Library Tuesday


The Semmes Library is in my neighborhood. It is located across a dry creek bed from Comanche Lookout Park. Comanche Lookout is the fourth highest point in Bexar County. It is right across the street from Fox Run, the school in which I taught since the 1990’s.
When I first moved into the area, the park had not yet been established. My husband would take our sons hiking up the unpaved trails.
Once the park was established, I would take my students to the park for on-site science lessons and nature scavenger hunts. We would also walk to the Semmes library for presentations and to sign up for summer reading.
Today, I walked the park and visited the Semmes Library. I could hear and see the children having recess.  I came home with some good reading.

The first book I chose to read was Art Quilt Workbook by Jane Davila and Elin Waterston. I like the way each chapter is set up with exercises, references, reflective queries, artist quotes, and homework
My favorite quote is in Chapter 5, Innovative Piecing.

“Artists who seek perfection in everything achieve it in nothing.”
Eugene Delacroix

8 thoughts on “Library Tuesday

  1. You know how I feel about libraries! You did come home with good reading! I see you are reading my friend Wendy Hill’s book. She is pretty awesome (she lives in Central Oregon and belongs to my local art quilting group) and a fabulous mentor. She has a blog – http://www.wendyhill.net/blog/ you can also follow her on Instagram @wendyquilter 🙂

  2. Whenever we go out of town, I’m always thrilled when I see a library. My family thinks I’m weird. I love books and always will. And that is a great quote.

  3. Thanks for picking up my first book, On the Surface, at the Library. I’m a big Library reader too! I have a fondness for this book— for a lot of reasons. Hope you enjoy it.

    My blog goes back to November 2014, but my blog and website have been neglected lately. I’m working on a plan with my son to figure out what to do next…

    I am active on IG as wendyquilter.

  4. Your library has an awesome collection of quilting books! I bet you made life long book and library lovers of you students. That is a priceless gift to give.
    The quote is so true. I love looking at his paintings and am going to google images now 😄

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