Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year....

Wow! 2012 is here! It seems it was yesterday that we were warned the end was here at year 2000.

Looking back on 2011 I have had a good year. Nothing magical just a very good year; "contentment" is the word I would use to describe it. My mom of 91 is well as are my children and 4 grand-daughters and of course my husband of 42 years, Gerald.

Christmas was fantastic with the whole family together..Here you see me opening a Kobo reader from my grand-daughters. They think it's cool to have grand-mama interested in new gadgets...They know how much I like to read and also that I am de-cluthering (
Carol's word) as I am finding good homes for all my "already" read books. The Kobo reader will clean up my book shelves. ( Next to me, the new papa-to-be trying to hide from the camera)

I enjoyed making each of the girls cushions in their Movie night stocking.. Here is Laurène's who specifically hinted to everyone that Blue and Bright green are her favourite colors.

I made a special after Christmas gift for my sister, Simone who came to visit for three days after Christmas. She is into shoes.. She loves shoes and she has a lot of shoes so I could not resist making her an apron ( which she also loves) reflecting her love of shoes. When Simone left we visited her and her husband Phillip ( a six hour drive) to celebrate New Year's with them. Simone quilts and makes cards. She gave me a workshop on card making and here is my first card. Elaine my friend from the Guild came one day while Simone was here and we made this pot holder called the "Folded Star" . I absolutely love it and want to make another one but I think I will make it into a cushion.

So now it is back to a routine and enjoying the best life can bring.

Bonne et heureuse année 2012!


  1. Laurene's cushion is beautiful - love the heart!
    Bonne année!

  2. What BEAUTIFUL gifts! Love the cushion! I look forward to seeing your creations this coming year...

    Happy New Year to you (my sweet friend) and Gerald!


  3. Oh Joan, what a sweet post! I love the picture of you opening your goodies - and as always, you make the most beautiful things! I'm SO looking forward to our skype - did you pick a date yet :o)!! LOL!! Wishing you and yours all the best in 2012!!