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Shoreline, CT, United States
I would love for you to join me (a retired senior)in my zany crafting adventures with quilting (waaaaay too much fabric); scrapbooking (will I ever catch up?); redwork; counted cross stitch; crossword puzzles; reading; and cooking.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

PURPLE


Finally caught up with my purple for RSC ; I  really had to search for fabrics with any small amounts of purple in them....it's ok, but not my favorite rainbow block...hoping it will melt into the others when I put them all together....

And look who snuck in--he says there ARE purple stripes in there LOL  AND
 if Mr. Moon (below) can do it, so can I ..............MEOWER!!




My favorite--these lovely purple iris....

Waiting to hear what next month's color will be on RSC....

Hugs
Julierose, La Blageuse 
 (Remember the "Purple People Eaters"?? Or you may be too young!! LOL) 

Monday, May 25, 2015

LE VEST DOES PROGRESS


Here is my progress on Le Vest; as I knit it all in one piece (split for right and left fronts--as you can see)
I now am ready to join the shoulders.  I L O V E the pattern of the double cables--I think it is called "fishbone"....


                         Even Monsieur Crane is doing his "Happy Dance" LOL


                                      Here you can see how the cable goes right and left.....

                                           and here is the border separating the cables....

this is a fun project; I have gotten more yarn to make another one in a darkish sapphire color....

Happy Memorial Day to you all

hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse -- kniteuse

Sunday, May 24, 2015

MY POMEGRANATE JOURNEY BEGINS

                             
                                         My first little appliqued Pomegranate flower


Certainly not perfect, but this was my slow (V E R Y    S L O W   LOL) stitchery 
this Sunday.  Moi--doing applique in layers?? Bien sur....

My good and intuitive friend MaryAnn came over at the last moment and sat and stitched and talked with me; we sipped some white wine and she finished the binding on her daughter's  table topper.  We took a tour of my sewing room and she did me a world of good. I gave her one of my bleeding heart plants and she promises me some astilbes....


Merci beaucoup mon amie....It has been a difficult time this week ....Mom is extremely weak
 and very tired....sleeping more than not.

AND SO IT GOES...

Hugs to all
Julierose, La blageuse (attend-euse)

Friday, May 22, 2015

RSC GREEN ROUNDUP

                                                    THE GREEN ONE......

                                    "...I'm an old cowhand, on the Rio Grand..."
                 ( Spiney Cactus makes an appearance )


                      And then...Watermelon hearts....



And here is the anchor...the end of my block in greens (now why is this one bigger than all the others?? It was part of a mini charm pack) 

Visit superscrappy Saturday morning to see all the lush greens of Spring.

PURPLE IS ON MY TABLE READY TO GO AND THEN, I WILL BE CAUGHT UP FOR NOW.
                                ;--)))
Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse (Spring-euse)


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

PINK, YA THINK?


                               I've finished February's RSC Pink Postage Stamp Block.....


                                             Puppy peeks out among the roses


And Kitties play "King of the Hill!!!"  
(Could this be Dunkin' & Phoebe, Dawn??)


Flamingos "Meet & Greet" Before the Mating Dance

                                             
Tick -Tock, Tick Tock....still playing "Catch Up" Here..

(Next are Greens for this month and Purples for April)

I just love to make these--such fun ;--)))

Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful day and 
geting some time to sew and garden....

Hugs to all

Julierose, La Blageuse...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NOUVEAU LADIES NOW A FLIMSY!


 Les Belles Dames all wanted to go out on this beautiful day...I heard them 
chanting as i walked by my sewing room--

                                                   " dehors, dehors, dehors!!"  LOL 
                                          (outside for you non-French-speaking ladies)

Tomorrow I will bring my Nouveau Ladies over to show Mom; maybe it will perk her up --she
has been a bit under the weather the past few days....;--(((

Now for a backing, label and binding....then les dames will be gaily sipping wine over my wine chest in my dining room....;--)))
                                   
                                         ****************************************
(Wait a moment--what's this I hear--?????
A muffled motet ("La la lalala")being sung---What is this???

Now Les Autres Ladies want their time in the sun....et, c'est la vie, non???...

I guess I will be doing more embellishing this summer.... 

hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse   {Allo Cecile ;--)) }

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Monday, May 18, 2015

MUTE MONDAY(FLOWERS EDITION)

                                                                 
                                                              BLEEDING HEARTS 
                                                 (a gift to me from Jean's garden last Fall)




(AND)



                                                                        FIRST IRIS



                                                      SEA GRASS JUNIPERS
                                                        (DH's new garden)

Hugs, on this coolish Monday
Julierose, La blageuse garden-euse....