Sunday, June 28, 2009
Here we are the four of us at Nature's Home...
The rain let up a bit Saturday for us to go swimming. Here is my 10 month old grand-daughter Émilie with her new aunt-to-be Monique. (Future daughter-in-law)
Friday, June 26, 2009
The quitling was done by 70 year old women who is very busy hand quilting quilts in the community. It is obvious why she is in demand! Gorgeous!
The binding is ready!
The Huskqvarna Platinum 750 is put to work with that wonderful........ "walking foot".
- One always remembers where they were when they learnt about an extraordinary event. As I sat in my favourite chair to finish sewing the binding, the news came on that Michel Jackson had passed away.
"V o i l à !"
Stars Around The Garden
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Our church bazaar is soon approaching on August 9th. This is the day after our son's wedding so I am pleased to have finished the table toppers I am donating for the bazaar. Some were from patterns and some were my own design.....
Country Haven.. by Kim Dielh
The quilt I made for the church bazaar's raffle.
The tickets are selling like hot cakes!
Monday, June 22, 2009
What is National Aboriginal Day?
June 21, 2009 is National Aboriginal Day, a day for all Canadians to celebrate the cultures and contributions to Canada of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. This year's theme is "Sharing Our Stories ~ Partageons nos histoires. "National Aboriginal Day was proclaimed in 1996 by former Governor General Roméo A. LeBlanc. Today National Aboriginal Day is part of the annual nation-wide Celebrate Canada with celebrations centering around National Aboriginal Day, but continuing through St-Jean Baptiste Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day and concluding with Canada Day. Setting aside a day for Aboriginal Peoples is part of the wider recognition of Aboriginal Peoples' important place within the fabric of Canada and their ongoing contributions as First Peoples. As former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson said, "It is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate our respect and admiration for First Nations, for Inuit, for Métis — for the past, the present and the future. "
The Edmonton National Aboriginal Day Committee invites everyone to come out and enjoy the Aboriginal culture and traditions. Our teachings are for all people of every nation, so please bring your family and friends to have some fun and gain insight to the beauty that Canada's original people have to share: the First Nation, Métis and Inuit people. Although the official day is June 21, 2009, celebrations in Edmonton last an entire week!
National Aboriginal Day Event Photos
Now it feels like home...
Did get a bit done but not all I had anticipated. My schedule was quite full and I ventured out to see the beautiful city of Edmonton. I wish I could have sewn on the 5 hour flights but the needles are not acccepted on planes....Molly's Meadow I S coming along great but I have another project in mind...and want to honor my decision to finish the projects started before starting another one.
I must get my order in to Cotton Charms....The list of fabric I want from the stock that is "coming soon" to Cotton Charm is quite extensive! Oh ma ma! Projects galore for winter 2009.... will not be bored!
So now I am home and the sewing machine is running...
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The winter projects are all done and the results are fantastic. I delivered 6 beautiful quilts to the Yarmouth Nova Scotia Hospital Psychiatric unit for the "Blanket of Love" Porgram. Women in the area take it upon themselves to make and contirbute these quilts for the clients on the unit. This program is a project of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Sheila Ethier, R.N. founded the program in 1996 for patients with a mental illness at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. Since its inception, over 1000 quilts have been donated to patients across Canada who are in need of comfort and hope.
How the program was started:"I created the Blankets of Love project in the summer of 1996. I was a patient on the psychiatric ward at the University of Alberta Hospital several times for the treatment of major depression. I remember how lonely and isolated I had felt from the rest of the world. I was always cold and looking for more blankets. "One afternoon while at home I came across a quilt my grandmother had made for me when I was a young girl. I looked at the worn, bright yellow and orange patchwork quilt and I remembered the day my grandmother had given it to me. In reliving memories of my grandmother and of the love expressed in making a quilt just for me I immediately felt a peace wash over me. I covered myself with my quilt made of love and let the warmth soothe my cold, achy body. In those quiet comforting moments I knew 'Blankets of Love' would help other people. And so the program began."
-- Sheila Ethier
Sheila Etier R.N., "Count It All Joy" founder of the Blanket Of Love Porgram.
As much as I hate to part with my quilts, donating them and knowing they are received by people who will benefit from them, makes it all worthwhile. The first quilts I make at the begining of each new year are for the "Blanket of Love" .
A young mother holds her new born son and looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him:
I'll love you forever, I'll like you always,
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be.
A good read...
Such an appropriate book.... at a time when your son is planning his wedding...(Tears of joy!)
Monday, June 15, 2009
The appliqués are all cut out and bagged in ziplock baggies for the trip to Alberta.