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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, July 15, 2018

SUNDAY DOINGS

Start of 4th Basket Wall hanging... 
I am trying out different bias handle methods....

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What I
found this morning............
the deer came through and ate every SINGLE flower all around my house....
So, dessert for the deer herd......;((( so disappointed...even the buds were eaten......

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A beautiful early morning view from our back deck....














Stunning color show....


Early morning coffee and awe.....
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Sunday Supper:
Minnestrone soup and garlic bread slices....simmering away.....

hugs to all on this sultry Sunday
Julierose, La Blageuse (blossomless-euse)




Sunday, July 8, 2018

SUNDAY FLOWERS

                             A flowering view along my front walk...ferns and blossoms...


   




Love the darks on 
this lily







                                             Such vibrant pinks


        





                                   Lovely light peach






                                             And more to come.........

I guess they really like the humidity we've had all last week; now the cold front
has swept it all away and we are very comfortable....
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The start of a new flowering basket medallion project to be machine appliqued...
(L. basket shape and R two little flowers....I need to make more and then do some
bias stems....) 

Good news is that:
My machine will be ready on this Tuesday for pick up....so I hope to finish cutting the
other flowers and the background....
                            A closer look at my indoor flowers and the sepals around them....


          The sepals fabric reminded me of my lavender which has bloomed profusely
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As I have been  under the weather for a bit, I haven't posted in a while.....

But, I am now starting to feel better....;))))); 
hoping to get back to both my
sewing and my posting schedule....soon....
In the meantime, 

Hugs to you all, Julierose, La blageuse (on-the-mend-euse)



Tuesday, July 3, 2018

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

                                I LIFT MY LAMP BESIDE THE GOLDEN DOOR...
                                                      WELCOME.....

Hugs to you all on this day which celebrates our true ethos....

Hugs, Julierose, La blageuse (Bienvenue-euse)

Friday, June 29, 2018

HAND JIVE

Little Hexettes (sewed to the tune of "Little Coquette") work is done....now to applique it to a background...perhaps a leafy green garden?
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I've Begun quilting the side triangles on Pomegranates in the Rain.....


This is a really long term project....so....

"Hand, hand, fingers, thumb, dum-ditty-dum-ditty-dum-dum-dum": this is pertinent to my
hand problems and hand working these days--it keeps running through my head--Dr. Seuss reminding me to put my work down frequently and to rest....;))) (Ah yes, my 2nd childhood...)

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My "Hot Summer's Day" wall hanging has gone up....
(Crooked photo--not hanging...;000) I truly enjoyed making this one a few years back--
Some piecing....on little telephone book squares of paper.....
with remnants of some favorite fabrics...
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AND above.....
The start of my 3rd liberated basket quilt....
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AND.. is this not the saddest picture...???;000 Absent friend................
                                               HELGA---where oh where have you gone?

Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse (missing my machine-euse!!)

EDITED on June 30th--Dropping out of the temp project as the hexagon templates were not only difficult (if not impossible) to remove and  tore when I tried to remove them,
and totally distorted the edges of the little hexagons and left
so much glue residue that the project is unsalvagable...Live and learn...I couldn't even try to iron them
as the threads on the raw edges raveled too....aaarrrggghhh...not good....

And so it goes.....



Tuesday, June 26, 2018

JUNE MINUS 4 DAYS, ET AL

                                     Our month of June minus the last four days...
                                  (Greens being 50's, gold's 60's and oranges 70's)
I am linking up with sarah did it for her weekly group of temp quilters....

So four more days to be added to this line up....I must say that I am not really
enamored with the Paper Pieces' card that they use for the shapes--too heavy -- and
I really am not fond of the glue basting--I am finding it difficult to stitch into the edges....

I will make my own elongated hexies out of my usual freezer paper
(using the PP ones as templates) and go back to hand basting for July....SLOWER
BUT EASIER ON MY HANDS AND MUCH MORE RELAXING.....
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FYI:
STAY TUNED hexagon lovers if you like PP templates........

I will be having a little Hexagonia Giveaway soon of all my various sizes of hexagons from
Paper Pieces--(only reserving one of each so that I can trace my own on freezer papers.)
Let me know in the comments below if any of you would be interested....

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Tomorrow Helga is going on a rejuvenation SPA visit to be tuned up; it's been 7 years'
worth of sewing and quilting and her teeth are chattering (;{{{{) very loudly and she's
just needing to be massaged back into working order....Sooo, I am machine-less for a bit as
my repair guy is on vacation this week....

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In other news, I am trying out various watercolor pencils and Inktense pencils in my
various coloring books....very relaxing and joyous...
though I am making mostly a big mess!! But that is part of the learning
process....

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Here is the reverse of my 1st Christmas Baskets wall hanging ready to be quilted..
I  really love this Reindeer material (makes my heart jump for joy when I
look at it! )........................  ;)))
and I even have enough for the 2nd basket piece's  revers side...
One of these two will be gifted...to whom, you may ask, welllll
that is a S E C R E T for now.....

I put this one together "envelope style" (see the pinned area turned in on the bottom
where I turned it after pulling it right side out?). So this piece  is waiting for
Helga's vacation to be over so I can  quilt it;  meanwhile I am trying to decide
 how I want to quilt it....
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Today our weather is just perfect--cooling breezes and a blue and gold day like I recall
from my childhood ............

(don't we all remember those long ago lazy
Summertime days so free of worry and stress?
 I know I think back on them often--
seeing myself stretched out on a little hillside ,,,,,,
just watching the big puffy white clouds shape shifting
and just "BEING").

I will be back posting after a small break while Helga is on her rejuvenation  trip....
hugs, Julierose (La Blageuse--resting-euse)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

WARMING UP

                      June 13 - 18:Temperatures a.m.---  60-71-61-68-59-70

On the whole, we are warming up; although this morning was cooler than yesterday 
(the last little hexette on the right--so back to yellows--I am running out of prepared ones 
and will have to make up some more...).
I am linking to Sarah Did It stop over to see everyone's latest temps--looks like Sarah is hotter than we are here for sure.  Our humidity is up there, though, so it FEELS
hot hot hot!! 
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Otherwise, it's getting those 2"   two-& four-sies together by machine...I am determined to
rid my room of them all ;000.
....I am ironing all the seams open (ok, as I love ironing;}}} )--
to try to keep them flat as possible as they vary in sizes...
I still am debating what to do withthem; 
as a lot are the same but many aren't. 
So I have tried to use color families as much as possible....

Hugs to all
Julierose, La Blageuse (vacationing in Hexagonia-euse) 




Friday, June 15, 2018

POMEGRANATE PROGRESS

I've finally finished hand quilting the batik squares; this is a S L O W 
project, but a satisfying one....I feel this has an old-timey flavor which I like...

                               this Pomegranate flower has my favorite center fabric...

Now for the side triangles.......................

To continue,  I will quilt more "Raindrops" on the outer triangles stopping about 1/2" or so
from the edges....

This is my longterm Summer project for those lovely deck days....

I really love those leafy batiks....Now to decide on threads...should I continue with the
ecru or use other colors that coordinate with the leaves......

For the Pomegranate "flowers" I used my Go!Baby accuquilt die, cutting the shapes
out of freezer papers; ironing them onto the fabrics, and turning the edges for a prepared
applique process... I do not do well with needleturn--so this is my method of choice...

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Today is yet another gray day...lawnmowers whining in the distance and chilly temps...
so I will most likely be at my machine sewing my 2-sies and 4-sies...
Hugs,
Julierose, La blageuse (in Pom Land-euse)