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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.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

AND ONE LAST THING....

                                           

Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse (Grand-mere-euse);)))))

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL

                              HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY READERS
                                                             &  FOLLOWERS...

           I hope that you all have a warm and wonderful holiday with family and friends...;))))

I am so thankful that you all comment and follow my quilty and scrappy doings..
I appreciate all your wonderfully positive comments and encouragement...

hugs
Julierose, La Blageuse ( they're all coming to my house-euse   ;oooo.)

Monday, November 13, 2017

BLUE MOON REVISITED

I was able to do a bit of machine sewing today--just 1/2 hour...

I took out this old series from a long time ago and made two more blocks...

Little Fairy Princess and.........................................

                                           BLUE MOON herself....

I think that my mood has been very blue and down as I am not able to do any handwork...just a bit cranky, ya think???
BUT..................these blocks 
really spoke to how I've been feeling......they are on the darker side...
but as I sewed  them together, i felt that they made me feel better....

Do you quilt your emotions?  I guess I do...
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On a brighter note my Cactus has gone overboard
 blooming amazingly....

How gorgeous is that color...I love my Christmas cacti even though they bloom 
early....

Beautiful striations of pinks to cream....with my little gnome peeking out 
 in the background...
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I am going to wait until after Turkey Day to try a bit of hand work....want to really be rested....

Hugs, 
Julierose, La blageuse, cranky-euse! ;(((

Thursday, November 9, 2017

PAPER FUN

Here is my Traveler's Scrapbook (Notebook it's usually called, but I am using it to scrap in).

Fabric and paper sewing, and gluing, and photos----
 and just a mish-mash of fun...
.sewing paper and fabric ruffles on my machine just add to the book's funk-i-ness...   :D

                                                    Here is my Halloween spread begun

And
A few pictures from Fiona's birthday partay food deliciousness....
with bits and bobs cut from a lot of old book pages thrown into the mix...
eclectic scrapping for sure...

                             [Here,I left room to journal about the party on the right hand page...]

                                      (The veggie tray was my contribution to the fun)

       
                    My DIL Lindsay's lovely zinnias...alongside my torn and ink dyed book page....

This page has mushrooms cut from an old mushroom ID book I found at the second hand
bookshop...
aren't they lovely watercolor illustrations? 


Here is Lindsay's handmade Unicorn tower centerpiece--Fiona's party theme was Unicorns...
talk about yummy--ness....

                            AND
                                                 MY SENTIMENTS EXACTLY!!;}}}

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Since my hand sewing and knitting will be on hold until my hands recover, I am working
on my little Scrapbook...I really like the small pages--they are like putting a puzzle 
together....what fun....it is difficult for me to not be working on some sort of project....
and so, I dug out my scrapbooking supplies and photos and went to work...

Hugs,
Julierose, La Blageuse (Scrappy-euse)

Sunday, November 5, 2017

VERY SLOW SUNDAY


My defense against the L O N G E S T feeling day of the year....don't know whether I'm hungry or tired or what....I hate this time change.  At least i get to sleep in longer, i guess.:ooo
Anyhoooooo..............

I have this little corner and one more big block to finish before i can move onto the side triangles...
I am joining in with Kathy and her friends doing some slow stitching by hand...

i also have finally put this one to bed:


Finito...It will be my Christmas table topper this year--finally!! this is from sometime around the 1990's that i began the hand pieced hexagons...

and while I stitch away with two little mint Milano cookies I am savoring this:






New England Harvest Blend
(with 1/2 and 1/2 of course)






in this little beauty:

My Chaleur Van Gogh Irises mug--makes just the right amount...yuuuuum

On this grey and drawn out Sunday afternoon 
                                                        (and is it really only 1:36?? ;000)

I leave you hoping you are slowing down and resting before those Holiday rush, rush, rushing days are upon us....
Hugs,
Julierose, La Blageuse (s l o w stitching -euse)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

THE WITCH IS IN!

                                               HAPPY HALLOWEEN ALL!!

We are all ready for the ghosts and goblins here--usually just a few as we live on
top of a hill where houses are spaced pretty far apart--so only the really, really
intrepid candy lovers make the hike...

This is the little quilt i made for us last year with my favorite ghastlies...




I used a really old batik that had also some wax resist done to it...sadly there isn't much of this fabric left...

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Not a whole lot of any sewing going on here--except maybe a bit on paper for my Junk Journal
Traveler's Notebooks...

I did get my Snowflowers bordered and ready for backing:

I know ladies, ;000--I actually cut away some of those hand pieced hexies I had slaved over...

[I figured:
do I want this DONE or hanging another year in my closet??? And so ...................
WHACK-A-DOO, WHACK-A-DOO--(my husband couldn't watch, he said! He remembers many days in cars, sitting at the beach or on the deck watching me hand stitch them..
poor baby,. I told him: quilting is not for the faint of heart!!;((()]

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On my pared down design wall sits my Plum Pudding with some bare trees surrounding it...
Do I add more? that is always the question
Well, for right now, with my Sewing Mojo nowhere to be found, it can
just simmer up there....

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My Christmas Cacti are getting ready to bloom...they are early birds...



Isn't this a lovely pinky one??

I only have a few plants right now--all my African Violets died for some reason...;ooo

and on this note I will go and pre-heat my oven for my homemade oven fries to go along with the egg salad for sandwiches we are having for dinner tonight....
then I will be knitting while watching the World Series...

Hope your Halloween is
                                                  SPOOKTACULAR!!!!!!!!;ooooo

hugs, 
Julierose, La blageuse..(Booing-euse)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

POMEGRANATES IN THE RAIN

                        I'll be slow Sunday stitching on my "Pomegranates in The Rain" today.....

do drop in at Kathys and see what we are all slowly stitching on today.....;))) (sigh...aaahhhh).
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Now that my two "I Spy" quilts are finished, 
I can concentrate on my hand stitching....



the muted tones of this leaf-ey batik along with the quilt stitching looks like a rainy day to me...I really love the effect....very soft and impressionistic....and, so Pomegranates have
morphed into "Pomegranates in The Rain".....


AND...
while I stitch, I am deciding, pondering whether or not  I should add more quilting around those Poms....and just cannot decide....the plain, lavender fabric does give the eye a resting spot though....but, lots of time to make that decision....
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This piece and my (knitted) HAPpy shawl will be my main focus as long term projects..
slowly, slowly....restfully, woolgathering......................

I have finished a LOT of projects and quilts this past year and one-half....I am a bit 
weary and need a respite ....

I just don't know what to start---so I won't for right now,
 but rather.....
I plan to slowly re-organize my space and my stash(es) of: 

fabric, thread, scrapping papers, ephemera, wools, patterns, beads, crafting books
and.... bits and bobs that I most likely have even forgotten I have on hand....

And to re-think my direction --

hugs on this beautiful Saturday,
Julierose, La Blageuse (a bit muddled-euse)