Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Sunday, August 28, 2011

From August 1969 to August 2011

August 23 1969The scene of a beautiful wedding.. the day was perfect as it was 42 years later.

I love the blueberry season and one of the first dessert I made in my own kitchen for my new husband back in '69 was a

Blueberry Pudding.. a very old recipe from my Grandmother's cookbook

Brown Sugar sauce:

1 cup Brown Sugar packed

1/4 cup All-Purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups water

1 tsp.vanilla

Mix sugar, flour, and salt together well in med. sized saucepan.

Stir in water and vanilla. Heat stirring, until it boils and thickens.

Makes 2½ cups. Serve over Blueberry Pudding
Blueberry Pudding;

3/4 cups granulated sugar

2 tbsp butter 2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1½ cups flour

1 tsp. baking powder

¼ tsp. salt

½ cup milk

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Put sugar and butter in mixing bowl. Add 1 egg at a time and beat well. Stir in vanilla.

Add flour, baking powder and salt alternately with milk. Add blueberries that have been dusted with 1 tbsp. flour. Spread in greased 9x9 inch pan. Bake in 350º oven for 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Serve with Brown Sugar Sauce.

Yummy! The difference with this dessert in comparison to the one 42 years ago is that Gerald could enjoy it. The one I made "back when"... the sauce had burnt a bit and it had that strong burnt taste but Gerald did not say anything ... and ate it anyway! It was only when I tasted it I realized it was burnt! He said he did not want to hurt my feelings .....ahhhh! newly weds:)

Our niece, Gerald's brother's daughter and our Godchild.. Catherine is going away to a hockey school in Cornwall Onterio Canada. She is only 15 but she is an inspiring hockey player and this will be the determining factor as to which University she will be going to if she wants to pursue in hockey.

Remember this... my Jelly Roll Quilt? Well I gave it to Cath before she left... so she can enjoy the comfort of a warm quilt when she comes into her room after being on the ice ..

Wow! a week goes by so fast... I finished my blocks

I made my table runner Wrapping Presents

I finished the placemats #7 and 8

and .. the " This and That" Cinnamon Twist

This week is a busy week at work, meetings in the evenings and the Guild reconvenes.but I hope to do some Stippling on my friend's bed runner. Remember, Elaine, and her fear of free motion? I offered to do it for her...

Happy Sewing and hopefully Irene will not hit us tomorrow as predicted.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Birthday Girl......Check list and More...

Miss Émilie 3 years old already♥♥ A perfect hostess at her party :) and an excited one!

Sunny asked me if I do get my weekly projects done. If they are all cut and prepared for assembling they usually get done, but if I just make a mental note I end up letting it slip into my UFO basket .

For the Quilt Block Sampler

Block #4 is done and
block #5 is ready and on this week's agenda

My Garden Party Star blocks are done.. and I have two more cut for this week

My "Warm Memories" "This and That" table topper " Holly Daze"... On the list this week~ the binding

#7 of 12 place mat all stippled and ready for the binding this week..And #8 of 12 ready for the stippling ~

I was able to do an extra table topper..

Another "This and That" called "Cinnamon Twist... " On this week's agenda ~~ More Stippling ....

I did stipple my friend Elaine's pillow top.
She is registered in Karen's class, but for now the fear of free motion quilting is still very real... knowing how she feels I offered to do it for her. This is a gift for her daughter Andrea ( a very special girl) and La Guilde Acadienne's number one supporter♥

And last but not least I decided to put this Christmas piece, "Wrapping Presents" on my list.
it will be a table topper of sorts... table runner? table topper? Not sure yet... It will be a "Show and Tell" at the Guild when we reconvene and an idea for a future workshop.

So this is this week's agenda... Have a good week and happy sewing♥♥

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Back on a routine and schedules

I mentioned how it is great to have a routine again and I find it particularly exciting to plan new sewing projects.

As my previous routing went, every Sunday I go to my sewing room and decide on what projects I plan to work on during the week.

If I have enough time that day I prepare all the projects and then I get to sew when I have a few minutes on my hand.

So last Sunday I prepared the projects for this week ..

#1 Stippling of another place mat from the Mystery BOM from Fat Quarters.

#2 ... my star blocks in the Garden Party

I make two in the same fabric

#3 .. A This and That table topper
In the "Warm Memories" by Kansas Troubles.

and #4 I decided to go back to the quilt "Sampler"

and I am making it in the "Pumpkin Pie" by Buggy Barn for Henry Glass.

So that is what I had planned and tomorrow is another Sunday...

Friday, August 12, 2011

Work in Progress and Resuming the Guild Meetings...

I am presently working on these blocks and have no idea how I am going to put them together yet but the star is what attracted me to making it, with

my absolute favorite fabric line
Garden Party by "Blackbird"

Remember this quilt?" Apple Crisp" , I had donated it to the church for a fundraiser. the winning ticket belonged to Christine Young from Churchill Falls (Newfoundland) Congratulations!

The last meeting of La Guilde Acadienne de Clare was the last Wednesday in June and we had a wonderful evening to close for the summer.
The girls presented me with a gift (surprise and I am not good at surprises). It is a print made by my favorite local "artiste Denise Comeau" and
yes, the picture is "Quilts in the wind". I love it!

Although the Guild did not meet this summer a few of us did get to sew together and Thursday we met at Elaine's

Her sister-in-law and member of the Guild, Denise, turned the big 60 Denise

so we celebrated with...
Clam Rappie pie, (french Acadien Dish), cake and ice cream but it
did not keep us long Denise and Suzette

from our sewing projects Elaine, Simone and Anna

Busy at hand sewing their projects.

The Guild resumes their activities on Wednesday August 31 and the first all day workshop will be on September 24Th .The project is .... "Fabric Weaving"

Here is the first sample...
2 color place mat and 2nd sample with more colors ...

Our instructor for the workshop and also a Guild member isGaile

Tomorrow is back to work for me .... vacation is all done for a while and it is back to a routine. Not a bad thing at all.

It is also the National Acadien Day and the Tintamarre takes place tomorrow evening from across the distrcit of Clare!

Bonne célébration à touts les Acadiens!

♥Fière d'être Acadienne ( Glad to be Acadien)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Summer's End

The Quilt Show is all over and it was a great success.. in part thanks to the many wonderful women who volunteered their time to helping out at the show. Here we see Elaine and Jacqueline greeting the many visitors to the show and there were many. Everyday there were at least 200 people who registered to see the quilts. We sold eleven large quilts and many smaller projects... Tree skirts, place mats, bed runner, pillows etc. Thank you to all of you who came to visit contributing to its success.

As you know the ..

is all over... I finished all my blocks but as previously mentioned on another post I decided I would make my 12 blocks into 12 place mats instead of a quilt and here are six all done...

I used the left over fabric to enlarge the blocks I had no problem finding some fabric.. Kim http://www.fatquartershop.com/ is very generous with her fabric in the kits....

All of them are different ... The wreath is still my favouriteI choose stippling for the quilting. And all the backings are the same... I have six more to do..

It will be interesting to see which place mat these cuties

Ariane and Laurène

will pick for the Christmas dinner at Grand-mère's.
I titled this post Summer's End because that is how I feel. August weather has not been the best in fact it is very cool, and there is also the fact that my vacation is all done. It is back to work Monday ...

Gerald and I did get away .. with no agenda and no schedule..
First stop....


August 8th....the birthday boy......


at Anne Murray's Centre, in Springhill Nova Scotia. What an interesting museum. She is quite the artist ....

We had a very relaxing trip and what was most enjoyable, there were no time limits or schedules. We planned as we went♥♥ Ate too much, shopped a lot and of course sew along the way. I sewed the binding on the place mats as well as cut out some appliqué for another project while Gerald drove.

Now I feel ready to go back to a schedule and "work" will do just that....