As I posted on Monday, this week I had the pleasure of attending a book signing with author and knitter Joanna Johnson. What I failed to mention was that we also got to host the lovely Johnson family at our home for a night.
Me, Joanna, and Elise at the book signing.
Joanna and I met at TNNA 2010 (the first TNNA for the both of us) and became fast friends. We have always made time for a quick dinner or lunch together at TNNA since then, but this visit was an extra treat. Although it was one quick evening, we finally got to spend a little unhurried time together.
The kids even got to explore the pond a bit and decided that they would like to stay a little longer (which wasn't possible with the book tour time constraints, but we still felt privileged that they felt that way).
Phoebe's Birthday is Joanna's third book. She has once again collaborated with her husband, Eric, who illustrates the stories. As with her other books, you will find knitting patterns (outfits from the story), in the back of the book. Phoebe's Birthday also has a little something extra as it includes sewing patterns as well, even a pattern for a quilt!
*Phoebe the mouse, in 'mermouse', sewn form for the new book
Phoebe's Spool Quilt
Phoebe's Party Dress and Phoebe's Sun Romper
And now, continuing with the "Christmas in July" theme I set earlier this week (click here to enter the Stella Pattern Collection Giveaway), I have a signed copy of Phoebe's Birthday to giveaway to one lucky reader.
Since the story is dedicated to Joanna and Eric's grandparents, I think it is only fitting to incorporate this in to the giveaway. So, in order to be in the running, just share something about a grandparent in the comments below. It can be a memory, a story, or just something special you like/liked about them.
Make sure to include a name, and place I can reach you if you win. Contest will be open until Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 11:59 pm, with our winner announced Friday, the 27th.
If you want to learn more about the Johnson family and their work, check out their website at www.slatefallspressbooks.com