Wednesday, July 15, 2009

One of my Favourite Songs


I have been on a reading spree the last few weeks. I find that during the school year I cannot concentrate on longer more intense reading. So I really enjoy the holidays and find myself scouting around for potential authors of books I might enjoy.

I search through the library, book-sales, and thrift shops for reading materials. It is surprising how few of the classic authors are to be found in the local library. I shall have to visit with a book list of works to be borrowed from other libraries.

Lately after watching a few Jane Austen movies I have reread some of her work. I learned alot about the time period and now am looking for other regency era novels. Any ideas for uncommon authors would be appreciated.

On the side...if you do watch Pride and Prejudice, make it the 2003 version and not the newer one. The 2007 video featuring Kiera Knightly is too modern and much of the charm is lost.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Love this image. I grabbed it from another blog when google featured it on a special day. Eric Carle's day? I can't remember. But it caught my eye, as I was just doing a mini-unit on the author at the time. Here is a picture of some of the art-work we produced using the author's techniques.

So what! Sewing, I guess!

I have been more than busy since school is out. Personal matters, visiting, babysitting, and...sewing! Just the practical stuff.

I really wish I was done so that I can do more creative stuff. I'd like to get into quilting yet this summer. Hope I have at least something to show before the summer's over.