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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, October 6, 2015


I SENT FOR SOME SEEDS  LIKE THESE FOR THE SPRING; this picture inspired me....

SO IN MY MIND'S EYE, I spent this early morning at my ironing and cutting stations (standing, as my back is still not cooperating for sitting and sewing  ---uf-dah!!)
 free cutting some circles and  petals for a little sunflower wall hanging 
I am planning.

 raw edge-- in the manner that I did my Wonder Women Woven Wall quilt ...
BUT!!! I had to finally come and sit down; 
I am thinking that because I was hobbling around on my sore foot, I threw my back out of alignment....boyoboyo!!  Gettin' older, or advancing as, Mom used to say, is certainly not for sissies!! ;--ooo

So, mesdames, my machine work has come to a screeching halt--gosh I hate that--it 
ALWAYS  looks and feels different when you do that, too--at least for me! 

 I get "on a roll" and if interrupted, it is never quite the same when I return. 
 Well, perhaps this will turn out to be a good thing. 
 Glass half full and all that stuff!! 

Thom goes in for his MRE test in about 1  & 1/2 hours---so, I will be sitting and hand sewing while waiting around...he has to be there 1 &  1/2 hours BEFORE the actual test....hoping he will be able to keep that awful drink down....we are pointedly NOT TALKING about it.  Both on our laptops....

hugs to all and thanks to all of you who wished us well....we appreciate all your good wishes and prayers winging our way.
hugs, Julierose La Blageuse (nerveuse)

Saturday, October 3, 2015


                                                 DARK CHOCOLATE--YUMMY

                                  Go to superscrappy to see all the other choc-o-holics!!  ;--)))

hugs from rainy SE CT  YAY!!
Julierose, La Blageuse

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Here's the first total web--it takes four blocks (16 pieces  in all ) for this pattern to emerge...
I see that I have to add more oranges to my stash--;--))) aw,  too bad--will have to do some more stash enhancement....

I am debating whether to quilt the stars or the webs in "Quilt As You Go" method. 

I will sew these four together and back with needlepunch batting and machine quilt this one section by section...Right now the blocks are around 12.5" - 13"...the batting is cut to 13.5"....
I thought I would use some orange thread..and .am leaning toward quilting the stars as they will recede once quilted and the webs will come forward--

What are your thoughts?   

Here is my set up for making the blocks to the right of Helga....wedges for webs and extra pieces for the ends.....I will need to cut up a lot more--but for now, this will keep me going
for a while....

Today, We had: 
much needed rain--1.4" so far...our house is situated  pretty high up, so no flooding for us...and we had our gutters re-done last week so they are able to handle the heavy rains --at least so far!!

For those of you who are interested:

My DH went to his MD appointment this afternoon--he is up for an MRE this month of October  to discover what is actually going on.....fingers crossed.......

Hugs to you all, Julierose, La Blageuse (SpiderLady-euse) 

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Joining in with SLOW SUNDAY STITCHING this
morning....still working on "Mom's Poms".....

Early morn.....

Mother Nature's colorwork....

Zinnia's magical hues.....

Happy Sunday

Julierose, La Blageuse 

Friday, September 25, 2015


The first block of Steven's "going away to college" quilt; orange is his favorite color and he is into Math and Music...I love this pattern for spider web.  I am using Jenny's tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co. --my only change is to fold back the wacky web papers so I only have to tear off the centers.....

It's not too baby-ish, ....right????  Let me know your thoughts.....thanks....

Here's a shot of those white with light black prints forming the stars...

there are 4 sections to each block and there will be 5 across, 7 down =ing
35 blocks with 4 sections to each block SOOOO...140 parts to make--

NOW you see why I began early??? He graduates in June 2017....

this gives me enough lead time to gather oranges, and sew s l o w l y.....

I will be joining in with superscrappy tomorrow for the RSC Orange in September

hugs, from an "on and off" quilter, lately"  Julierose, La Blageuse  (on a sorta break)

Sunday, September 20, 2015


I LOVE this from Audrey at "Quilty Folk"


these cuties from "Objects of Design"

so neat!! from Mary Lou "Out of the Box"

and this is coming soon--would love to make a Halloween piece, too

Am dragging my feet on all of my projects....need some time off to re-consider what I am making and what I like....and so it goes......

hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse (undecided - euse)

Monday, September 14, 2015


                                                      Beautiful Flowers from Lindsay's Garden

                                                          Our table Waiting for Guests

                 Fiona and Cassidy picking out the "sparkley" Fairies in the "Forest Fairies" quilt.

                              Daddy and Willa--putting together the Pirate Ship

We had a lovely 50th celebration with family and friends.
I did NO cooking,
 NO preparation ("Go and sit Mom--you are not allowed to do ANYTHING!!!")
 NO cleaning up after, either....

I am so grateful to have such a wonderful family and friends to have shared this day with.....

Hugs to all Julierose

P.S. FYI:   today I cut out the orange squares for Steven's "Plus" quilt---I will post them for Saturday's RSC  I am hoping to get all the squares ( 5") cut with my GO!BABY die--grays, blues, Black & Whites by week's end.  ..