Sowing (and knitting) the Seeds

February 7th, 2012

I came up with these knitted dandelion clocks to tuck in among a few copies of my book I’m sending out on the breeze in honor of  today’s paperback release date. I think they’d look darling pinned in a little girl’s hair, or clipped to a coat lapel. A little reminder to wish, trust, believe.

I’m setting aside one of these gift packages for a giveaway here. Leave any comment (maybe share a wish?) on this post, and a winner will be randomly selected at noon CST tomorrow.

Thanks for all your support and faith in this book. You’re the reason it continues to flourish and spread.

19 Responses to “Sowing (and knitting) the Seeds”

  1. Kelly P. says:

    I love this book, so much that I recommended it to a friend I know, who is struggling with her place in life. I wish that one day that my wild flower, now age 6, will be able to relate in a happy way to this book that touched my heart!

  2. Loran C. says:

    Would love to read your book (especially if it comes with knitted goods!) Plus, 50/50 odds are hard to beat, and I love freebies! 🙂

  3. michelle says:

    I want to read your book and especially with these darling (knitted) dandelions! My wish is to be a published author. My second is to win your book!

  4. Crystal Long says:

    Dear Kyran,

    I remember sitting in Barnes & Noble, skimming your book for work (selecting it to be included on the 2011 Arkansas Gems poster) and thinking to myself, “she’s written a book about how I feel about this ‘great big thing’ called being a real-life woman. It was a new experience for me to cry in a bookstore, but I cried from joy and relief during the first two chapters; and I cried when I jumped to the end. And then, I’ve experienced nothing but joy since, through your blog and tweetfeed. Thanks for letting me know it’s okay to be womanly flawed.

    Sincerely,
    Crys Long

  5. Cid says:

    I’d love to have another copy of your book to give a friend (since I won’t lend mine) so she can sit back with a cup of tea and savour it the way I did. And the knitted dandelions? Perfect bookmarks, of course.

  6. Would love a copy for my sister!

  7. I would love, love, love a copy. I’m waiting on our library to borrow or acquire a copy, whatever it does in its network, but winning would be so much better than waiting!

  8. Tarah says:

    I found out about your blog via your NL cousin’s (SJK) blog and recent read your book. I loved it! I’m a relatively new Mom (my LO turns 1 next month) and I savored every page. I downloaded it onto my iPhone but would love a paperback copy!

  9. Anna says:

    I loaned my copy of the book to my favorite Newfie, and she won’t give it back!! Beside my 5 y o would look super-sweet with a dandelion in her hair.

  10. Serenity says:

    I don’t know what it is about me and Newfoundlanders but I seem to be drawn to them (two university roommates, close friend I met in Grad school) and then your book, which I came across by chance as it sat prominently displayed under the non-fiction section at a Toronto Public Library branch. I am a big fan of memoirs and picked yours up without needing to read beyond the fact that you are originally from NFLD. Though I am not at the stage of motherhood yet, your book more than anything, reassured me that this stage of life needn’t be feared but embraced with all its magic and even imperfection.

  11. Homa says:

    Would love to win, thanks!

  12. Melissa says:

    So cute…thank you!

  13. carrie says:

    I’ve been REALLY wanting to read your book (I’m a bit embarrassed saying that I haven’t yet read it), and I would love to have my book club read it soon as well! Precious dandy-lions…

  14. Marie says:

    Yay, paperback release! I’m looking forward to reading your book one way or another! I still go back to reread the Mommy Wears Spandex article.

  15. Ashley Smith says:

    Oh I would love to win!

  16. Bev says:

    I’ve been waiting for the paperback version and look forward to reading it soon now. The knitted dandelions are simply too adorable!

  17. Julie says:

    I read a review of Planting Dandelions in Entertainment Weekly, added it to my never-ending list of “books to read”, and because it sounded so good, I picked it up and read it over the holidays. Among the chaos that the holidays bring, the book brought a refreshing break for me. I felt like I was sitting down with a friend having a nice little chat each time I sat down to read. My only complaint is that I finished the book far too quickly! Seriously, I loved it and found it so relatable. I’ve since recommended it to my neighbor and all of my girlfriends friends. I wish you much success! Clearly, you don’t need the luck.

    How adorable are the knitted dandies? Love ’em!

  18. Lee Cockrum says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. My wish is that I will learn how to live this childless not by choice life that I have landed in with some measure of joy.

  19. KyranP says:

    And the winner is BEV, commenter #16, thanks to random.org! Thanks everyone for your lovely words and for sharing your beautiful wishes.

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