Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
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Friday, April 30, 2010

A good read.............

Evelyn Dixon.....Initially, Abigail wanted to pick a more complicated pattern but with some prodding from me, finally chose a simple friendship star as the base block for her quilt.....

Evelyn Dixon ....Quilters are some of the most generous, caring community-minded people you'll ever meet....

I just finished reading this book and it is a number 1 on my list of good reads...

Check out Marie Bostwick's website for more of her books ...a new one just out! " A Thread so Thin"

Thursday, April 29, 2010

New book ♥♥♥Piecing the Past♥♥♥....and CG&GC end of the month post.

Look what's new in the Kansas Troubles world! You can find this book at Amazon.com . (Unfortunately Amazon.ca does not have it yet) and https://www.pickledishstore.com/

As you all know by now I love everything that has to do with Kansas Troubles Quilts. As I said to Lynne, I don't even have to see or read about the content of the book, if it says KT, I love it., however you can view a few pages on the pickle dish site. Also Lynne has an April giveaway so you can leave a comment and get a chance to win the book. I am not optimistic about winning so I am ordering mine now!

The end of the month already!!!and some lovely finishes for the

For those of you who haven't done so already; you can post your comments here about your April finishes; today or tomorrow, as I will be collecting all the names on the week-end for the two draws for the $25.00 gift certificates from Again I thank you for your continued support and the inspirations you give me to pursue a hobby I so truly love...♥♥♥quilting♥♥♥.. It is a great pleasure for me to connect with all of you in blogland and come to know as friends!

CG&GC members stay tuned to Kelly's blog for the month of May adventures; to be announced soon!

Happy quilting everyone!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Block #5 for the

In the Decadent Victorian by April Cornell

Next block will be posted May 10th......

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hand Quilting à la Joan

Star Trip is done!!!!! Yeah! I can't believe I did it! It would not win any quilting contest but what I am excited about is it gave me the bug to hand quilt some more.

The frames are disassembled until the fall ...

at which time I may attempt to be a little more adventurous and "maybe" quilt a pattern.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Tribute to Neil Diamond

Renette, (a friend since high school ) 's husband always wanted to perform a tribute to Neil Diamond.... this week-end he put his dream in action . And what a success!!! Three performances all sold out. When Norm was singing, if you closed your eyes you would not believe it could be anyone but the man himself... Neil Diamond... And the best part is; I even got a hug! My only regret is that I didn't get tickets for all three performances...): What a show! "Sweeeeet Caroline".. is ringing in my head..

It is part of the Acadian culture to have good food, great music and wonderful friends around the kitchen for the famous kitchen parties. Renette and Norm own and operate a B&B and keep this tradition alive. Many of their guests return for a visit just to enjoy the good company and good times "Su Ben" the Acadian way!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

April goals.....

My goals for April for theDucks and Ducklings BOM... in the Kansas Winter... My table toppers are all finished....

And so is my
"Gatherings"... in the "Blessings"

And last .. my Schnnibles "Roundabout' in the "Flutterby"

Post a comment here to direct everyone to your blogs so we can all be inspired by your April finished goals!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Week-end project...

I was away this week-end happy to connect with old friends and make new ones...all the while sharing a spiritual journey.... but not forgetting the sewing party taking place in blogland on Saturday.

Wow! I am overwhelmed by the beautiful bags made by the Tote Bag Partiers this last Saturday... Absolutely G O R G E O U S...

I had brought some sewing ( no machine). A hand appliqué piece....

Hearts and Flowers designed by Alex Anderson...

Made in the Vine Creek by Kansas Troubles...

It was a perfect little project to make on a week-end with a full schedule....

Now it is ready for quilting!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tag... for the CG&GQC

Oh my! it's already the 15th of April.... where has this month gone?
How are your April goals coming along?
I am certain you will all be able to relate to the following disclosure:

Whenever I do my groceries there is one special detour I like to take from the grocery isles and that is to the magazine stand.
No not just any magazines but special MAGAZINES...Quilt magazines that is....

In January, being a new year, I sit down and decide which subscription I will subscribe to for that year...
These are my 2010 subscriptions.

What I would like to know is :

1. if you can relate to this, which magazines do you prefer? and

2. have you ever made any projects from those magazines? and

3. maybe you want to show us the project(s)?

My favourites ........ I have two....
These are the two subscriptions I renew every year. I not only like the patterns but they have a lot of informative techniques which are easy to follow. A very good "read".

I have made quite a few projects taken from my subscriptions and this is one of those projects..
Fabric... Cause for the Cure Heritage.

So post me a comment here; to let everyone know your answers to the tag and that you have them posted on your blogs.

For those of you who registered in thefor this Saturday,
I hope you have a fun and very productive day sewing together. I look forward to seeing those beautiful bags

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Jelly Roll Block

My #4 block for the.... In the Decadent Victorian by April Cornell

Here they are all four together

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Out of the frames!

Yes, it is out of the frames..... No! not the "Star Trip", I am quilting! But .. my "Stone Cottage"! Again Agnes did her magic! It is beautifully hand-quilted...

Don't forget to mark your calendar for the on April 17th that Kris from Dandelion Quilts is hosting with Kelly. Check out Kris's blog here: she has a tutorial for a really cute bag.

More information on how and where to register for the party will be announced shortly on those two blogs.

I'm afraid I will be missing the fun as I will not be joining the party this time around . I have another committment that week-end but I will be thinking of you all and anxiously awaiting the parade of projects .
Have fun at the party!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What have I been up to?

For the first time ever,I have been doing some hand quilting (or trying to) ... I tried two different size hoops and the one I liked the most was the one on a stand but now I am using my small frames which I like very much.

Oh! but the SORE fingers!!!! :)I really want to master this as I find it so relaxing.

My stitches are not even and some of my stitch lines are crooked but I will enjoy seeing this piece as I progess in this art... that is....I hope I progress ...):

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Why I love to quilt!

Miss Émilie loved her quilt...

The Birdie fabric was a gift from Kelly and here in this photo Émilie is saying,

"Merci Kelly"♥☺♥

Monday, April 5, 2010

April Goals

I am really trying to keep my goals light this month, but with all the beautiful projects you inspire me with it is so very hard. Every time I visit your blogs I get ideas for new projects! So here are my goals for April
One of those inspiration is the Schnibbles... I had never even heard of a Schnibbles pattern until I met you members of the CG&GQC .. so this will be my second one.....
I want to finish my Gatherings quilt pattern by Jan Patak.....( The free pattern can be found on here) I am making it with the "Blessings " fabric.
I will be making my Jelly Roll blocks ...

Next My BOM for the "Better By the Dozen": in the Kansas Winter fabric....

I want to quilt and finish these three table toppers I made for my DD Liette's school fundraiser

So there they are...... my goals for this month

For those of you who haven't let me know you have posted your goals yet can leave me a comment on this post.

Happy Sewing and thank you all for your continued support!