty Cat Knits
has stories about each of the cat breeds which have charted designs
talking about each cat’s history and what makes it unique. The book is
illustrated with more than 50 photographs of these cats. Special bonus – see below.

The Crafty Cat Knits, published by Kanine Knits cost $35.00 - To order go to

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Cats Are Coming! The Cats Are Coming!

What do all of these cats have in common? They have inspired knitting designs from Peggy Gaffney, this usually dog oriented designer. They
will soon be appearing in their own knitting book. Watch for the
announcement soon.
Watch for -
The Crafty Cat Knits
Knitting Projects for Cat Lovers

Monday, April 05, 2010

Martha Loves Kanine Knits

I was delighted when this tweet appeared on Twitter. It is so rewarding when someone whose work you really respect gives you
praise. The event where the photo was taken was Stitchfest at Martha
Stewart Living Omnimedia in NYC.

I was lucky enough last Thursday, to attend a unique book launch. Martha Stewart was bringing out her newest book, Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Craft. There were several hundred eager crafters getting their first look at
the book, and the demonstrations of the crafts included, plus a chance
to do some themselves. In areas around the room, which was huge, experts
demonstrated several crafts and invited everyone to sit down and do it
themselves. The feeling was festive, with both experts and attendees
enjoying the event and talking to everyone was Martha Stewart along with
all the members of MSLO who help with the wonderful work she does.

As a member of MSLO Dreamers into Doers, I had met some of those
involved, but I was delighted to be introduced to some attendees
including David Blumenthal and Karen Tanaka from Lion Brand Yarn, a
wonderful company which has been around since 1878. Their yarns are
found everywhere.

I got to chat with Martha and spent time with Hannah Milman, executive editorial dir. of Martha Stewart Living. As you might imagine, the
crafts department is my favorite. The care and intense attention to
detail given to every project in the magazine, books or show is amazing.
I am in awe.

In the meantime I may take a few hours to play hooky and do some of the
wonderful crafts in this book as I enjoy spring. The weather has finally
warmed up and here it is a combination of sunshine and mud. In between
washing dogs on rotation, the back can't take doing more than one at a
time, I am pushing to get the designs finished for the next two books
about cats and llamas & alpacas. They will be coming out soon.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Visit With Some More Remarkable Women
of the
Martha Stewart's Dreamers Into Doers

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Sisterhood of Dreamers
Have you ever found yourself in a place with people that your really like, doing something that you really love and having a
wonderful time? Well, I have been lucky enough to go on an adventure
with thirty-eight women from across the US who not only own their own
businesses but who have a dream about how
their business will grow and better yet, the good they can do along the way. Thanks to all the people at Martha
Stewart Living Omnimedia, we were brought together to share our dreams,
bring love and hope to the women of the Safe Horizons Shelter and with
the help of everyone at MSLO, celebrate our r
oad to success.
The adventure began with the idea that some of us would like to get together, attend Martha Stewart's show and share ideas with one
another. Needless to say, when you put 39 dynamic women together the
event grew. Soon it was a two day event including a cooking
demonstration by our own
Rachel Gaffney (related only by friendship) whose business, Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland
her teaching the people of the US all about what real Irish cooking is
all about. We learned many dishes, laughed till we cried and tasted the
wonderful food which included an Irish cheese cake (heavy on the
Bailey's), real Irish soda bread and her own
hel Gaffney's Irish Butter Shortbreads. Of course there were others who contributed. Lisa Umansky of the Polkadot Pound Cake Company worked magic with her pumpkin bread special sandwiches though her specialty is banana bread. Adding zing to the menu was Kathy Hamrick's Appalachian Salsa from her Good Golly Ms. Molly's LLC.

We all gave gifts to the women of Safe Horizon's Shelter. For my part, I knit them each a scarf to keep the
m warm against the cold winds of the New York winter. Artist, Kim McCool of Spirit of the Heart Designs, created a beautiful painting that spoke of the love and hope we have for these women. Mary Richey of Wallberries created a rope of hope for their wall.

I will be talking more about these amazing women who were with me on this adventure in the Big Apple. They contributed so much, shared their
talents and inspired all who met them.

Come Visit Kanine Knits

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