Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

And the winner is?

Thank you, everyone who connected with me on the blog comments or my e-mail. The mistake was very visible. The middle piece on the place mats is upside down. I appreciated the encouragement you all gave me by telling me you like them anyway! And the winner is Suzette Saulnier. She is the social director of the guild. Congratulations Suzette!♥♥♥
This was the workshop we had last Saturday... The technique is fabric weaving and I made a mug mat for my project. Some of the girls who did the project at the workshop...I plan to make a larger piece probably with more Christmas fabric. And I am still working on my Garden Party Blocks..I have to start thinking how I am going to put them all together...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

300 hundred Post....

I am amazed at how many wonderful people I have connected with in the last three years since this blog was set up. The years have brought exciting times together and some wonderful support for the challenging times. I have often felt we were sewing together in the same studio with the quilt-along we had. I have enjoyed seeing your projects as well as meeting your families. I am especially grateful for the many tutorials that have been shared here in blogland and we cannot forget the delicious recipes.

I was fortunate enough to meet two wonderful bloggers in person.. I count this as the highlight of my blogging experience...

First, a wonderful Canadian designer and Nova Scotian Karen Neary... I happen to come upon her blog which had a post for one of her workshop at the Fibre Festival in Amherst. Diamond are a Girls Best Friend (Seen on the wall)
in 2009.

My sister, Simone and I signed up and drove the six hour drive to Amherst . We now make it an annual event. October 15/11 will soon be here :)

Next my friend Michelle...

We met when Gerald and I were on a bus tour to San Antonio Texas last year 2010... and enjoyed a beautiful dinner at TGIF in Little Rock Arkansas. Went shopping at Jo-Anne's and had a heartfelt talk which was so natural it felt we had been meeting every week.

And there is Kelly ...We never met in person but we skyped on Friday afternoons to sew together and shared wonderful life experiences.

The greatest honor I received was a quilt she designed and named itAcadienne in my honor.....

The honor was shared this summer when Kelly sent me the little quilt and patterns for the girls to use in La Guilde Acadienne de Clare. Merci! Kelly♥♥♥

Now to celebrate the event of my 300th post....

When a sales representative gave a gift of a fat quarter to the guild, Art Gallery by Cador Textiles, I decided to make this,

a Karen Neary design

Around the Table

Everything went well in making this project but at the very end of the machine quilting I found I had made a mistake. It was too late to correct it and I was not about to throw the piece away....

Now for the challenge I am extending to you.... can you tell me what the mistake is?

Visit Karen's website http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/sewkaren/patterns.htm to see the original pattern without the boo boo . Leave me a comment that you discovered the mistake and e-mail me your answer.

Do not give the answer in your comment post.
Your name will go in the hat for a draw and on September 27th.. my birthday.
I will send the lucky winner a pattern of the Around the Table by Karen Neary.

Thank you for all your support et merci beaucoup♥♥♥

Even if we have not met face to face I feel we have a special bond and get excited to see your name when you leave a comment on my post. Quilters form a special bond and it is so great that it is felt internationally because of Blogland .

Let's move on to the next 300....

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A birthday wish will be coming true...

Our oldest daughter, Yvelle's birthday is in November Ariane, Maman Yvelle, et Laurène

And all her décor is country .. so what better place to get gift ideas
than in this absolutely gorgeous book from

Chery Wall....

Here is the finished product....

Garden at the Cabin
It is my first from this book but it will definitely not be the last...
And once more Agnes did her magic At hand quilting.....Love it!

I made a few Christmas projects
The Gift Mug Mats ...

And I continue to make thesestar blocks.

I have not counted how many I have ..
I just want to use as much of the Jelly Roll and Charm packs I have open and then I will decide how to put them all together.

The next post is...... "Drum roll please"..my 300th ..

Wow! three hundred♥♥♥

I have a little challenge organized to celebrate this event with my blogger friends so stay tuned!

As we say in French...

A La Prochaine ( Till next time)


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

This is the kind of week it has been.......

BUSY BUSY BUSY! As I had mentioned I had quite a few meetings scheduled this last week but they all got attended to and I did fit in some sewing....

Elaine came to sew on Friday and I think we chatted more than we sewed...
She is the Guild's secratary and so we discuss issues about the guild . We started the meetings again and 10 more people registered ...:) total 63 members

I did get a Little cushion made for the Guild..
An upholstery company from Toronto donated all kinds of fabric to the guild and I sewed the project as a sample of what we can do with it.

Elaine was busy and made this beautiful project...... Table topper, placemats

"Around The Table" by Karen Neary

and she made napkins to match. Beautiful... She made this for a friend she visited this summer in Boston.

You can purchase this pattern here and others she has designed..

For my weekly projects I did get all my stippling and quilting done

as well as my two star blocks...
Although the weather is not fall-like I feel that fall is in the air and with it comes the coziness of wood burning and long evenings. That motivates me to do some hand quilting.
So I have a little lap quilt ready in the hoop..
It took me all of last fall and winter to do one that size, so I imagine it will be my 2011/2012 quilting project.. I am a novice at handquilting but I enjoy it and want to learn the right way of doing it. There are amazing hand quilters in the guild and I do hope to get some pointers from them.

Best wishes go out to all the students and the teachers who have returned to school today

Amy ( grand-daughter)... Last year of University in Social WorkYvelle (1st daughter and teacher) Ariane ( Grand-daughter) Miss Émilie ( Grand-daughter)

Laurène (Grand-daughter)and Liette 2nd daughter and teacher)
And Monique DIL and Teacher)
NO I did not make a mistake ...... Miss Emilie is in pre-school..... already .. Can you imagine?

Happy Sewing ..