Saturday

Phoebe's Birthday Trunk Show is at TNNA, and why we aren't at TNNA.

by Joanna

The trunk show of knitting patterns from our upcoming book, Phoebe's Birthday, is on display at the Brown Sheep booth at TNNA in Phoenix this weekend. The knits are there, but I'm not. 

I would have enjoyed going to TNNA this winter, but it just wasn't the right time for us. We are enjoying a quiet weekend at home, spending time with the children (we have three) and working on projects around the house and on the book.


I love hand work. Hand knitting, embroidery, and hand quilting. I love sharing this with children and families. I can't tell you how pleased I am that our new book will include a quilt pattern. Amy Butler has provided some amazing fabric for me to work with. It is stunning. I haven't done a lot of quilting over the last three years, and it feels great to slip on my old thimble again.


Eric and I "take turns" at home and in our studios, juggling family and life in general. Our books are a creative conversation that we pass back and forth through days and nights of borrowed time. We are really eager to share this new one with you. But it will take some time before it is done. And we are okay with that. We are enjoying the ride, and hope you will like what we have made once it is all done!

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