Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

What's up?

I know for certain what is not coming down and that is snow!!! Finally!!!!! we get to feel the hot rays of the sun.. I must say it is not yet perfect as we still have some cold spells .

We had our shopping trip 
to Avonport Fabric Discount Center  and everyone still talks about the fun they had SHOPPING, laughing and just being together~!
A road trip to remember!! 

I have finished a few projects since my last post and very happy to cross these off my list.
 First on the list is my mystery quilt for the 2016 challenge at the guild, which as I said before I cannot show you until we unveil them at a special event in probably, March to celebrate our 5th anniversary. I machine quilted it which was a new challenge for me; to machine quilt such a large piece. It is not perfect but I learnt a lot which I hope will improve my skills for the next project. 

Speaking of which I machine quilted this smaller one  
      and could see the improvements  
although it is not a large quilt like my mystery one .
I am really enjoying machine quilting so I may venture into it more.
 I am actually looking into the quilting machines available. 

This is another finished project but I hand quilted that one.... 
and my fingers did the talking or better still the screaming.
I really enjoyed the hand quilting in spite of the sore fingers
and I hope to do another one this summer.

 We have one  in the large frames at the guild and the fun of having members sit around the quilt is so relaxing. It takes me back to the years past with the quilting bees  and how the women must 
 have enjoyed the camaraderie their work of art brought them.

I just finished this runner... 
called Inner Beauty by Chili Peppers . 
I found some more panels on my shopping adventure so I do hope to make a few more pieces . 

and now for the finishing touches I am back to
 Words To live By 
making the half square triangles so it can be all pieced together.
Love this quilt~!

For a nice surprise friends from work came for a nice dinner together 
 and brought me this beautiful Alex and Ani bracelet .. love it and will cherish this forever thinking of all the good times we had working together bringing hope to others who had lost their courage. 

and now we count the sleeps until our next adventure 
May 29th and 30th with a workshop by 
Karen Neary 
and a visit from 
Mrs P. Emporium.

A La Prochaine 

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