Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
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Monday, December 31, 2012

Time to refill the UFO Basket...

2012 is coming to an end and this year's projects will soon be last year's.
From my UFO basket....
a Winter Bird house wall hanging for daughter Liette  
A wall hanging for daughter Yvelle with a  country flare
           Heirloom Quilt Blocks for a quilt  

... done
Placemats for DIL
 And now it is time to take out
the new journal
And on this day the page is blank......

but as all quilters know the page will soon be filled with " want to do projects".  Not to forget the important events which will take place in 2013.

I wish you all,  the best in the new year.. good health, peace, joy and love in abundance. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A super evening

The guild had their Christmas get together at a new, just opened, restaurant  and it was perfect. About 50 members came together for a beautiful dinner of Acadian Foods and a Pot-holder exchange.
Member Rose Marie makes beautiful Cross Stitch and she presented me with one ..

 The Quilter's Sampler . It is beautiful!

Everyone who brought a gift of a pot holder got to pick one. We then had a  parade of Pot-holders ...

Here are just a few....
Ariane ( grand-daughter)

Here are mine made by my friend Anna
Rose Marie
Every one of the pot-holders were absolutely gorgeous and what fun we had showing off our gifts.

When we went to Amherst for Karen Neary's workshop in October she introduced us to the use of a corsage pin while sewing on the machine. It is the perfect tool to press out unwanted pleats, or tuck in that turned corner.  
Like Oprah or Robin I wanted to share my favorite things with the members and so....

 everyone got a corsage pin!!!!  
and it made a big hit! 
The prizes were not elaborate cars or bundles of cash but I don't think anyone could have had more fun then we did with our pot holders and corsage pins.
Being together and enjoying each others company was priceless!

Hope your Christmas is a blessed one and the New Year full of peace, joy and serenity♥♥♥

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What is happening?


most households .. lots is happening. At this time of the year I like to do little projects and I am focusing on Hostess gifts for all the social activities we get invited to.

I made a few sets of these 
 Burlap Coasters and these
 Fabric Bowls.. perfect for Christmas candies...
For the Guild's Christmas Party (tomorrow evening) we are having a pot holder exchange. 

And here are the ones I made. 
I am also working on more place mats  
 This pattern was soooo eye catching, I just had to make them. You know when you have a pattern that talks to you? Make me!
Last Saturday we had a workshop at the Guild for the Juniors and they made a  
 A Christmas potholder .. a great job done by everyone.

One of the members at the guild is terminally ill and she had fabric to make a quilt but could not do it so the guild members got together Friday evening
and we sewed her quilt.

It was a  fun evening as we offered our sewing talents in prayer for our fellow member.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Simply Christmas

The quilt on my header is the first appliqué quilt I made and the first I hand quilted. I did the primitive hand quilting with the black
Pearl Cotton. This quilt keeps my fourth Grand-daughter
snug as as a bug
Miss Émilie! Age 4

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Snow is on the ground and.....

the decorations seem more appropriate...
Friday was the day I started to decorate with the intentions of only doing a few boxes
but one box led to another and soon I had
  put some out all day. It seems they don't look right if everything is not displayed together...
I had no intentions of putting my tree up yet but
                                          There it stands ... in the family room
I choose red this year because it is bright and I know grand-son Miguel's first Christmas will brighten our Holidays
I managed to take a break in between the rooms and glanced at  my Quilt World magazine only to find a quick and interesting project. 

A Holly Leaf Fabric Bowl... a fun and easy project to make!!!!

Happy decorating!  Now comes the baking...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ahh! The Prairie Points

I only made the Prairie Points once and always loved the looks of any project with them in it.
 The runner is my own design and the fabric is
Northern Cardinal by Holly Taylor.  
Beads dress it up nicely. 

The Guild had its annual Christmas Tea and it was a great success..

We are all ready to welcome the guest to the tea
Grand-mère and her two girls Ariane and Laurène in our special Christmas aprons.

The Hall is all ready
Christmas music is on and the decorations are up...
The food is getting ready.. the kitchen is buzzing..

and now it's time to relax and enjoy
coming to Yarmouth Dec.4th

Monday, November 5, 2012

Bernina Embroidery Club Project for November...

Quilting in the hoop.. Christmas Table topper

 Holly Berries Design  
Christmas Tree napkins
 with the Holly Berries Embroidery Design
Put it all together.. Voilà