Ellen Gormley - crocheter extraordinare and blogger at Go Crochet - has a giveaway of my new book 50 Sunflowers to Knit, Crochet and Felt going on her blog this week. Ellen and I are on Knit and Crochet Now - she is the crochet expert and I am the knit expert. It was fun to spend time with her a couple weeks ago! Check it out here.
Here's a photo I took at the Webs Tent Sale the other day of my real handmade sunflowers and my new book. It was great to meet everyone who stopped by the booth including long-time reader Michelle of Three Bags Full. She brought me a sweet little handmade bag perfect for my double pointed needles. Check out Michelle's Etsy Shop Here. Thank you Michelle.
It was so much fun to share my finished projects with everyone at Webs. I think this book really resonates with many people of all ages. I loved meeting both knitters and crocheters and some young stitchers too. Lovely to see grandmothers teaching their grandchildren about their passion. You can listen to the Webs Podcast with my friend Sarah Delaney being interviewed by Steve Elkins here. There were a lot of fiber vendors with beautiful things with them for sale.
Busy week here catching up. Hope I get a lot of work done! This weekend is the Massachusetts Sheep and Wool Festival in Cummington, MA. It's a great family event. Info here.
We're still moving sheep around. It's an all-summer job. Here's a group which are grazing some grass that is too wet to hay at this time of year. They are loving the fresh green grass.
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
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.