Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

And the events keep on rolling......

Easter, my favorite holiday of the year, is complete and and now it is a new beginning .... 
The snow and ice are melting and double digits temperature is evident of  "new life" in the making. 
Bring on Spring and bring on our many events scheduled at the guild.  

Our 4th anniversary was celebrated and  

                                                              it was a  fun day. 
 About 175 visitors came to support us and enjoy a wonderful meal with us.  Some quilters from other guilds came and brought their thimbles to hand quilt on our Mental Health quilts. 

In my sewing room new beginnings are taking place also..
I discovered the 60º triangle ruler 
 and with border fabric I created these table toppers. It is fun to see the finished product as it all comes together so neatly to make beautiful motifs. 

I have also been dabbling with paper piecing and making these place mats. A pattern that was given to me by my sister Simone. It has been such a tough winter her and I have not been able to visit and sew together. 
I miss her so.  I decided to connect with her through her favorite patterns. Face time is nice but you still don't get the interaction you have from sewing side by side in the sewing rooms and sharing ideas. 
  Having just celebrated siblings day....
 I appreciate all her support. 

As mentioned in the previous post next event at  the Guild is the "Wool Appliqué"  with
 Darlene d'Eon......from a Needle Pulling Thread 
all is set for that...

Next is a bus tour to Avonport Discount Fabric Shop ... 
 A few more seats left to fill and we are off for the day.... 

And a sneak peak at the event at the end of May which I will post about later...  
Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
 Karen Neary ♥

So the "New Beginning" looks bright and along with the new, changes are inevitable...... to make way for new adventures. 
Happy Sewing!   

Saturday, April 4, 2015

and the rain must fall....

The snow is finally disappearing .... and the grass is peeking through the drifts. 
Easter brings new life 
May you have the Gladness of Easter which is Hope
The Promise of Easter which is Peace 
and the Spirit of Easter which  is Love.

And for me I find serenity in my sewing..
Lots of this scheduled to happen both in the quiet of my sewing room and at the Guild.

On April 11th the guild will celebrate its 4th anniversary with an Open House. Lunch, "Rappie Pie" (the famous Acadian dish) will be served. We will have a display and tutorials of various quilting  projects as well as quilts in the frames for guests to come and hand quilt. A fun day for certain....

 at last years' Open House. 
        our Juniors were hand quilting .      
Then we move on to April 25th with an exciting workshop scheduled with Darlene d'Eon from

Needle Pulling Tread. 

In Digby Nova Scotia
This is a beautiful little quilt shop..... the eye candy in there leaves you speechless. 
We are so happy to have Darlene come and teach us a wool appliqué project.

 Members have a choice 
 #1 This is a beautiful project to celebrate our Canadian flag's 50th birthday .

And #2  this little quilt .. 
                      which gives us hope that spring is finally here. 
And that is not all Darlene will be bringing her shop to the hall where we meet for a full day of shopping.
                Members are sooo looking forward to this event...  
                                        Oh! what a party!  

                                  More bags ...  
                     I just finished this bag last evening for a friend of mine... Doesn't it just spell out spring?

 I am certain my readers can read the underlying message that I have had it with the snow...oh! well we survived the harsh winter. We could have had a lot worst. 

More fun events to come and more finished UFO's  which I will post later .... 

Happy Sewing!