Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
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Monday, December 19, 2011

Acceuil/ Welcome

( "Acceuil" means welcome which is the theme for the 4th Advent week. )

Hope everyone is ready for the big day! Oh! I don't mean the shopping . the wrapping or decorating but ready to "welcome " the family and friends with warm hearts. Ready to "welcome" the new born Child. Ready to "welcome" the person/persons who are different than us.
That is my Christmas wish for you all as we enter into the Christmas week.

Yes I feel I am ready... to celebrate: And this year Jesus' birthday cake is a family favourite Gum Drop Cake
******The night before cut and flour the gum drops with 1/2 cup flour and allow to set overnight making sure they are well separated.

1 cup butter
8oz cream cheese
1 ½ cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
1 3/4 cups flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
2 cups gumdrops (Remove the Blacks and enjoy eating them. They are not baking Gums)
2 tsp lemon rind
1 cup crushed pineapple

Preheat the oven 325º-350º
Tube pan lined with greased paper
Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar,
Add eggs one at a time
Add vanilla
Combine flour,baking powder, and lemon rind and add to creamed mixture alternately with pineapple starting and ending with flour.
Add gum drops
Pour in prepared pan and bake for 1 ½ hours . If browning too quickly cover with foil )
Sure to be a favorite for your family too!

Last Wednesday La Guilde had their Pot luck and Tea Towel Exchange
This one I received ..... Made by member Paulette Comeau.. Absolutely gorgeous...

It was a fun evening with beautiful people, and delicious food. For two hours "tea towels' entertained over 40 intelligent women, made us laugh and got us to know one another a bit more... Now that is the spirit of Christmas. !

I may not have time to blog again before Christmas so I wish you all the Merriest of Christmas filled with Joy, Peace and Happiness in abundance♥♥

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More projects accomplished

More projects crossed off the list....

A "second" set of place mats for Liette's birthday .. And

This table topper

A while back we had a Secret Santa event in blogland and Esther had used this pattern for her gift to her Secret Santa. I was in Ahhh! at the beauty of her gift. Not forgetting about this project I connected with her and she directed me to the pattern. Voilà! Merci Esther.

Happy 3rd Advent week.....Theme is "JOY'
Something that can be found in the heart of most quilters♥♥♥

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Fun Workshop

Friday, a few girls, members from the Guild, went to our favourite sewing machine dealer, "Knit and Stitch", for a fun sewing day. We always have a lot of fun sewing with
Diane and Heather  who are awesome teachers. The project we made
 reversed appliqué
 for a basket liner

It's our daughter, Liette's birthday on the 9th

I made her place mats
All chocolate covered
Yummy! I was drooling all the while I made these and even dipped into my Christmas chocolate stash ..

Hope everyone has a beautiful  2nd Advent week.
The theme this week is "Patience" . It is so easy to want things "yesterday" but we must be patient and enjoy every moment