Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Around The World Blog Tour

I was asked by Darlene from

  to participate in the Around The World Blog Hop. I am from a

 little french Acadian village in Saulnierville Nova Scotia Canada

 and I was very happy to accept the invitation because it was a 

good way to get me back to blogging. 

Whew! I am a real delinquent 

when it comes to keeping my blog active. 

Lots have happened. I have had surgery on my knee and it 

was very successful but I was told I need a knee

 replacement after all. There is a waiting list for  that surgery

 here in Nova Scotia and the waiting period is about two 

years ): 

   A more peasant subject, sewing,  which is what I will be 

doing as I  retire officially Dec 31.  I 

have been off on sick leave for my surgery and so I will

 only return to clean out  my office. 

1. What am I currently working on ? 

My BOM; Words To Live By ..  
I just finished the 14th block  
the end is near, I will be putting the blocks and the borders on in the new year. 

This is another project I am working on 
Family Tree 
This one is my last quilt block. I have 4 corner blocks to do and the border. This is machine appliqué and I am going to machine quilt it myself!

In-between these projects I am doing the hexies. 
My basket is ready for anywhere I go. When I came from the hospital I could not use my right leg freely making it impossible to machine sew.    
These were perfect while propped up on a pillow 
and I got all these  done ready for 
This quilt by Edyta Sitar, Laundry Basket 

And Christmas is soon here. I am afraid I did not get to make all the gifts I wanted to, again because of the surgery scheduled unexpectedly.

Here is a decorative cushion I am working on   
hoping to get it done and wrapped for next week. 
This one is already and will be wrapped tomorrow. 

Since I could not use the foot pedal 
I made some book marks on the embroidery machine to put in my Christmas cards. 

2. How does my work differ from others?

I don't think my work differs from my fellow quilters except for the

 fact that  I am very fond of BOM's. Even when I buy kits I 

schedule to do them one block a month.

 3. Why do I create?

I was telling hubby just this week while 

sharing Christmas memories that I was never fond of playing with

 dolls. For Christmas I always wanted something I could create

 something with. Kits were my favorite gifts.

Jewelry, paper dolls, puzzles, science kits, knitting 

 and oh yes sewing kits. 

 4. How do I create?

I usually am inspired by the fabric first. For some reason the

 fabric will tell me in what project it should be used in and therefore

 what I should make. I have favorite designers I like to 

follow. I have only designed my own pattern a few times and

 when I did it was sew as you go. 

This is the quilt I just finished that I designed with inspirations from 

the Baltimore Beauties. I call it the Blue Rose. This came about

 when we were struck severely by hurricane "Arthur" in June and

 the power was off for three days. What do you do when you

 cannot use your sewing machine? You hand sew! I started 

by appliqueing pieces together for the center and it ended up a


 So that is it from me...        
Thank you Darlene for inviting me to participate in this. 
I want to wish you all, a very Merry Christmas,
 a Happy New Year 

to you and your families. To my followers I will try to put in a stronger effort to blog more often in the  new year!