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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.

Monday, July 26, 2021

HEXAGONIA, et al

 
I had prepped a zippy
bag full of these
{click}
a while back
and
so,
while using the heating 
pad on my back,
 I sat and watched the Red Sox
last evening and hand sewed.
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Tomorrow morning I go to
my first PT class....
I don't know how 
sore I will be after that
👹
So i may not be posting
for another while...
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Here is the latest addition to our
family
L U C Y
Out kayaking in her little
vest with my DIL..
💗💗💗
She is 14 weeks old and
such a cutie pie...
I can't wait to meet her
in person...
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Enjoy your day,
Hugs, from my recliner,
Julierose,
La blageuse
(still resting-euse)




Friday, July 23, 2021

BACK [sort of] and BACK ISSUES...

 

Here's where I left off
before my sciatica 
became a real problem 
for any kind of machine work...


I am calling this one 
"Summer Days"

[I've had a lot of time to think up
a name as I am not able to sit
and bend over my machine 
as yet...per my MD's
orders to take meds and 
rest and use heating pad.
Getting a bit restless!!]
💣😵😥
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I was supposed to start PT
yesterday, but on Tuesday 
evening, I started with a 
fever and cold symptoms....
SO

I had to reschedule to this
coming Tuesday....

I am hoping that PT
will alleviate this problem...

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I don't have any other sewing 
to show you,
so I will cut this short...
Wish me luck...👵🙏

Hugs, Julierose,
La blageuse
{frustrated-euse}



Monday, July 12, 2021

BREAK TIME

 
                                                I will be back in a little while....
                                                     👵💜👵
                                    Hugs, Julierose, La blageuse
                                            (resting-euse)

Saturday, July 10, 2021

ZIPPING ALONG ON SATURDAY

 
Trying out some
Zipper blocks...

They are easy 
and fun
to make!!

Here' s another 
 one--on the 
"WILDSIDE"
👀👵😄
↶↶↶↶
I am using scraps and
fabrics where I find myself
saying 
"Why did I buy this?"
😮😮😲😵

Stay tuned for more 
"Zippety-doo-dahs"
:)))😂

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Look what 
Dawn from
"Relaxingrobin" 
blog
sent me..
💙💜
Three zipper pouches
and that really
adorable pumpkin fabric
and some "Worry Worms"
she crocheted for me;)))
And

Here's a closer look at the two really
adorable fun fabric pouches...
with pretty linings, too
:)))


{I will be posting a better
pix of those WW's when
I get them together}

Thanks so much Dawn--
You are a very thoughtful friend...
👭

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After all our rains in the past few
days, my lilies have 
deigned to give me
some blooms...


 and
So pretty ;

and this one below is
ready to burst 
into flowers...
See all the buds??

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We were lucky not to get really heavy winds
from Elsa--jut a lot of rain..
which, as we are in a drought here,
is VERY welcome...

Happy Weekending to you all
Hugs, 
Julierose, La blageuse
[zipping-along-euse]






Monday, July 5, 2021

TWO FINISHES

 
Early Spring
all quilted and bound...

The reverse--
New Spring grasses
with snow clumps 
(click to enlarge)

I have loved that fabric since 
I got it quite a while ago...
AND
Here is another piece I hand sewed
using it

My Cathedral Windows
tabletopper.

Mom and I both worked
on CW quilts  at her stitching
group
the "Sew and Sews"
many years ago now...

Hers used Dad's old ties
after he had passed away
and was her memory quilt
work.  We so often would
remember 
"Oh that's right, you
bought him that wilder one!!"

If you knew my low key, 
quiet spoken Dad--
 who always wore
blue  or white shirts 
and didn't even own
a pair of jeans, --
you would see why we laughed
together at those memories...
and were able to help heal
our  loss and grieving
together...

This is a real memory
tabletopper
that I put out a lot...

We so loved working on these at
the weekly meetings...
I sure still do miss
that group of ladies...

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My 2nd finish for today 
TA_DAHHHHH
↧↧↧↧
"Girl With Braids"
Diamond Painting
is finished...

I began her when we 
shut down for Covid.
It measures 15.5" x 19.5"
and was a true pleasure to work on...

And it gave me many calming moments...
I find diamond painting to be 
so relaxing
and freeing.

I hope you are enjoying this last
day of our Country's Birthday
Party...

Hugs, Julierose
La Blageuse
((remembering-euse))



 











Sunday, July 4, 2021

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY EVERYONE!!

 

Land of the FREE
and home of the 
BRAVE...
Forever.
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A quiet 4th for the two of us...
We ate out on the back deck
when the sun finally overcame
the clouds....
just grinders and chips..
and a toast to our Country...

Tomorrow we will bbq 
hotdogs and have:
 beans, potato salad
and cole slaw...

We are
 hoping to see some 
neighborhood 
fireworks later on...

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Today...
I made my binding for
Early Spring 
string blocks quilt
↧↧↧↧
Planning on sewing it on
tomorrow...

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I hope your weekend is
a wonderful one...

Hugs, Julierose,
La Blageuse
(proud-to-be-an-American-euse)




Wednesday, June 30, 2021

STRINGS AND THINGS

 
My Low volume String
"Early Spring"
piece is all hand quilted...
And
Here is the back
where you can see that I did the 
vertical and horizontal
seam lines on either side
↧↧↧

(Click to enlarge)

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Remember I mentioned a BIG
BAG of various scraps??
Cut offs, small bits, orts, etc...
all mostly darker fabrics
that needed sorting?



 this is how I've spent my
day..
What a mess...
DH started to ask me
"Why did you put that one on that
pile--isn't it...?" 
I ignored it totally--if I began
overthinking I would 
NEVER EVER
get it done...
I sorted by color and then bagged

Here are the first few piles
I started...
What a mammoth job!!
👀👹
Maybe now I will REMEMBER
to put the scraps in each color coded bag
AS I GO!!!😱😳😵
YA THINK???
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So now I can make a start on hand quilting 
the two dolly quilts for Willa and Fiona...
Nice small projects...

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I sent off my donation blocks and
tops yesterday....
AND...
LO AND BEHOLD
👀
Look what I received
in the mail from 
Julie Sefton of 
"Me and My Quilts"
Blog...

All precut and packaged!!
And low volume which 
I really totally need!!


Wasn't this the most generous gift???
With the cutest card....
thank you so much Julie 
💖
Aren't quilters just the nicest
people??

Hugs, Julierose,
La Blageuse
(so thankful-euse)