Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Making Halloween treats

I had lots of help in the kitchen on this Halloween night decorating marshmallows 

 Émilie. Ariane. Laurène and "Moi'
Roll the marshmallows in chocolate and then decorate.  
Yummmy! The little cooks liked them and so did the Trick or Treaters ... 

Happy Halloween...

Miguel is ready for his  first Halloween....

Grand-mère's pumpkin...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Let's do it Canadian Bloggers!

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop is turning the spotlight on the Canadian bloggers. If you are a blogger who posts about quilting and /or crafting....  

click on the button on my side bar and you will get all the info from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop to join us and get to meet new quilters/crafters in Canada as well as enjoy the many projects they create. What fun!! Looking forward to connecting with you in the Blogathon....

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Work in Progress

It was an apron day at the Guild.
Although we did not get to finish them, they all looked gorgeous...  

 Suzette's and daughter Danielle's
And another one of Suzette's
And this one:
I made for my grand-daughter Laurène

Everyone will be looking great at our tea and over the Christmas Holidays in their Christmas aprons.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Workshop project all done

 Oh! it is exciting but somber because Karen's Workshop is a long time away... October 2013

In any case I am glad to have finished my runner.
The vibrant  color is definitely different then what I usually go for but I  just felt these Batiks were appropriate for the project.
 Here you see how I learnt to do a perfect "V" binding.
The paper piecing spokes 
 And of course the free motion I learnt from Karen's workshop last year, all brought it together.
 Drum roll..... my "Roundabout Table runner".
Thank you Karen what a fun project.

Now I am off to prepare my fabric for the Guild's workshop tomorrow. We are all making a Christmas Aporn to wear at our Christmas Tea which will be held on November 18th. 
Elaine and I had our apron last year at the Christmas Tea . ( The pattern is a Pattern Basket )Since I have one, tomorrow I will be making one for my grand-daughter Laurène who is now a member of the guild.
I will have pictures....   

Monday, October 15, 2012

Roundabout workshop ... Wow!

Another NS Fibre Arts Festival in Amherst and another

 Karen Neary workshop... wow! and more wow!
What a fun week-end we had!!
 with sis Simone....

and friend Elaine...
Alisa, Simone, Moi, Karen Louisette, Mary, Elaine and Gaile;
all members of the Guilde who attended Karen's workshop. 
ahhhh!!!! Karen caught me with the seam ripper...but in the end the piece came out beautifully..  

We met so many wonderful people... Colleen from Onterio..." it was so nice to sew with you and meet you in person. " 
And Linda from Scrapmaster...." sooo glad to have met you."

So now we plan for the next... NS Fibre art Festival and another great  Karen Neary project!!! Thanks Karen... I am off to my sewing studio to finish my project!    :) 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

So many things to be thankful for....

 Daughter Yvelle, Laurène, Ariane and (SIL) Timmy

Daughter Liette, Amy , Émilie and (SIL) David
 Son Adrien (DIL) Monique and Miguel
 And " Hon" Gerald
****Joy comes when we are grateful for the things we have and not what we want****

After Thanksgiving, we get ready for Halloween. This was the project we did in the

Bernina Embroidery club Saturday in New Minas at
Knit and Stitch.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Ready to go...

My preparation for the Roundabout Workshop at The Nova Scotia Arts Festival   by Karen Neary is done and my suitcase is almost packed. 
Road Trip and a fun week-end in Amherst. Looking forward to the workshop and the Fibre Arts Festival. Besides my sister Simone and friend Elaine, there will be a few other Guild members attending Karen's workshop this year. I am sooo looking forward to them meeting Karen .

I have been sewing regularly but mostly finishing projects. I am quilting Liette's placemats. Eeek... 12 same projects to do. That is why I am not fond of making placemats.

I made this table topper from a Fons and Porter magazine, Quilting Celebrations Winter 2012

Brilliant Baubles 
    Today one of the Guild's members, Louisette and I went in the school in Saulnierville to introduce the program for the kids sewing.  We will be going to teach them how to quilt at all levels. They were all excited to hear about our plan to teach them to make quilting projects. This will be part of their art class.  

Keeping the art of quilting alive.......