June Book Club

The JUNE reads for The Sampler Girl Knits & Reads Book Club are . . .



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Want to join us in a read along?

Happy Reading and welcome, June!!

Yoga Bunny, Books for Living, and Book Club Announcement !


NEW Book Club

I've started a BOOK CLUB on Good Reads : The Sampler Girl Knits & Reads Book Club. The group will read two books every month. You are welcome to read one or both or just join in the discussion! I will pick the initial books for kick off month, June!, and then will offer Polls thereafter for members. There will be a thread in the group for members to add book titles for suggestions for future reads. Discussion Questions will post on the last Thursday of every month.

For details click HERE

Happy Reading!

Yoga Bunny // book review

This picture book is absolutely adorable. Yoga Bunny by Brian Russo is a picture book masterpiece in story and illustration that young children will really enjoy. Bunny practices his calming and relaxing yoga poses while his busy woodland friends scamper by. Bunny invites each to join him in doing Yoga but they don't have time for it! 

 
Bunny stands strong in Warrior pose, reaching for the sky. Two mice stop and wonder what Bunny is reaching for and want to reach for it too! They join in and soon after, the other friends come back and practice in the poses as well, finding that Yoga does help them calm, relax and be less angry.


Children can participate with Yoga Bunny in the poses. Loved it. Five stars!

The end papers show Yoga Bunny's poses. A gem of a book.


Harper Collins has a short trailer on the book . . .


new design // A Royal Wedding Souvenir Sampler II

A Royal Wedding Souvenir Sampler II is now available on etsy! This design celebrates the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018, at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Piece is a companion to A Royal Wedding Souvenir Sampler from 2011, commemorating Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding at Westminster Abbey.



Yoga words // free chart

It's been awhile since I posted a free chart on the blog so ... enjoy!

I attend a Yoga class weekly; Yoga is a restorative practice for any age and can be as simple or advanced as you make it. I've charted the following words to be stitched on their own or as a whole: NAMASTE, YOGA GIRL, JUST BREATHE, DOWNWARD DOG {one of the poses}.

Be sure to post your finish on Instagram and hashtag #thesamplergirl so I can see your creation.

YOGA WORDS, Free Chart 
Copyright 2018 The Sampler Girl



May you be filled with loving kindness.
May you be well.
May you be peaceful and at ease.
May you be happy.

the sampler girls knits & reads // friday reads

Hi all,
It's been just 5 months {but who's counting?} but I uploaded a new video for the youtube channel. I share about my recent reads and current reads. Hope you enjoy!

o r c h i d s

On Easter Monday, I took Zack to the U.S. Botanical Garden in Washington, D.C. It was an overcast and chilly day so this was the perfect place to find color and warmth. The orchids currently for viewing were gorgeous; here are a handful of pictures from our visit. 





Before leaving the vicinity, we stopped to see city ducks as they raced along the cold water!

June Book Club

The JUNE reads for The Sampler Girl Knits & Reads Book Club are . . . Want to join us in a read along? Visit The Sampler ...