NOTE: Whine-y Venting Post ;--(((
Remember I told you I was working on a little Redwork surprise? Well, today I
hit every store I could think of to find a frame--No dice aaargh! Either too big or too small...Nada, Zip, Nil, No way....
.Sooo....I now have to shift gears (I NEVER LIKE THAT) and I guess make it a little wall hanging??? add borders??? Quilt??? or what...
AND only 14 days til Christmas.... (tick tock, tick, tock)....
BUT LOOK HERE:
I must remember to be THANKFUL for my wonderful grandchildren...
And not to sweat the small stuff(??) These were taken on their first day of school this year (see all the backpacks??)
The whole top row are the twins, Gregory and Connor & A little shot of Miss Liberty--aka "Libby"; Cassidy is on the bottom left and bottom top way right; Steven is bottom 2nd over and below (Connor again!) and last, but not least TIGER ...
AND: Here are;
Fiona and my son Jeff getting their Chtistmas tree--how cute is this!! And of course Willa Rose, too, she is asleep in the backpack with Mommy, the photographer....
Time for lunch--another salad for me--22 lbs lost now...my sweet DH has taken to calling me "skinny"--I am not, of course, but it sounds wonderful...
Hugs to all, keep tuned for my answer to this little problem..
Julierose, La Blageuse
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
Here are the first two block backgrounds for my Noveau Ladies. Actually, I am trying to do one a day and have them finished up to begin embroidering in January.
Here is the other one (plus the one on the left above):
This is the 3rd one I did--yesterday and
Here is the first one from Friday.
this is actually harder than I imagined it would be.
Not only am I matching colors to the ladies' dresses, but trying to blend the blocks somewhat
as they will be in one big piece...AND NOT USE TOO MANY OF MY PRINTS (lol) so that I'll have space to stitch..........
the fabric on the right of Red Lady is the one that seems to
blend best with them all and I am going to incorporate it into all the blocks--hopefully that will pull them together!
You don't want to see my cutting table right now ;---0
I also managed to finish up basting my Cabin in the Woods, so I will be hand quilting it--I really
wanted to finish it up and hang it for Christmas, but....well,,,,we'll see how that goes.
Hugs to you all this freezing-rainy-sleety-snowey-Winter Monday...
Julierose, La blageuse
Thursday, December 5, 2013
AND............What could be wrapped in spun gold, lying against my beaded shawl????
My Sweet Spirit Art Doll. Chris Flynn of "My Irish Gypsy" Etsy shop sent her to me ....
Her work is amazing. Delicate, intricate and full of beauty................
Each year I choose one Art Doll to add to my new collection and
this was the one I chose....she is hand crafted from only earth friendly materials..
visit Chris' shop to see her beautiful creations....Sweet Spirit is meant to hang on the wall.
And so, I have placed her at the entry to my sewing room where I can see her whenever I work.
She is spreading her sweet blessings over our household:
Thank you so much Chris, for your lovely and generous package....it made my day...
Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
Here is a test run of my adventure in Crazy Quilting.....I signed on for the CQJP2014 project which runs for the whole year--one block per month.....(this one will not be included--it's just a trial for myself--when I saw the work online during the year on their site, I sort of went CRAZEE --had these dreams of fanciful blocks full of laces, ribbons and stitches, shell buttons, ephemera-- you name it!....and so...I began to try out new stitches...............
For this underwater scene I drew-stitched (as I went along) some ocean floor flora. This was such fun choosing threads and making it up on the fly!! I think this will be a little pillow...
I am planning out my theme for January-December 2014; tomorrow I go to JoAnnes to buy muslin backing to stitch on.
Hugs to all from this frigid Friday--
P.S. Everyone @ my son's has awakened with the flu this morning--sick all night long....so we are going to my daughter's instead of to MA this morning....
you just never know......Julierose, La Blageuse
Thursday, November 28, 2013
My "Christmas Cactus" decided to put on a bloom fest for us this Thanksgiving!
I have 4 plants --2 of each color--that I collected the past few years..............
I think I like that red, green and the glorious pink (with perhaps a bit of cream)
for quilt colors---what do you think?
Off to make my apple pies for tomorrow....peel, peel, chop, chop, measure, measure, trim crust, trim crust, oops--don't forget the butter-butter! (LOL)
Can you guess I'm making TWO????
Since I am not hosting thanksgiving this year and I visited Mom yesterday I had
time this morning to step into my sewing place: I (foolishly) decided to sweep up the floor --(I do that once a year whether it needs it or not --ROTFLOL)
one thing led to another--and I ended up in there for TWO hours--re-arranging my old projects and putting them up on my now-renamed:
"WALL OF SHAME" !!!
Absolutely nothing new will I do until I finish these few (or give them away to someone....) There are things there from the 1970's---I mean really!!
AND of course, then I had to put labels on new containers and start to try to organize both fabrics and scraps...ongoing, ongoing (what is with with 2 today??)
SO....while I was in there, I started sneezing (maybe dust--ya think?) or from handling all those strips and scraps and strings of fabric--???
I think I'll have to W A S H IT A L L !!!! OOOH NOOOOO!!!!
I complained to DH and he said (being the typical functionally minded person he is)
Why don't you wash all the reds, then blues etc and THEN you can also rearrange
them after....(S I G H !!) It is a good method--but a daunting prospect
To be continued---ad nausem.......
I will end here, this was supposed to be a short two picture posting today...
And so it goes...plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose....and all that jazz
Hugs, Julierose La blageuse