Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lots going on!

I booked three weeks vacation and now I am wondering if it will be enough to do everything I hope to do.

It started Sunday with a celebration of Acadian Day in Grand-Pré N.S. ( This is a historical park depicting the deportation of the Acadians from their land). Our Parish " Sacred Heart in Saulnierville was honored this year at a special mass on this significant day . The honor comes to those who promote and demonstrate the Acadian culture in its entirety.

Gerald and I were honored to serve mass in our Acadian costumes. The cross Gerald was carrying was made by our son-in-law Timmy for the Grand-Pré Historical Park in 2004 when we celebrated "Congrès Mondial Acadien" ( Acadian World Congress)

I am also finding time to sew...
I made this bed runner for La Guilde Acadienne de Clare to sell at the Quilt Show and the pillow to match. It is made in the "Folk Art" by Buggy Barn for Henry Glass

Speaking of the Quilt Show ...Everything is ready for next week and there is evidence that it will be a big show. I am looking forward to working with everyone who has so kindly come forward to volunteer their time to work at the show. I am certain we will all benefit from viewing these beautiful projects and be inspired to "Sew" all winter.

Speaking of the colder seasons... I am looking so forward to attending Karen's workshop . in October during the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival in Amherst N.S.

Karen says there are still a few empty spots for her workshop and you can register by e-mailing her directly.

She has a beautiful piece on on her site which inpires me to get into the Free Motion mode. I tell you if I ever get to do anyting close to Karen's work of art there will be no more quilting in the ditch here.

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer and for those who are fortunate enough to have a vacation .. always play safe and enjoy:)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

It's running again...

What have I been up to?

I finished Yvelle (our oldest daughter) 's quilt. " Garden At The Cabin" by Cheryl Wall . It still needs to be quilted and I have not decided yet if it will be hand or machined quilted.
Remember this?

The "Two Bits" Schinnible I started hand quilting a few "24" hours ago?

It is finally done! Yippee....

I am so excited my fingers persevered the pricking of the needle. It makes this for a very special piece as it is my first hand quilting project so I just had to give it to a very special person...

In the winter months one of our special times together is when Gerald reads to me and I do some hand sewing. A fire in the fireplace, a good book and a lap quilt. We are all set but hopefully not too soon as it is a winter event!

I must say I really enjoyed hand quilting.

I decided to make another bed runner

"Turnabout Is Fair Play" by Kathy Brown

The cushion...

For our last meeting at the guild we had a pot luck supper and during dinner we all had a 10 inch block which we appliquéd on, between courses. Then we were to do with it what we desired, so I choose to make a pillow to match my bed runner.

In Kim Dielh's book she has"Penny Mug Mats"

which are so much fun to make...Perfect project to pick up while enjoying the summer sun on the patio.

My computer is up and running again! I guess it was very very sick but then so was I without it ):

I have been working on the

I've ordered the embroidery unit for my Bernina so I am hoping use it to embroider

in the center of my blocks .

What's next on my agenda?

I have two more weeks before I'm on vacation for three weeks, at which time it will be the annual quilt show at our Church.

2010 Expo-Couvertes/ Quilt Show in Sacred-Heart Church Saulnierville N.S.

I have started making preparations for the 2011 . It is a fun event. I enjoy connecting with quilters in the region and showing off their talents through the beautiful quilts.

As for my next project.. uhmmmm? I have so many listed in my head I am never certain which one will be next until the fabric is actually cut.

So looking at my list I am thinking that having your computer break down is not a bad thing :)