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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Better late than never...

...and just a little Tacky.
 
Tacky finished!

This is my offering for Nicky of Mrs Sew and Sow fame.  I was supposed to make a block depicting a favorite children's story book character....preferably from our home lands.  I was supposed to make it last October...something went horribly wrong with my timing.

I chose Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester, and illustrated by Lynn Munsinger.   Tacky is a wonderfully quirky bird who doesn't quite fit in with the flock.  It might have something to do with his Hawaiian shirt.  There are several Tacky books.  Check him out.  I think you will be glad you did.

Sorry it took me so long Nicky.  He will be flying off to you tomorrow.

4 comments:

Canadian Abroad said...

Oh Nicky is going to love Tacky!!

Lynne said...

He's very cute!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

I love him and his shirt, does Tacky have a meaning in Americn? In UKEnglish it means sticky like a almost dried glued surface, but also it means something that is very showy and poor quality, and usually considered awful by the person using the word!

Colleen said...

I LOVE Tacky the Peguin! Three Cheers for Tacky was one of my favorite books to teach. When i taught 2nd grade we wrte innovations ofmthatnbook. I love the idea ofmfavmbook character blocks. I'm amelementarynlibrariannow and have been thinking of making alibraryquilt. mmmmm...