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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Charming Girls club

What has the CGQC club meant to me?

All my life I have enjoyed sharing my passions with people and embrace the opportunity to share my God given talents and to receive the same from friends. I am so amazed at how large my circle of friends has become since I have joined the Charming Girls Quilt Club. It has been an adventure "sans pareil" (beyond compare)! I look forward to continuing to connect with all of you in the New Year and delight in knowing that there is a support system out there who will fill my life with serenity, laughter, kindness, hope and friendship.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce to you our Charming Girl of the year... Michelle . I ask that you visit her blog and you will see why she is the recipient of this prestigious award. In her acceptance speech Michelle asked we join her in a toast to all the Charming girls and I toast to them for projects well done and over-the top support system. Thank you girls !

Now for the business at hand at the CGQC headquarters Marilyn (does not have a blog) has sent me this "eye candy" of her finished December projects.

Charming Girl Marilyn's December finished projects

Block #1
Block #2

And voilà, all done! Just gorgeous Marilyn! Thank-you for sharing.

It would not be fitting if I didn't acknowledge all the friends I have made outside the CGQC; from "blogland". Quilting has brought together so many wonderful girl friends and I really believe that it has become a quilt guild in itself. Sharing our ideas and craftsmanship has opened so may wonderful insights in my quilting. When you live in a small community the opportunity to learn new ideas in quilting can be limited but through "blogland" those limitations have been eliminated. The experience my sister and I had at a workshop at the other end of the Province with designer Karen Neary in the fall was indescribable and has opened a new adventure for a yearly get-together week-end for my sister and I. How true the world has become smaller and having all of you just a click away is very comforting.

As the New Year arrives may you find your hearts filled with new hopes and happy with love. May it opens up new horizons and bring you promises of brighter tomorrows. Have a great New Year 2010.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Secret Santa gifts

I promised you a parade of the Secret Santa projects and so here it is. Just "adorable" ♥♥gifts♥♥. Everyone's Christmas was enriched with gifts made especially for them by their Charming girlfriends. I know I cherish mine from Anne so much! I have put the girls' links for easy access to their blogs.
Carol's #1 gift to Esther

Carol's gift #2 to Esther

My gift #1 to Kris
My gift #2 to Kris Carolyn's gifts to Michelle Carolyn's gift to Michelle

Anne's #1 gift to me Anne's #2 gift to me

Peggy's gift to Anne
Michelle's gift to Amanda

Kris' gift to Kim#2
Kris' gift#2 to Kim

Kim's #1 gift to Carol...a scarf

Kim's#2 gift to Carol

Esther's gift toPeggy
Cora's #1 gift to Jeannette
Cora's #2 gift to Jeannette

Cathi's gift to Kate

This is the "eye candy" I received ..so if any of you wish to post photos of your gifts leave a message here and we will follow your link to admire the beautiful work done by the 2009 Secret Santas. I understand there maybe some who have not received their gifts yet due to International mail delivery but when you do, let us know and so we can join you in the fun. As Santa returns to the North Pole it is my hope that he will be available next year to come again for a Secret Santa adventure to the Charming Girls Club. Thanks girls for participating... It was a lot of fun..

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

December finished projects.

My BOM for December...In Kansas Winter
My " Half Pint" is all done .. quilted by Agnes...

"Love Blooms" all done and again quilted by Agnes .........
This one is the donation I am making to our church for a raffle again this year.
Those were the projects I had submitted and happy to have in my finished stack.
Now on to the January projects... my list is long so I must choose because I have plans to keep my list of projects manageable this year with hopes that I won't have too many UFOs in my basket.
Happy sewing!

Monday, December 28, 2009

The festivities...

In what seems like a short moment; lots of happiness is enjoyed with family friends, along with laughter and good food..too much good food..even perfect winter weather.. None of the above was missing...

Christmas Eve and Émilie gets her gift from Grand-mère and grand-père.How do you get into this? Oh wow! I rock!
Even at 2o years old... Amy still looks forward to her gifts from "Gram" and "Gramp"And Laurène and Ariane are surprised because I turly believe they would never think grand-mère was in the new teck age and would know about a Nintendo DS
As long as they don't ask grand-mère and Grand-père to set it up.... Christmas day....everyone has arrived!the house comes alive with love and laughter...the oldest daughter.. "Yvelle" and Timmythe second daughter, "Liette" and DavidAnd the youngest son... "Adrien" and Monique... their first Christmas as husband and wife...
Grand-mère gets a surprise too.. from Amy and Émilie; a generaous gift certificate from??? where else??? would bring on that smile...
Cotton Quilt Charm Shoppe...It is my understanding that a little Elf named Kelly was very helpful... and even met my daughter Liette via phone

So now it is time to come down from all the chaocolate and the Christmas treats and get down to business. I have completed all my December projects and will post them shortly. I have seen a few finished projects on the Charming Girls' blogs but I may have missed some so could you leave me a comment here that you have posted your finished projects and I will visit and put your names in the draw for one of two $25.00 gift certificate from Cotton Charm Quilt Shoppe. Kelly will be hosting the January Charming Girls' Club so start planning your New Year's projects. I look forward to what she has in store for us.....
And lets SEW SEW SEW... I still have some company coming for New Years, my sister Simone and we plan to take some time to sew a project together........Fun... or what?

Friday, December 25, 2009

My church

Our church was filled with an unbelievable magic and an overwhleming peace and serenity, last evening at midnight mass.Christmas was in the air as we celebrated the birth The manger .... Notice the baby Jesus is laying on paper stars... those stars have our written wishes on them and were offered to Him at the mass. One of them has a special request from me... "To keep all my friends in "Blogland" safe and heathy .Soon we will put away the decorations; let us not put Him away in a box for next year... but place Him in our hearts for us to keep all year!
Merry Christmas.........

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Joyeux Noël ...

Que la paix et la joie soient avec vous tous! I hope that your Christmas will be enjoyable and may the essence of Christmas remains always with you. As you celebrate Christmas, may you experience true love. "Jesus is the reason for the season" and He is the ultimate of true love.
May the miracle of Christmas fill your hearts with warmth and love and the Holiday Season be blessed with peace, love and joy.

Sending you my heatfelt wishes for joy that never ends♥♥♥
Merry Christmas! ♥♥♥

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Secret Santa's gift

It's here.. my gift from my Secret Santa.... Anne So nicely wrapped and a lovely card.........

Isn't this the prettiest table runner you've ever seen?
And a kit to make a Birdhouse wall hanging....

Thank you so much.. Anne

Hope your Christmas is the best and your New year filled with good health and prosperity.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My gift has arrived

My Secret Santa gift arrived just in time for Christmas..... Yes; I made another braid table runner. This one for Krisin the Holly Jolly fabric by Sandy Jarvais

I have really enjoyed visiting all your blogs and seeing the beautiful projects you have made for the Secret Santa Swap. After the holidays I will compile all the photos I have received and post them so everyone can enjoy the beautiful work that was created . If you wish you may want to send a quick e-mail to your recpient that you have sent your gift as some may not get it for a while with the international snail mail .

It has been fun to host and take part in this swap and I continue to connect to your blogs to see your finished December Projects ..Some of you are really ahead this month. Way to go.. Charming girls of theI may not be blogging too much in the next few days ... busy times are ahead for everyone . Enjoy your families, friends and just the good feeling of havimg a new born in our lives , Jesus.