Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Saturday sewing day

Sewing day at the guild always fulfills its goal. 
***To pass on the skills we are blessed with and help one another.*** 
 We have maintained this goal for the past three years and as we enter in our fourth year we will continue to focus on this objective,  
making everyone recognize we all have skills to share. Each member is appreciative of the camaraderie that has been formed amongst the 100 members. We meet to enjoy each others company and have fun doing what we love, "sewing". No one claims to be an expert and everyone is accepted for the lovely being they are. There are no judges, no managers and we all appreciate the beautiful projects that inspire us to continue our quest to pass on the art of quilting. 
I feel so blessed to be part of such a wonderful group of women
Association La Guilde Acadienne de Clare 

Last Saturday was our sewing day and we made aprons.    
Serious contemplation going on with Clara, Simone and Paulette  
 Bonnie's apron is coming along  
 Cecile chooses pastel colors for hers 
 This one is Clara's 
 Paulette has her appliqué planned out 
 Barbara is going right to town with hers 
 Marilyn and her lovely smile tackles her strips 
 Paulette and Marilyn share ideas
 This one will be perfect for Elise at Christmas 
 Karen has the country look with her Kansas Trouble Jelly roll 
 Member Joanne from Manitoba is able to join us this winter in person ♥

Today is a storm day 
 and I am home 
Storm days are always the best for sewing and enjoying an Acadian dish of "Fricot" and homemade fudge. 
(Fricot is a chicken stew with potato dumplings) perfect for a below zero temperature day. 
For my sewing I plan to work on my Bargello. It is coming along well. I am not very fond of this pattern as I find it monotonous just sewing strips. Those who have never made one think it is very complicated but in fact it is very straight forward and has limited challenges. However there is a movie on Vu I want to watch so I will be able to watch and sew at the same time while my Fricot cooks. 
Stay safe!     


  1. very nice apron pattern. they are all representative of the personalities that made them.
    and your fricot sounds warm and yummy

  2. So lovely! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    Greetings from Finland! :)
    Hugs, Ulla

  3. Nice to see mom is keeping busy! :) All lovely projects.
    Jennifer Sampson (Karen Sampson's daughter)
    Whitecourt, Alberta

    1. Hi Jennifer. Nice to connect with you, We are so happy to have your mom join us.She does beautiful work.

  4. I love seeing all of your projects Joan! Nice to see a picture of Marilyn, she is actually a distant relative of mine. I've seen her quilt on Facebook a couple of times, how nice that she's become a quilter.