Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August comes to an end with a

new pattern.... perfect to use my leftovers ... I am still trying to use the rest of that Birchwood lane fabric by Holly Taylor...

and my BOM in Kansas Winter ...."Better By The Dozen"

is all put together.....

ready for the quilter...
I really like how it turned out.. All year, as I was making it , I was not impressed with any of the blocks and now I think I am going to make it again!
You never know until the last stitch is in place!!!!

I am going away for a few days so I may not answer your comments until the week-end ..

Happy Labour day everyone!!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Four months from now...

it will be C H R I S T M A S day and so I think it is time to start thinking about thewhich means I will soon have to crack open these beauties!!!!"Fruitcake" by Basic Grey and "Northwood Botanical" by Holly Taylor

Stay tuned for more info about the Secret Santa .. and in the meantime you may want to look for that special project you will make for your partner. I will collect the names of those interested in taking part at the end of September, giving us ample time to make our projects and mail them out in November so everyone can enjoy it in time for the Holiday Season.

But first on my to-do list is

to use last year's stash so I made this set and donated it for the silent auction at a Benefit Dance taking place in September. Fabric Birchwoodlane by Holly Taylor.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I had mail...

my mystery block of the month.... and, I got it all done....This one is super fun to make!
I also am working on my other BOM ...

this is the fun part.. putting all the pieces together!
Hope you are having a happy Tuesday!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Down memory lane

41 years ago! The pictures may be faded a little and many changes have taken place; but the memory is still as beautiful as it was back then and I still look at him with the same look♥♥♥ in spite of all the events taking place and the celebrations, I did get some sewing done on the weekend.. I started the sashing for my BOM quilt "Better By The Dozen ". It is a lot of sewing but I think it's going to give the quilt a nice look . The book gives a variety of different ways to put the quilt together ( with different sashing) enticing you to make another quilt and sashing it differently.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Lordy Lordy

look who's TWO already Miss Émilie! Not certain about the beach...and if you notice she has a wipe because she wants to clean the beach of the gritty sand ...Émilie hates to have unclean surfaces!!!! I wonder if she will still be like that at her 13th birthday? uhmmmm?She has already graduated to assistant engineer for her grand-papa

Her birthday is today but the celebration will only be on Sunday when her Auntie and cousins get home from vacation.

Just finished this book the third in the series and I rate it ♥♥♥
Click on the book to go to Marie's website and if you register to her site you can download the quilt pattern mentioned in the book....This one has been on my shelf of "to read " and it will be next...
And here is #12 BOM
For....All the blocks are accounted for and now.... the sashing is next ...
This is what I hope to work on this week-end ...while I wait for the birthday cake....
What are your plans this week-end?
"Happy Friday"

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Another Quilt along

of a different kind... This is a "workshop" type quilt along and one I have been looking for for a while now... Thanks to Allie I am trilled to have found this Free Motion Quilt Along... on A few Scraps. Also you can click on the badge on the side bar:)

Why am I so excited? I have been dabbling with stippling my projects for a while now

but I am not advancing any further than meandering and must admit I have a fear of going to the next level of FMQ.
This quilt along is just what I have been looking for to get off the meandering level!
Whoa! Thanks Christina!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Back in Business

Ok! the books are all out and I am anxiously getting back in the swing of things.

I just loved the Schnibbles Pattern "State Fair" and was contemplating adding a few more rows to make it a big quilt when I found this..
in the Quilters World magazine issue August 2010 and it is pictured in none other than "Kansas Troubles" .
The instructions are for a Layer cake rather than the Charm Pack making it a big quilt.
Finished block #11 in the Kansas Winter.... for my BOM from the

So one more block to go and I will put it all together.

Tuesday tidbit!

...there are hundreds of tasks we feel we must accomplish in the day, but if do not take them one at a time and let them pass through the day slowly and evenly, as do the grains of sand passing through the narrow neck of the hourglass, then we are bound to break our own physical and mental structure.

- Ted Bengermiro

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Between Charming Friends Quilt Along..

is finally finished ..in the Dandelion Fabric I know! I know! you are probably thinking I have reformed to lighter fabric..... Oh! I don't think so.. not used to having projects in light fabric, I had to take two pictures because I didn't think it would come out, the reflection was so bright ...LOL ....

Thanks Kelly and Darlene.. I love the pattern...

Remember the "Starlight Express" I made last winter? It's all done. the hand quilting by Agnes.... Fabric, Glacé by 3 Sisters

Next was the
and the last block
put all the blocks together..... and the quilt looks like this...fabric "Decadent Victorian" by April Cornell

This summer has been very eventful to say the least and I found it very difficult to find the time and spirit to get back to my sewing.
But last week my grand-daughter Laurène, came for a little help in sewing a birthday gift for her sister Ariane and it really inspired me to get back to sewing.

Laurène enrolled in sewing classes last year for the first time and does beautiful work. A sweat shirt for sister Ariane, in her favourite color (Shhhh it's a surprise)!

Even added a hood... perfect for the cool nights when they are out camping....

August 15th is the date designated for the Acadians and many of our Community events end today. Our Acadian festival and celebrations which have been going on for the past three weeks were officially closed this evening.

This also indicates to me a return back to a routine and schedule so I am hoping it will bring me back to my sewing regularly and blogging. I miss my contacts with all you guys and I must say it really shows me how much you inspire me to get projects going.

Anne from Seize the Day has put out a sort of challenge as to what our week was like. I guess this is what mine looked like and I must say it was great to get those UFO's finished but I am anxious to making a new project.

So what does your week look like?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Great success

The quilt show was a huge success... and I am extremely grateful for the help I received from the team of volunteers. The tickets on the quilt I donated sold well; bringing in over $3000.00 the winner is ???? to be announced this evening at our Church bazaar...

The show closed at 4:00pm on Friday and then I was off to celebrate a very special birthday...

In this photo grand-daughters Ariane and Laurène with grand-papa

My hubby turns 65 today! In lieu of all the things happening I decided to keep the celebrations a bit quiet so I booked a room at famous restaurant and had them do the cooking. Yummy!

Miss Émilie was there too

The only thing hubby knew was that him and I were going out to dinner...

Timmy and Yvelle our oldest daughter

Second daughter Liette and David and Miss Émilie

Grand-daughter Amy and friend Michel

Son Adrien and his wife Monique

who celebrate their first wedding anniversary on the same day.. Aug 8th

Gerald comes from a family of 15 children.. and he still has 13 siblings

They could not all come, but a few made it to surprise him.

This summer has been very eventful and there has been a lot of curves in our normal routine. I do hope to get back some normalcy and get back to sewing; always remembering to be grateful for the little things I take for granted...

And not forgetting to be thankful for the gifts God so graciously has given me..