Squirrel Picnic

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The Big Acorn Race Launch Party


It was a cold and slushy day in April when several intrepid friends braved their way through treacherous conditions to come together and celebrate the launch of The Big Acorn Race: A Story with Crochet Patterns and Projects.

The Big Acorn Race Launch Party

We all gathered in the stone-and-moss-clad wine cellar of Beatrice & Woodsley. It was the perfect place to tuck away from the storm and get cozy with some good food and good company.

The Big Acorn Race Launch Party

We enjoyed petite delicacies like finger sandwiches (the ones with pimento spread were my favorite), blintz, scones, cookies, tiny cups of crรจme brulee, and pots and pots of delicious tea.

The Big Acorn Race Launch Party

Hodge and Podge were on hand to sign books.

The Big Acorn Race Launch Party

Shelby, the Ideas Man, took these photos and also cracked us all up with his plans to breed and sell werewolf house cats.

I enjoyed having so many of my favorite people in one place. These moments are special.


I also really enjoyed having the opportunity to thank everyone who helped in the making of the book. I couldnโ€™t have done it without you all! I count this book as one of the biggest gifts that Squirrel Picnic has ever given me, and I plan to treasure it for the rest of my life. I hope you all enjoy it too.

Sylvie and Jennifer

Here I am with Sylvie Abecassis, the amazing artist who designed and laid out the book.


10 thoughts on “The Big Acorn Race Launch Party

  1. Reblogged this on The Big Acorn Race and commented:

    What a fun time we had celebrating the launch of The Big Acorn Race!

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful time. I love the smile you have and wish I could hear the laughter. Enjoy this time but not to long for there is another book in you I am sure.. Maureen

  3. You all looked like you had an excellent time – i’m glad it went so well for you ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I immediately spotted a “tall n fast” flower hair decoration! I wonder if wearwolf house cats might be a bit “bitey?”

    • I’m so glad you spotted the tall n fast flower barrette that Kate was wearing. She was also one of my pattern testers. I wish you could’ve been there. You would’ve loved it. Wishing for teleportation. Apparently werewolf cats have doglike personalities? I don’t know. Sounds bitey to me too! ๐Ÿ˜