Sunday, 24 July 2016

Lucky me.

Some days ago Valerie (acornmoon on my blog roll) did a post about a new book she has illustrated and said she had a 'give away' to anyone who answered her post and that a name would be drawn when all the comments were in.

Well, I am pleased to say that she let me know the other day that my name had come up and that I was to get a copy of this delightful little book.   It came on Saturday morning and it is exquisite.   I would give anything to be able to draw with her ability - her drawings are meticulously executed and perfect in every detail.

Adele Geras has written the charming rhymes about each square on a child's quilt and each square is illustrated with one of Valerie Greeley's delightful quilt pictures.

I am the proud owner of one of these lovely little books, so thank you so much Valerie.   Here is the book for all my readers to see:

20 comments:

Tom Stephenson said...

Lovely looking book, Weave.

Terry and Linda said...

OH! LUCKY! LUCKY YOU!

Linda

Heather said...

I can imagine how thrilled you are to have won a copy of that book. I love Valerie Greely's work and envy her skills.

angryparsnip said...

Beautiful !
I will look her up and see if I can find her work.

cheers, parsnip

galant said...

Adele Geras is a lovely writer - have you read her adult novels? I do recommend them if you have not.
Margaret P

Yorkshire Pudding said...

How splendid. Well done Mrs W.

Mac n' Janet said...

Lucky you indeed, it looks amazing.

Frances said...

Weaver, congratulation on being the lucky winner of Val's beautiful book.

I completely agree with you about her artistry and count myself very fortunate to have also met her. She is a very lovely lady.

xo

Librarian said...

Congratulations on your win! It's a beautiful book and I imagine it would make a very nice present to a child or an adult, for instance someone who quilts as a hobby.

Acornmoon said...

Thanks for posting this Pat, I am so pleased you like our little book. Adele Geras was a joy to work with, she writes for adults and children and is the mother of Sophie Hannah, also a writer.

Midmarsh John said...

What a pleasant surprise.

thelma said...

Lovely looking book, perfect gift for a little one.

Coppa's girl said...

A beautiful cover - what delightful illustrations. Something to treasure.
I look forward to finding out more about both these ladies.

Frugal in Essex said...

What an interesting and different subject matter. Lucky you. Very talented lady.

Gwil W said...


That's an interesting design for the cover.

One that would tempt me to pick it up and look inside if I saw it in a shop.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

That's awesome! I never win prizes in any draws like that!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

You are the lucky one! This is a delightful book. I just bought a copy for my granddaughter who is becoming interested in quilting and sewing.

Countryside Tales said...

What a lovely thing to receive.

Elizabeth said...

Yes, Valerie's work is a delight!
She is such a quintessentially English arts.
Lucky you!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Valerie's information about Sophie Hannahis interesting - she is one of my favourite authors.
Yes - it is just as exciting inside and it looks from the cover. Thanks for calling in.