I am working on t-shirts for my daughter 's friend's Relay team
A new survivor of Breast Cancer
This one is for you,... Kathleen
embroidered in gold ..
and since I have 11 t-shirts to embroider I decided to
start the free-motion quilting on this piece that has been sitting in my UFO basket.
Victoria Day holiday was a bit gloomy with the poring rain
but it was a perfect day to have all the kids over for lunch and enjoy pictures from the past. When Gerald's mom passed away his sister, Lucille gathered all the pictures from her mom's album and made a beautiful album of memories. This album is being passed on to all the siblings to enjoy and educate their families about their heritage .. all 14 of them (Gerald comes from a family of 15 children)
In the picture Gerald reminisces with our children and grand-children They were in awe at the beautiful memories their dad shared with them.
Some of the memories
From the time Gerald's mom was a little girl
Our children's handsome paternal grand father .. an OR Assistant in the army
The bride and groom
The centre cutie is Gerald
The whole family... when the last child, the 15th was born... 10 Girls and 5 boys
Memories bring out sad stories too... Adrienne was 15 when she was killed along with her best friend (1976) walking home with two other friends. They were hit by a car. Our son was born the following year and has her name .. Adrien
Mrs Tufts was an extraordinary women who dedicated a lot of time and energy to keeping the Acadian culture alive in our community. This is the first book she wrote
"Acadienne de Clare". Features many women and their contributions to our Acadian communities.
Her next book dedicated to all her grand-children is a
coloring book about the Acadian culture. In this photo on the day it was launched are all the grand-kids. Left to right... Adrien sitting,Yvelle and Liette standing and many cousins .
This picture was taken about three hours before he passed away at his daughter's wedding in 1981 at the age of 63 on Gerald's 36th birthday .
Edith continued her work in the schools where she would teach the kids about the Acadian culture and she was rewarded with many honors for doing this work.
First an honorary doctorate at University St Anne .... followed by
the Order of Canada .
December 20/2010 after a wonderful evening to celebrate Christmas our beloved mother, grand-mother and mother-in-law passed away quietly at home.
This is the family today
5 boys and 9 girls
Needless to say the yearly family reunion is a big gathering with 35 grand-kids and 16 great grand-kids.
Each year it it a different family who sponsors it and this year it is our turn... plans are underway for July and events will take place at our house and the kids houses throughout the week-end ♥
Charm packs, Layer Cakes, Fat quarter Bundles, Fat quarters galore, Flabbies, Batting, Thread and Yardage. What fun to have a shop at your finger tips.
The display was fantastic! Karen brought gorgeous eye candy and
we were able to select her patterns to make all of the projects she had on display♥
( Mrs Pugsley) Beth had made all these kits she called Doodle Kits for every member of the guild ... The fabric, the batting and even the thread wound on bobbins.. Oh! yes, we will have pictures for Mrs Pugsley of the these little beauties put together.
How do you say thank you to such wonderful people who drive from one end of the Province to the other to support the Guild.?
The members decided on a print made by a Local artist Denise Comeau of ... "Quilts on a clothesline". Something that is not unusual in our community.
Beth says she will hang hers in Mrs Pugsley's Emporium
and Karen has the perfect place in her home..
What a beautiful day and to top it all we had visits from wonderful friends from near and far...our friends from Par-en- Bas and a blogger friend I had never met in person but am so glad to have been able to hug her ...
She has her cute little trunks all packed for the Trunk show at the Guild on May 11. Check out the eye candy! On ma ma ! I am drooling already. I am sure there will be lots of these,
I will have photos to show you!
On Saturday we had a Sewing Machine Savvy workshop
Diane from Knit and Stitch, representative for the Guild's Janome Sewing Machines is a super teacher.
The members were thought everything about the machines. It isso nice to be informed as to what exactly they can do.
Diane and Wayne make certain we know what every button on the machines are for. So many times I have been frustrated with a machine because I could not use it to its full potential as I did not understand how it worked. After the workshop Saturday we all felt confident we could pass on our knowledge to the new sewers especially the Junior sewers.
At the end of the day
we did a mug mat using all the skills we learnt!
Oh Ma Ma Look who is One already!
We celebrated his first birthday Sunday! And no no; he does not like cake... I was so excited because he could get into his birthday cake but surprise grand-maman ... he did not want to see it after he had a little taste . Oh, well mama and papa are glad because they prefer he not have any sugar except the natural kind.
Lily Aprons done.... My sister is coming home this week-end so I had to get the pansy fabric out and make her gift...
here is the back... I love the big bow
and the front... I am thinking the fabric is perfect for this time of the year . The pansies should be in bloom very soon
My second daughter Liette, collects birdhouses and
so this project found a home very quickly.
The guild has reached the magic count of 100 members. I really hate to put a cap on the registration number but it is a must in order to keep the momentum of what our goals are all about. We will have a waiting list and so as soon as there is a member who wishes to bow out we will fill in the empty space. I can tell you in only two years it has exceeded all expectations.
The Juniors are really enjoying sewing and the challenges of learning, It is a true Intergenerational Program.