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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.

Sunday, August 30, 2015


I received my little  7" hoop yesterday--as I continue to work on Mom's Poms....

WHAT WAS I THINKING--a gazillion Pomegranates...????

Even more!!!!!!

My big stitching is coming along on Mom's Poms..but I'll say this, batik is hard to needle through.........

Come on over to KATHY'S QUILTS
to see what slow stitchers are up to today...

Julierose, La Blageuse

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


                                                        WILLA'S FAIRY QUILT (front)

                                                            WILLA'S QUILT  (back)

                                                  FIONA'S FOREST FAIRY QUILT (front)

                                            FIONA'S FOREST FAIRY (back)

I can't believe that I finished two big quilts in 2015 so far.....I made both of these in the QAYG
method and they really went fast....

Unfortunately, we couldn't get to Willa's little 2nd birthday party...;--(((

{But the good news is that my DH is feeling a whole lot better....;-))) }

But we will see them,hopefully,soon and gift them then.

It was so beautiful here today, we both sat out on our deck, Tom with his computer and
me with Mom's Poms which I am continuing to hand quilt.
 I must say that the Valdani thread is wonderful--i just love working with it...

.(now I am spoiled!!)

hugs to all Julierose, La blageuse

Sunday, August 23, 2015


While waiting to hear from my Tommy re x-rays' results, I went to my sewing machine for some comfort---VOILA! the 2nd Rail Fence block is born!

I have decided to take a page from RANDY'S BLOG and multi task by using leftovers from the Rails to start a quilt I have always wanted to make:

from Bonnie Hunter's freebies "Scrappy Trips".  

She explains that any scraps will all go together in the end--boy, this is a bright one for me!! It uses leftovers from both the rail fence blocks and also an eye poppin' green and cheddar.....WOWSERS!!!!  ;--)))

Notice--I am NOT apologizing for adding TWO more quilts to my long list of UFO's....

I hear my butterflies flapping their wings in that box every time I open the closet..."Let us OUT!!" 
I will have to decide what to do with them--in September...before they try to migrate to South America!!  lol

Hugs to all of you--enjoy your Sunday--her today,  it is very humid and overcast.
AC is on and am trying not to EAT A LOT--whenever something happens,
I tend to want to eat --a WHOLE LOT--and usually none of it good for me
Ya think???!!! HELL-o chocolate...;--)))

Julierose, La Blageuse (in waiting mode-euse)


My first block quilted....

I had made this little pillow for Mom to keep her company.............now that Miss Libby
has gone home with her peeps it's keeping me company.

I am alone here as my DH was taken to hospital early yesterday morning.  He is doing
better today and I will be going to visit--and hopefully take him home if his xrays are clear....

In the meantime, in between time............   I will be linking to SLOW SUNDAY STITCHING                                                        

                                                               Hugs, Julierose, La blageuse

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


In honor of Miss Libby---( and her fenced in backyard lol)

I just HAD  to try Sujata Shah's Rail Fence from her

"Cultural Fusion Quilts".

And so, another quilt is born....
hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse ( strip-euse)

Monday, August 17, 2015


On this super HOT day,  I took out my SNOW FLOWERS hexagon piece that was begun eons ago.  I was hoping to cool myself off a bit.....and that perhaps it was not as badly "off" as I thought--which is why it got put aside in the first place.........

This is one of the first hexagon quilts I made-

AND -when I put it together I didn't really think it out very well..[.see corners below--that don't match....]


Etc.....so today I began to try to make them match up-And found out THAT:

UNLESS I TAKE THE WHOLE THING APART--which is NOT going to happen.....it will never quite match up. ;-0000

So, I will make it into an asymmetrical piece.....good old rationalization to the rescue yet again.....lol

I plan to applique it onto more white on white (hence SNOW) and hope that it will blend into that background....

I was able to add a few (20) hexies today and it is a bit better.......but it will never be perfectly even...

And so it goes...at least I am making inroads on my UFO's....

hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse (uneven-euse)

Sunday, August 16, 2015


I WILL BE LINKING UP WITH KATHY'S QUILTS as I begin my hand quilting of Mom's Poms..

Yesterday my Valdani 12 thread arrived; I got the "Artists' Palette" mix and have chosen these two --so far-- to use.  I plan to big stitch.

this  for the centers and

I will try this dark purple  for the blocks--I don't know if it's too dark as yet.

Here's my helper keeping me company after chasing the deer from our backyard this morning


Keeping an eye out for any stray deer that may dare to wander into our yard....

hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse