Children's Library BOM Block Two: Inspired by Curious George
Welcome to the fourth year of our Exclusive Free Mystery Block of the Month by Pat Sloan! This year Pat's theme is 'The Children’s Library'. Each month Pat will share a favorite childhood book that needs to be in our library. Each month is a new book (or series) that is loved by so many.
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Pat Sloan on The 2017 Mystery
I have two younger brothers, and my ability to read years before them, meant I was often the one reading the books. I took a walk down memory lane, enhanced by a conversation with my mom & brothers on which books they remember. My very youngest brother loved the ‘Curious George’ series so those are my February inspiration!
Since it had been a long time since I’d opened a Curious George book, I took a look online to see what was new in the life of George. Did you know that in 2016 Curious George celebrated 75 years? I had no idea these beloved stories had been around that long. At the website I saw a free audio download, games, teacher guides, and a list of the "best sellers."
The book I remember reading to my youngest brother is Curious George Rides a Bike. Which one do you remember or which are you STILL reading to kids now?
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This year I’m introducing you to shops each month. So once you download the block, visit them!
Shop Feature: Cotton Boll Quilting, Inc.
Susan Hall of Cotton Boll in Schertz TX has been running my mystery for years. I love her back story from the About page.. here is a bit of it
"Carla and I are sisters, two of twelve children, who grew up with a mother who loved to sew. Since her high school days, mom enjoyed making baby quilts, and as we came along, she made all our clothes until we were old enough to sew our own. She was also a seamstress for the local Community Theater group.Our father was a physician who's offtime hobbies included part-time farmer, electrician, wine maker and horse farrier. Through him we learned how to be successful in running our own business. Mom worked at the clinic my dad shared with his brother in Cullman, Alabama for over twenty-years, continuing on even after my dad passed away. Then after retiring, she took up quilting again.
Carla and Mom began attending the local quilting guild meetings together. Carla also became a fixture at the local fabric store, teaching embroidery and appliqué classes. She and Mom bought a frame and a Viking Mega Quilter and the two of them produced beautiful quilts and works of art that they entered into the Annual Alabama Quilt Symposium held each year in Cullman…...”
Visit owner Susan Hall & read the rest of the story at…
Cotton Boll Quilting
457 Silver Buckle
Schertz, TX 78154
Cotton Boll Quilting Facebook Page
Shop Feature: Speckled Hen Quilts
Owner Karen Stephens has created a cozy slice of heaven at the Speckled Hen Quilts in Aurora Oregon. They Specialize in 1800's reproduction fabrics as well as late 20's early, 30's collections created by shop owner & designer Karen Stephens. If you keep your Quilt Sampler magazines, the Speckled Hen Quilts was featured as a TOP TEN SHOP in 2007 American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilt Sampler Magazine! Read more about Karen’s shop that has been in business for 27 years at her website!
Owner - Karen Stephens
Speckled Hen Quilts
25455 NE Boones Ferry Rd
Aurora, OREGON 97002
Speckled Hen Quilts Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/henhousechick/
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Are you ready to sew with me this year? Which Curious George book do you remember, or which are you reading to your kids or grandkids now?