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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.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

JOUZAI (Lozenges) PROGRESS


I stuck these finished lozenges (my leader-enders) up on my design wall after taking
down the surprise flimsy (just have to add borders on that one) to see how many more 
I will need to make a lap quilt.  

I have another whole pile cut with one corner on so far.....







Love these Cranes trying to bite
those leaves above....











and love this Autumn stroll













Here is Geisha Lady watching Crane eating Lotus blossom....

I sew just a few at a time....FOR FUN...

Hugs from Foggy New England (yaya!!!! fog gets rid of snow...hopefully!!) Hoping for a sunnier and warmer weekend to come.....

Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse  

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

ANY ONE ELSE HAVING ISSUEW WITH BLOGLOVIN?

TRYING TO READ ALL OF THE BLOGS I FOLLOW-IMPOSSIBLE

ALSO NOT GETTING COMMENTS IN MY EMAIL--OR SOMETIMES WEEKS LATER

OR NOT ABLE TO MAKE COMMENTS ON CERTAIN BLOGS....
Anyone else with issues???

Julierose, La blageuse

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

TUESDAY: TA-DAAAH!!


SEE what I finished making today??? I am SOOOO psyched!

THIS  is my new knitting bag; I sent for this pattern from JENI and I have to tell you
it is so well written, easy to follow (even I can do it!--I who have just been moaning about not being able to follow patterns lol)
You can find this fantastic pattern on her website (linked above).

Here is the lining I chose (fun to use fabric you love)
In addition I learned how to box out corners and make drawstring cords neatly (!!) 
all from this pattern.  I can see that I will be making so many more of these beauties.....

Thank you Jeni for such wonderful writing and illustrations......

AND now I can start my next knitting project 

Isn't this cute?? I may make it a bit longer--we'll see....

AND my bag matches my YARN (oh be still my heart!!)
the yarn  is Cascade's Eco 2 and has such a lovely "hand"...

here is the bottom with the boxed out corners.  

(I know I am gushing--but "ME is SO Proud!!) ;--)))

{Fabrics are Joel Dewberry (birds) and I don't know what the lining is--but I like it...}


So Big Happy Hugs, from
Julierose, La Blageuse 

Monday, March 23, 2015

VISIT TO ANOTHER "CITY"


Block No. 1 of Tula Pink City's 100.............................
I have to say that I am not really a pictorial person after looking at this block for what seems
FOREVER!! I found it difficult to put together .(duh!! being a super "Verbal"  person--not to mention my verbosity*, lol).

If you peek across the very top of the right hand page you can see that I taped little pieces of "MY" fabric choices in order to keep it straight!

At the very beginning we are told that the blocks will finish at 6.5" when put together--WELL,
so much for THAT! Mine are just able to be trimmed to 6".
  Now either my cutting AND/OR
that danged 1/4" thingey are off or....or.....well--who knows--So, 99 others will have to be 6"
I am not repeating this one.  Most likely it's something i did--surely it is....

I am challenging myself to figure the cutting instructions and the "putting together visuals" for the entire book's blocks. What would you do?

Stay tuned to see if I just shelve this into the UFO drawer or "MAKE" myself do it!! LOL

My Monet's City will be making a comeback during the Summer months--as I like to do hand sewing on our deck (now ice covered to the depth of about 6"!!) and sip iced tea and kind of wool gather....
the hexagons allow me to do that.  Whereas, I can see that these blocks take intense concentration.
at least pour moi!! ;--000
(*No "MUTE MONDAY" here....)

hugs julierose, La Blageuse
P.S.  what is it they say?  "Nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there...???"

Saturday, March 21, 2015

YELLOW: GEISHA GALS : RSC15


THESE ARE : part of my "Geisha Gals" fun blocks that i started earlier  this month...








As you can see 
there will be a lot of 
repeats to 
try to pull them 
together--
they all are Asian
fabrics.  





Presiding over them all is my "yellow" Geisha Gal....








and here is her friend ...........










These are about the only yellows I have left in my stash....so, I am using them
up this month on RSC15  
hop on over and see what other mellow yellows are being made.....

Hugs 
Julierose, La Blageuse 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

FIRST THREE ROWS DONE ON SURPRISE


Since I  cannot show you my progress on the surprise quilt, (you know who you are who reads this blog!! lol)
I thought I'd show you just where..........................
I'd love to be right now--lolling in a hammock gently swaying in the breeze, sippin'
pina coladas...listening to the quiet lap of the oceans.......

HELLO--EARTH TO JULIEROSE!!

OH! wake up self!!!! --still here in Snow World...WINDY WORLD, FRIGID WORLD!!

but:  I was able to sew the first 3rd of this baby this morning.....I am anxious to show it
off, but well....hold on,
 NOT  til August YOU SAY?????!!  YIKES ;--000

Just how patient are you????? I may be hand quilting this one after machine
quilting the seams....I certainly will have the time.....

On the "Sock it To Me"  Front: one sock finished and the cuff almost done on the 2nd---
Loving this.....

AND:

I had to go BACK to the dentist re my temp Crown--something was hanging off of it and flopping
around in my mouth--ugh!! Dentists= no fun!! but all set now ....

I figured that I deserve a good,cold beer in a frosted glass this afternoon after that one!!
Sittin' and sippin' ...I am TGIT-in' on this Thursday afternoon...

Julierose, La blageuse



Monday, March 16, 2015

MONDAY-- BLUES SOCK EDITION


Sock No 1 finished!  A few rows a day and it is done!!  The top of the cuff is nice and loose--no elastic to cut into my leg....;--)))

I made the cuff nice and long--8 1/4" so i can roll it over my ankles which always get cold
at night.  That's what's so wonderful about knitting your own socks--you can customize them so that they are just right for your foot.  I was able to slip them right onto my foot as I was knitting along....

this is the simplest pattern and i just love how soft and cushy they are...

and now, on to Sock deux

Hugs, on a sunny Monday from
Julierose, La Blageuse knit-euse