Saturday, 26 July 2014

Madame Muriel's Latest Adventures

Madame Muriel and I need to have a chat. She reprimanded me after my last post. She and her previous hostess Erin spent time picking out the perfect gift for me and I forgot to post it.

This is the lovely bag that they chose. Erin knows that I am a lighthouse collector.

To make up for my earlier neglect, I have kept Madame Muriel very busy the last few days.

My BFF Beatrice came for a quilt afternoon. We included Muriel in our afternoon.

She seems to like our finished block. My block will be one of many that will be put together to make a raffle quilt. My quilt group raffles a quilt at our annual quilt show and the funds are donated to local charities. Last year, we raised $1100 that went to Amberley's Place (battered people shelter) and Crossroads Mission.

The next day, I took Muriel to my stitching group. We get together every Thursday either at one of our houses or Knowledge and Needles.

Here is Muriel with the group.

Muriel stitching with us and beside her is an ort holder.

Muriel informs me that she had quite the educational afternoon. She learned about orts, Gingher scissors and their compatriots, Halloween and Christmas Ornament magazines that all seem to be hunting for and quilt blocks for a special series of quilts.

Myself and several other Canadian stitchers are stitching blocks for quilts that will be made and donated to the families of the 3 RCMP officers that were killed a short time ago. If you are interested in contributing you can contact Ann at Knowledge and Needles. This is my contribution from a DMC freebie chart.

She oohed and ahhed over my finished Joan Elliot Swirling Peacock stitched on 32 count Lugana called Silvermist from Stephanie at Steph's Fabbys.

And this lovely ? I was talking about the fabric for my finished Bent Creek Stitching Row.

The fabric is called Chocolate Vanilla Swirl and Madame Muriel thought it was ice cream ROFL!

Then she and I went off to Knowledge and Needles. I had to pick up a chart that I had won. She had a browse around the shop and met our lovely owner Ann.

She had her picture taken on top of the sign. Now don't you think I didn't hear about that one. "What do you think you are doing perching me way up here!"

This morning Madame Muriel and I are all packed up for our trip to the cottage. There is no phone or internet there so posting will not happen again until our return on August 10th.

In the meantime, please take care. Offer up a little prayer for me that I can keep Madame Muriel happy on our next adventure.


Beatrice said...

Looks like she is having fun....keep her away from the bears at the cottage! But if you do see one get a picture!

Vickie said...

HA! Such fun. :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Madame Muriel seems to be having a lovely sociable time with you.

Enjoy your break with her.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Madame Muriel is one busy lady! Look at all the adventures she has been in the middle of! Hope you are safe and having a great good time in your cottage!

Brigitte said...

So nice to follow Miss Muriel on her adventures at quilting and stitching get-togethers and in a stitching store.