Thursday, 28 February 2013

Die kleine Raupe Nimmersatt

Or as more of you will know it... The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  The beloved children's book from author & illustrator Eric Carle.  He wrote the book for his sister - don't skip this link, it goes to his blog with 2 lovely pics of the two siblings together - over 40 years ago, and it is still going strong!

If you have a child in your life, between the ages of 1 and 4, you REALLY KNOW this book.  You have read this book again & again, and said child never tires of it!  Luckily it is beautiful - I am not sure being subjected to any other book OVER & OVER & OVER again would be as pleasant.

Mr. Carle's parents - German immigrants in the States, when he was born - moved back to Germany when he was a young boy.  He relocated back to the States in 1952, and published this beloved book there in 1969.  His life seems to be full of many ties with Germany, good & bad - it makes for interesting reading (curiosity over the author of this book had me researching him).  You can watch him reading the German version of the book here - it is quite wonderful!

Any way... all that to tell you that the young Hungry Caterpillar fan in our lives turned two & as part of her gift I made this cushion - with fabric I found searching all the lovely fabric stores in Gouda in December (Thanks Mart!!!!!) and have been keeping for this very project.


Happy Stitching!!
Di





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