Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Happy 142nd
birthday Canada!

From the Tufts' house

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fun Sunday

The rain is still threatning to come down but that's o.k...Sunday is enjoyable just the same. It was a fun day spending time with my "three" daughters...

We went to my daughter,
Yvelle and her husband Timmy's store (Nature's Home) to help Monique,
(future daughter-in-law,) with her wedding gift registry.

My son-in-law Timmy is the craftman for the custom made furniture sold in the store along with a varity of home décor items...

Here we are the four of us at Nature's Home...
From left to right: Monique, (daughter-in-law to-be) Yvelle (daughter), Moi, and Liette (daughter)

Here is the bride-to-be (Monique) in yellow and my daughter Liette admiring the many items of interest for the registry.

The Acadian colors are well displayed in Nature's Home

There are lots to choose from and Monique picks out
items; dishes, glasses, lamps. accent tables, mirrors. pictures, vases, picture frames...and the list goes on.


Liette logs it all in...

No plan week-end

I was some glad when Friday rolled around and nothing came up to warrant an agenda. I just wanted a "no plan week-end"and do things in the moment.

The rain let up a bit Saturday for us to go swimming. Here is my 10 month old grand-daughter Émilie with her new aunt-to-be Monique. (Future daughter-in-law)


Here Émilie's mom, my daughter Liette has joined them

I did mange to clean out my flower garden and enjoy my newly bloomed lilies.

Of course sewing was a priority and I did get all my blocks done and the rows sewn together. Now the fun starts with the appliqué border

Friday, June 26, 2009

Stars Around the garden

The quilting is all done and it is out of the frames.

The quitling was done by 70 year old women who is very busy hand quilting quilts in the community. It is obvious why she is in demand! Gorgeous!

The binding is ready!

The Huskqvarna Platinum 750 is put to work with that wonderful........ "walking foot".

The clips are on the binding and the lap work is ready to be done!

  • One always remembers where they were when they learnt about an extraordinary event. As I sat in my favourite chair to finish sewing the binding, the news came on that Michel Jackson had passed away.

The quilt is labeled ... The year is indicative of the year the Block of The Month was started.... January of 2008.

"V o i l à !"

Stars Around The Garden
As mentioned this was a BOM which my sister
and I made together.
I guess this quilt will always have a memory of Micheal Jackson attached to it.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A friend's Project!

My friend Sharon Kilcup sent me these photos of her finished project! WOW! is the word of the day! She hand painted the blocks. Sharon lives in the beautiful Valley in Nova Scotia. Lovely work Sharon...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Saulnierville Sacred Heart Church Bazaar

Our church bazaar is soon approaching on August 9th. This is the day after our son's wedding so I am pleased to have finished the table toppers I am donating for the bazaar. Some were from patterns and some were my own design.....

Country Haven.. by Kim Dielh

The quilt I made for the church bazaar's raffle.
The tickets are selling like hot cakes!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Aboriginal Celebrations....

I attended the Aboriginal celebrations at the City Centre in Edmonton Alberta.

The dancers were fantastic ...... National Aboriginal Day

What is National Aboriginal Day?
June 21, 2009 is National Aboriginal Day, a day for all Canadians to celebrate the cultures and contributions to Canada of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. This year's theme is "Sharing Our Stories ~ Partageons nos histoires. "National Aboriginal Day was proclaimed in 1996 by former Governor General Roméo A. LeBlanc. Today National Aboriginal Day is part of the annual nation-wide Celebrate Canada with celebrations centering around National Aboriginal Day, but continuing through St-Jean Baptiste Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day and concluding with Canada Day. Setting aside a day for Aboriginal Peoples is part of the wider recognition of Aboriginal Peoples' important place within the fabric of Canada and their ongoing contributions as First Peoples. As former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson said, "It is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate our respect and admiration for First Nations, for Inuit, for Métis — for the past, the present and the future. "
The Edmonton National Aboriginal Day Committee invites everyone to come out and enjoy the Aboriginal culture and traditions. Our teachings are for all people of every nation, so please bring your family and friends to have some fun and gain insight to the beauty that Canada's original people have to share: the First Nation, Métis and Inuit people. Although the official day is June 21, 2009, celebrations in Edmonton last an entire week!
National Aboriginal Day Event Photos

Home away from Home

My hotel in Edmonton (the round building) and upon arriving there the first thing to unpack was my appliqués pieces I had prepared for the trip.

Now it feels like home...

Did get a bit done but not all I had anticipated. My schedule was quite full and I ventured out to see the beautiful city of Edmonton. I wish I could have sewn on the 5 hour flights but the needles are not acccepted on planes....Molly's Meadow I S coming along great but I have another project in mind...and want to honor my decision to finish the projects started before starting another one.

I must get my order in to Cotton Charms....The list of fabric I want from the stock that is "coming soon" to Cotton Charm is quite extensive! Oh ma ma! Projects galore for winter 2009.... will not be bored!

So now I am home and the sewing machine is running...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's day

This is a happy father/grandfather who is spending his day relaxing with his family including his wife who just returned from a business trip in Edmonton Alberta!
Glad to be home Hon.... to spend your special day with you....

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Those who sleep under a quilt sleep under♥♥♥ a blanket of love♥♥♥

How small our world is. ....As I was preparing for my voyage to Alberta and reviewing some of the history of Edmonton Alberta, I realized, at that very moment I was contribuing to a wonderful program developed in this exact same city. Because this week ( as I do every year around this time) I made my deliveries for "The Blanket Of Love Porgram."

The winter projects are all done and the results are fantastic. I delivered 6 beautiful quilts to the Yarmouth Nova Scotia Hospital Psychiatric unit for the "Blanket of Love" Porgram. Women in the area take it upon themselves to make and contirbute these quilts for the clients on the unit. This program is a project of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.

Sheila Ethier, R.N. founded the program in 1996 for patients with a mental illness at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. Since its inception, over 1000 quilts have been donated to patients across Canada who are in need of comfort and hope.
How the program was started:"I created the Blankets of Love project in the summer of 1996. I was a patient on the psychiatric ward at the University of Alberta Hospital several times for the treatment of major depression. I remember how lonely and isolated I had felt from the rest of the world. I was always cold and looking for more blankets. "One afternoon while at home I came across a quilt my grandmother had made for me when I was a young girl. I looked at the worn, bright yellow and orange patchwork quilt and I remembered the day my grandmother had given it to me. In reliving memories of my grandmother and of the love expressed in making a quilt just for me I immediately felt a peace wash over me. I covered myself with my quilt made of love and let the warmth soothe my cold, achy body. In those quiet comforting moments I knew 'Blankets of Love' would help other people. And so the program began."
-- Sheila Ethier
Sheila Etier R.N., "Count It All Joy" founder of the Blanket Of Love Porgram.

As much as I hate to part with my quilts, donating them and knowing they are received by people who will benefit from them, makes it all worthwhile. The first quilts I make at the begining of each new year are for the "Blanket of Love" .

An appropriate book for the times!

A young mother holds her new born son and looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him:
I'll love you forever, I'll like you always,
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be.

A good read...
Such an appropriate book.... at a time when your son is planning his wedding...(Tears of joy!)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Alberta Bound!

The week-end is over and many projects got done. The invitations for my son's wedding (August 8th) were addressed and mailed out. Exciting!

Family dinner on Sunday ...BBQ in spite of the rain.. discussion around the dinner table.... what else? The wedding!
On top of my "to do" list, this week-end, was sewing and I did manage to honor that commitment. My Molly's Meadow quilt is coming along quite well.
The appliqués are all cut out and bagged in ziplock baggies for the trip to Alberta.

The Glacé fabric by Three Sisters is gorgeous and this is the project I plan to make with it. The pattern is Starlight Express from the book Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott. The jelly roll came in last week, in my order from Cotton Charm so all I need to do is decide what color to make the background and put in my order.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Next Project Please !

Next project, well underway. Pattern; Molly's Meadow by Kim Diehl. This is a pattern from Henry Glass & Co and can be downloaded on its site.
This is a good pattern to use your scraps and it is fun putting it altogether. I enjoy scrap quilts, and what about the precut fabrics? Wow! You could use the "honey buns" with this pattern. I am thinking of making it again with just one specific line of fabric...

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Work In Progress


Quilt; Stars Around The Garden is in the frames and the hand quilting has started!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Connecting with Cotton Charm!

Today I am a happy girl! My order from Cotton Charm is here and the Moda fabric is gorgeous. "Glacé" by 3 Sisters and "Kansas Winter" by Kansas Trouble. The quilt books are all out to plan the next project.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Life in Harmony

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between man and the life he leads
-Albert Camus

I try to sew everyday as it keeps my life in harmony .