Thursday, March 6, 2014
AND DO THIS:
With paint dauber, scissors stamps & ink, tearing papers and gluing paper flowers....a cloudy day
what can we do with the kids...they are so bored...let's take them out for a walk in the woods and let them run it off....McCook Point, Niantic. and that old tree is now gone....ah youth!!
THEN: take another picture and
and here, in the Autumn of the year she starts her journey to her new life.....
Sizzix cut out branches, leaf clear stickers, stamping, etc.....
I had such fun remembering these times while putting my pages together. I think that is what I most enjoy about scrapbooking...it calls to my mind all our happiest moments....this will go into my Project Life Memories album for March....every month I try to add old pictures along with the latest doings.
I hope you are all de-icing, de-frosting and de-snowing....
Hugs to all
Julierose, La blageuse Scrapeuse
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Here's what ' as I've been up to on these bitterly cold, windy, snow-filled days...
I am calling this my "Star Flower" project. I am so into "naming things!! (hah)
I ran out of the Noro yarn for the afghan I had begun (see last posting)--so I took this Red Heart "Monet" yarn which I've had for eons (!) and began to make a granny afghan--
I have always loved this simple yet SO effective pattern. A youtube video from "The Crochet Crowd"
made my learning curve a lot easier than any written directions....yay!!
Here are the other two colorways I chose besides that cream above :
It is a "bubblegum-pink-like" color--the same as what I used to put the final paths on my hexagon
quilt which hangs in my living room. I hope to add this to my decor --if that is what I can call my eclectic mix in there!!.
I visited my Local Yarn Shop (LYS) last Thursday morning in hopes of joining a knit/crochet group that meets there to stitch and chat--but no one showed up--geeze lou-eeze--maybe because it was
FREEZING in there--my hands finally sent me flying home to my warm sofa. Perhaps when temps moderate, it'll be warm enough so that my finicky-arthritis hands don't seize up!
that's all the news from here this week...hugs to you all...
Julierose, La Blageuse - Crocheteuse
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Since I can no longer knit (my left thumb with arthritis won't allow it)--last evening I
watched videos from "Annie's Attic" and learned how to crochet. (I think anyway!)
I have decided to make an afghan-- all in double crochet stitch (dc) to practice gauge and tension. I have a couple skeins of hand painted blue yarn (worsted weight or so--can't recall really!!) and a few balls of that luscious Noro variegated yarn leftover from my knitting days.
And so..... I cast on 250 (!!) stitches while watching Poirot on Netflix as my DH was out playing his gig.
Here are a few shots of the colorways in my first ball of the Noro--taupes, ranging to dark
peach and lighter tones.....
I definitely like the feel of crochet...and am hoping that my wrist will cooperate.
this amaryllis that I received for Christmas has finally decided to bloom giving the impression that perhaps, SPRING is a possibility in the not too distant future!!
But, sad to say, I think Mother Nature still has some cold, snowy days ahead for us here in coastal CT....
Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday
Hugs , Julierose, La Blageuse Crocheteuse
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Took out my Travel Journal that I made in Mary Ann Moss' online class a few years ago.
For our birthdays DH and I will be taking a week trip--could it be that all this SNOW and ICE has prompted us to "get outta town"....???
Here are some shots of the inner pages made from papers and fabric:
this was page one of our Caribbean Cruise......what a dream vacation that was...our mantra was:
"The boat, the boat, the boat"--with my anti-sea sickness patch I fared well even tho' the trip was a little rough seawise....
blank pages waiting to be filled....
I used magazine papers and old music prints, too.............
and here is the last page with a handprint of my darling Fiona.....
the button is one of my Grand'mere's and the lace (you can just see it along the flap) is a piece of crochet she did....
We are so READY for a May getaway.....more on that later.
I'll end with my latest page of our dear friends and their baby doggies....(oh, and on the left my daughter --in blue--and her friend on a "girls' night out!)...
Huggies to you all, still scrappin'
Julierose, La blageuse Scrapeuse
Friday, February 14, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
Our Fiona hiking in the woods -- one of her favorite pastimes.
This is my latest full page layout--I thought this picture of Fiona deserved a whole page of its own... & my being a "newbie" at this-- the spread took about 2 days and maybe 3 1/2 hours to achieve--I am happy with it!! Stamping, writing and punching out papers and shapes...fun, fun, fun!!
DH and I got her a little book that names them all for her to take along on her rambles....
She is our cutie-pie!! Gotta love the hat!! :--)))
Here she is at our house this past weekend--a busy little whirlwind at two years old!! Finally--"piggy tails"!!!
Little Willa looking on.............and taking it all in-little "red cheeks"!!
We had a wonderful weekend with our two girls and family...
Hugs to all
Julierose, La blageuse--still scrappin' with my papers...
Sunday, January 19, 2014
I have put all my UQP's aside for now; and re-tooled my room to include a
"Scrap Station"....Thom bought me a real typewriter for Christmas so that
I can type directly onto my card inserts (being the computer challenged
person I am!!).
I have done quite a few spreads (2 sheets L and R); this one is a memory
of little Fiona--of course, Grand'mere knows she's a "big girl" now--no more "goo-goo ga-ga"!! LOL
This page includes twins Greg & Connor--"then and now" with we two Grandparents holding the twins...and Steven pulling his hair to dispel the "crying"...
I love juxtaposing these times. Here you can see the 4x6 vertical pocket arrangements--the other page has 4 (4x6) horizontals and 4 (3x4) slots....
I am so loving this--I hope to get all my pix Out of The Shoebox!!!! and into some meaningful layouts.
I am also spraying and creating my own little tags and cards and embellishments...
And finally--here is a picture of our deck this morning--OH NO........
To all my quilting buds--I am just taking a little break--feeling overwhelmed at the moment and my arthritis (shoulder, arm etc ad nauseum!! ugh) is playing up, too.
I am still following and leaving occasional comments...hugs to all
Julierose, La Blageuse