Those three words make me think of the beloved children's book
by Ezra Jack Keats.
The collage style of his illustrations have been enjoyed by so many!
We did receive the snow predicted yesterday and I think we got close to 8"!!
I was a lucky duck and stayed in all day - working on a new quilt!
The white fabric I needed arrived early in the day so I went right to work on this quilt for Michael Miller Fabrics called WILD Kingdom!!
I think it coming together here on my design wall. I don't ever recall doing appliqué over so much piecing but I like it! The elephant's ear is still pinned in place and I am deciding what else to add, if anything!
Stay tuned - there is a great animal print for the back!!
Last Sunday I had the chance to take part in a program
at the Union League in Chicago.
Many of you already know that I am active in a literacy based program in
NW Indiana based on the book - "The Skin You Live In".
I have made previous posts about this program.
We presented the program at a USO Family Event for children who have a parent currently serving overseas. To top things off, the author, Michael Tyler was there as well as the illustrator, David Lee Ciskco.
We were able to take the quilt I had made - based on the book -
for them to see. What a great photo opp!
L to R: David, Leona, Happy ME, Trish and David!
And the exciting news is that David wants me to make him a quilt, too!
You gotta' love David in those yellow pants and red polka dot socks!
And Michael??? He was super!!
David entertained the children with his drawing talents and of course many children had their books autographed.
Including ME!!! And this is a drawing of me - in MY book!!
I have to work hard to have fun - most of you know that - and the book signings were just another part of a great day!
David is so busy concentrating!!
And only the memories remain. I think I will share them when I go out to second grade classrooms next week!
If you do not have copy of the book - get on out and get one!
Oh my, yes, indeed, the man of the house has been busy this winter!! He installed this great tile on the back splash in our kitchen. I can't believe how different it looks and how well it goes with our countertops. But then, I am the one who selected it! What a great upgrade to our kitchen for only $500! He is most excited because I had to clean off the countertops and I even did the island! WOW!!! But I did leave the daily RED!!