Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Friday, May 23, 2014

A new recipe

A new healthy recipe ;
Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter, No-Bake Candy Bars 
Yes! they are healthy.

1 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup honey 
½ cup coconut oil (no substitute)
2 cups oatmeal oats (not instant) 
1¼ cup mini chocolate chips 
3/4 cup dried cranberries 
In a medium sized saucepan melt together peanut butter, honey 
and coconut oil.
Remove from heat and add oats, chocolate chips and dried cranberries. Stir until combined and chocolate chips are melted.
Spread into 9 x 13 pan. 
Refrigerate until hardened about 1 hour. 
Store in refrigerator. Yummy !

These are so delicious and I believe part of its good taste comes from the beautiful and yummy honey I used  ......
The Neary Apiary as in Karen Neary's bees.  

Simple to make with minimal ingredients that are healthy 
 Did I mention they are delicious. I think this will be the key snack food in my refrigerator this summer.

Speaking of summer some signs are evident in the back yard that it is coming   
The pool was filled and hubby is busy cleaning, purifying  and heating the water.  
The Adirondack chairs are out, the lawn grows like crazy with all the rain we have had, the black flies are out with a vengeance, and the smell of Bar-B-Q is the aroma all over the neighborhood. 

 and to add to a happy day.....  I've got mail
 from Kimberly Jolly... Yes! that's right  Fat Quarter Shop 
My next project... 
 Bertie's Year. 12 months of cute wool appliqués and 
Kimberly has all the fabric to make the blocks .
 Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter 

                                      Bertie's Year Woolies Flannel Fat Quarter Bundle by  Maywood Studios

Then there is the 
Woolies Flannel Dark Brown Houndstooth Yardage 
for all the blocks' background. Now I am ready to cut and get these blocks ready . It will be the perfect project for the summer spent on my patio, or while travelling and vacationing.  

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A get together

Every year the Patchworks Pals from St Anne de Ruisseau and our guild get together for fun sewing days. In May they joined us and we all made 
an apron. 
Some came to hand quilt on our charity quilts .
The hall was buzzing with quilters ' high energies 

The day was filled with laughs, sharing and good food. Nothing is more fun than getting together with other quilters. And the aprons were all so gorgeous! 

I am still on a roll with my place mats. I made a set for a friend and 
 added a table topper   
 The fruit of the spirit is "Joy" And "Self-control "
    "Joy" and " Patience" 
"Peace" and "Gentleness" 
"Goodness and "Love" 
                                     And put all together... you have a set 

Prince Charles and Camilla were in the Maritimes and I noticed she had Nova Scotia tartan on her outfit. 
so I decided to make a table topper with the plaid for the guild's emporium and maybe a visitor this summer to our province.
This one I made because the colors were so bright and cheery, with the "dot"  fabric from Mrs Pugley's Emporium 

     Christmas décor was not forgotten so I made a few 
with a Christmas theme 
and some  Red Cardinals 

I did move away from the Spiral Placemats and started working on 
my Family tree quilt 
 This is the first block

 Then off to my "Words To Live By Quilt "
 Here is BOM  Block #3 Kindness .

 The new mystery challenge for the guild  is to make a quilt with a white or off white background and one other color, therefore the quilt is only two colors. At first I thought ohhh, I think I will skip this challenge as I am not fond of making two color quilts but then Paula, the member of the guild who puts out our Mystery quilt challenges, indicated we  could use different shades of the color. Now I am on the prowl for a pattern and set my project in motion for next year.