Dublin-area resident Suzann Thompson will celebrate the release of her new book, Crochet Garden: Bunches of Flowers, Leaves, and Other Delights, with a book signing party at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Literary Lion bookstore.

Suzann will show samples of the crocheted flowers in her book, as well as demonstrate some unusual crochet techniques. Crocheters and other crafty people are invited to bring a project to show or work on.

Suzann is a native of Texas and has loved flowers and crochet since her childhood. She combined these interests in her first book, Crochet Bouquet: Easy Designs for Dozens of Flowers, published in 2008 by Lark Books.

Though she didnít grow up in Dublin, Suzann has deep roots in the area. Her father, Alan Thompson, was born in Dr. Guy's clinic in Dublin.† Her great-great-grandfathers Campbell and Dunlap were among the founders of Comanche County. Suzann and her family live in the Roch Community near Proctor, and her two daughters attend Dublin public schools.?To read more about Suzann's work and find some free crocheted flower patterns, please visit textilefusion.com/bookblog.