Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Pumpkin House a Timbleberries pattern by Lynette Jennings

Everyone gets a treat... Miss Émilie..

Laurène and Ariane
And DIL Monique (Red eyes do it well)

and all is well...on this Halloween night!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Inspiring project....

I finished my project I had started at Karen's workshop and I am pleased with the way it turned out. This will be the piece I refer to, to see if I am improving in my free motion quilting.... Now on to implement this in a big piece YIKES .. It is so much easier when the teacher is there behind your shoulder..
The Guild meets at the Saulnierville parish hall, which is my parish. The walls are large and I thought it would be nice to dress them up with a piece of quilting. I wanted an inspirational piece to keep us grounded when we get frustrated with our quitling projects...LOL

This is the piece I designed for that....

I call it the "Quilters Cross" La Croix des Piqueuses ..... and I hope it will inspire our members to not give up on those projects which often attack our serenity.

Our Parish is named the Sacred -Heart ( Paroisse Sacré-Coeur de Saulnierville ) and I found this embroidery design which is a perfect fit
I had started the stippling before I went to my workshop and when I came back I wished I had waited so I could have used my new skills and added some free motion quilting. Oh well next one!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

More family fun and Updates

More family fun at Keji Park last week-end..... Almost enough family members to fill the forest!

And the winner ...of my 300th post
Suzette .. ( a member of the Guilde) a Karen Neary pattern... http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/sewkaren/patterns.htm and speaking of Karen Neary I made her a pin cushion. I credit the Red cardinal for our meeting .. In 2009 I noticed a post on Karen's blog about a red cardinal . It was a picture of a red one taken in her yard and I ventured onto her blog reading about her up coming workshop "Diamonds Are Girls Best Friend". That was it! My sister , Simone, and I signed up and we have been going every year at the Fibre Festival to her workshop. She is a super... teacher and designer....

Simone makes beautiful greeting cards
and she made a variety pack for Karen which she loved.....

The smiles say it all Elaine and Alisa joined us at Karen's workshop..... Free Motion for the Absolute Terrified turned out to be soooo wonderful. The fear dissipated the moment Karen put her skills to the task!
Simone, Moi, Karen, Elaine. and Alisa

Confidence is generally described as a state of being certain....That is how we left the workshop. Confident we could master that technique....

Thank You Karen!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanskgiving to all my Canadian Friends....What a beautiful day it was to celebrate with family and friends... For that reason we decided to have an outdoor event and joined Yvelle's family at Keji Park, where they were campling, and had our turkey dinner (Deep fried Turkey...Yum!)(with all the trimmings) in the great outsdoors.The whole family was there So grateful for all the blessings... Children, grand-daughters, sons-in-law and daughter-in-law. And my best friend ..Gerald... Yes that is me sewing... my projects are the first thing I pack when I leave home...
and yes, I am grateful for the ability to sew and create .
The project is a candle mat. My second one. I decided a few of these would be great to have on hand for hostess gifts during the Christmas holidays .
This is my first one and the October project for La Guilde Acadienne.

Now I get ready for Karen's workshop

Free Motion Quilting for the Absolute Terrified... the title fits me well..... but I am sooo looking forward to it...