Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Books for Byron and Heidi

My four-year old twin grandchildren visiting regularly and stay over at times, too. These three books are so popular with them and I am sure the back two, classics worldwide, are enjoyed by children all over the world.

Mother Earth and Her Children - A Quilted Fairy Tale is by Sieglinde Schoen Smith who is an award-winning quilter, expert embroiderer, and gifted artist. The quilt is stitched and embroidered by hand and I feel it won Best of Show in Houston one year.

On my trip to the US last year, I was lucky enough to find the book in a bookshop in a museum in Chicago - there was also a wonderful display of antique quilts - so all in all it was a really fun day.

Here are Heidi and Byron clowning around on Australia Day - see their fake tattoos! Boy, they are so full of life this pair, they keep parents, grandparents and all around on their toes.

Have a great day everyone!

3 Lovely People said ...:

Kristie said...

There is nothing better than spending time with the little ones!!!

Julia said...

These little ones are so cute!
Hugs julia

Anonymous said...

Yes Lurline the quilt did win at Houston, the inspiration as far as I know came from the original book 'Wurzelkinder" - Root-Children
early 1900's from memory.