Thursday, May 24, 2012

to market, to market

I went to International Quilt Market in Kansas City last weekend with my sister.  Amanda was there to promote her book Sunday Morning Quilts.  She worked hard, I was along for the ride.  There was so much to see.  I met her coauthor, Cheryl.  I also met some of her blogging friends, including Tara.  If you look at Amanda's or Tara's blog you can see a few pictures that may give you a better idea of what it was like.  There were plenty of things to see at market, though, and I got a bag of stuff...brochures, pencils, catalogs, quilt magazines, books, and some fabric.

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Curious Garden

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown is a great book to read to children.  Liam lives in the city and finds some unattended but growing plants.  He begins to take care of those plants, and with time, the city changes.  Brown's story is enhanced his illustrations.  I like to check this book out each spring to share with my students.   Do you have any favorite books about spring?