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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.

Monday, September 1, 2014


My very first applique piece [warts and all]!  I am calling it "Home is Where the Heart Is".
this is from a Jan Patek kit; and I am in L O V E with her fabrics.  (I want them ALL!!)

 ;--ooo more $$$

I had to end up machine quilting (or attempting to..lol) as my hand is on hold for now...
The music stand is where my DH stands to practice-- underneath a picture (from a jigsaw, if you can blieve that!) that my Father made and glued and framed.  It stands just opposite my Baldwin grand so I can see it when I practice.  We have a VERY musical household and family...DH plays Alto and Tenor Sax, Clarinet and Flute..my son, Jeff, played Trombone in H.S and now plays Guitar --especially for his two girls Willa and Fiona; my daughter, Candice, played Flute in H.S. and now plays.....computer mostly (lol)--just kidding hon.

As you can see I completely machine sewed my binding on--this darn ol' arthritissey thumb joint !  But
but, but---I was really pleasantly surprised at how much I like this simple zig-zag on the borders...very simple and I feel it goes with that Folksey look...

This is my Labor Day presentation.  My thumb is better and I am wearing my brace (good girl, Julierose, sit, stay--do not pick up any handwork--grrrrrr!!).
I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and


Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse (Julierose is SOOOO proud!! ;--)))

Sunday, August 31, 2014



My daughter, Candice  --our family's computer expert--(thanks honey) sent me this link DMARC which sort of explains what is happening when we try to answer email commenting and getting refused delivery.

 I guess YAHOO and AOL have had major issues with spam (they call it computerbot) and have put this security in place--I don't know if any of you can authorize our re;lies...but I thought I'd post this follow-up for you. ( Sorry for typos--posting with only RH--LH in a thumb/wrist brace.  )

Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse-

Friday, August 29, 2014


I am being bound--FINALLY! Hopefully, I will become finished this weekend. 
 I have been bundled onto a hanger in a dark spare room closet  (not at all comfortable, let me say!) for Waaay too long.  I have lost my voice calling out to "You Know Who"  to come and finish me, so I can stretch out on her bed this Winter.  
The light was so bright today when she finally took me out that it took me a while to behave normally so that she (who wields Helga) could put on my binding.  AND  she almost ran out of binding and --shhh-don't tell anyone, but she had to ADD two pieces in the middle!! Hah--that serves her right for not measuring me--I mean really!!) 
She doesn't even know enough to put in a new bobbin--well, beggars can't be choosers I guess and now I am all ironed, pinned and ready and ..................
waiting--AGAIN--something about sore shoulders...hmmpfh!!  

Hopefully yours in waiting : WONDER WOMAN WALL QUILT...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SEA GLASS FINISHED--Just my cup o'tea

Well, here it is ladies! Sea glass--tied, bound and labeled--

a few of my favorite strings and scrappy parts....
Undersea Flowers

Beach birdies

Lighthouse and snow fences...and undersea anemones (lol)

A weathered beach house....
the backing is a KF vases print that I just love and couldn't cut into....

Isn't this just scrumptious???  
And here is the "Just My Cup O' Tea" label
the binding which only shows on the Sea glass side is made up of long strings of very old fabrics:

I like a wide binding..I know it's not in vogue--but I think it adds to this scene...
and the "stars are in their heavens and all is well with my world today"

Hugs to you all, Julierose La Blageuse  

P.S.  now for the "Wonder Women Woven Wall" --but after I rest my shoulders....

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Six of the 12 Ladies done; I will most likely be adding more embellishments to each one, but I usually find myself reaching a point where nothing looks good and so, stop there.

Here is the latest one finished +/- lol

She is Star Lady....

I have, it seems, hurt my right foot--I did turn my ankle two days ago and now my instep kills!!
So, no foot pedaling on my machine or my piano, for that matter.  And yesterday I walked, but had to quilt early as it began to ache.

On the weight loss front:
I've been going off Atkins a bit at a time and re-gaining weight every day that I eat "normally"!!  Now, what does that say about 1) Atkins and 2) my eating habits of a lifetime???? Aaargh.
All I know is that I am heartily SICK OF SALAD!!! I have been on it since last September.....
I had taken 30 lbs off and now it's more like 25-27...a quandry for sure.  I guess that you cannot go on for 2-3 days and then off for a day without gaining back some poundage ( oof-dah!!)

I took out all my unfinished projects and spread them out--I am not really interested in any of them--What in the World is going on???  It's "Blah City" around here ...

ON THE EMAIL FRONT--I am unable to reply to many of your emails--that DMARC which is not on my system refuses to allow my replies EVEN if I did not initiate the emailing back and forth.  So, I will have to limit myself to answering you in your comments section for the world to see....not always the best thing.  Can you tell I am UPSET?????

I did finish up washing, ironing and re-folding all my batiks this week--so at least, I accomplished that!
I guess I may have a case of the blahs...do you get those often??  Maybe I could give them away to someone who would like to finish them up....

Hugs, have a great weekend--I'll be hand stitching on Star Lady  Julierose, La blageuse