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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, October 13, 2021


My first round of green crumb blocks.
{Click to enlarge}

I sewed them into one big 
vertical block,
then sub-cut it into 2.5" 
then into squares, 
then separated them with this
lovely  pink hand dyed fabric that
has been languishing in my 
stash forEVER :)))

The strips are not sewn 
together as yet; just in
a holding pattern until
I can decide what I want
to do with them????
[They could also be sewn into
one long border strip...]
My strains have begun to heal
so that I can move around 
more now--

Tom took me for a ride to 
get McCoun apples--
( I am planning on a fresh
apple pie for the weekend)
--and then I sat here
and read
in our favorite walking park 
while he took his
walk for the day...

It was so wonderful to get OUT
and ABOUT a bit...even if
I couldn't as yet join in 
on that
Soon I hope....
I am calling this diamond painting:
"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
I really love how it is 
coming out.

Cooking School

We are having leftover 
Chicken and Rice Casserole for
dinner tonight --I sat helped
Tom put it together...
By the time this is over he will be a 
Master COOK..👍😁

Hugs, Julierose
La Blageuse
(feeling better-euse)


Sunday, October 3, 2021


Finally, I got this one
sewn together....

S  I  G  H...

{I am getting VERY IMPATIENT
with this sciatica and my
strained ankle, calf and glutes
PT was a real
bust for me....

I don't know if Autumn Bounty 
could use a border
or not, but that will have to wait until
I can be up and cutting once more.

I have been working on my
scrappy stash bags with tiny
bits and pieces and narrow strings...
little by very little...
Sorted by color;
just a few little blocks at a time 
and then sewn together--
Not trimming as yet...

I have no idea how I will use 
these crumb blocks, but
I figure that
they are better sewn
together instead of all in a 
big MISH-MASH in
plastic baggies...
and my meds make it
difficult to come to
any decisions anyway lately...😨

Here is my working station so
I don't have to get up and
down frequently...
And so it goes.

T H E N 

This Christmas diamond painting
is coming together slowly also...
5-10 minutes here and there...

I almost have that top 
quarter section done...

You can just make out the 
Santa underneath that
parchment paper..
[you can enlarge photos if you are
Still on resting the injured
leg and trying to walk just a 
little bit with a cane to 
relieve the swollen

Hugs, Julierose
(Quiltus- Interruptus-euse)

Friday, September 17, 2021


I've been sewing in little
dribs and drabs..
A N D 
Since I am still
feeling "crummy"

I thought I would sew some crumbs up
to try to continue on my
emptying scrap bags 

I can sit for just a little
while and at least pair up
the next crumby

I am 
Still letting my strained glutes, calf 
and ankle heal up before I
begin any PT sessions...

[I won't be  returning to the original
PT group...]

I guess strains take quite a while
to heal up....

S I G H !!😔😒😞

A big thank you going out to you all
for your kind wishes and
are much appreciated...

Hugs, Julierose,
La Blageuse

Friday, September 3, 2021

GARDEN?? et al

This Caladmium (?sp)
came out after our 6"+
of rain the other day...
I love love love
those colors...

It appears that perhaps
more leaves will be
coming out.
Y E S !!

I don't know if they should be taken in
over the winter months--
they are in a clay pot right now...
It took all summer for them to bloom--
or leaf out...;))

and I took some cuttings
from my old Hoya plant
early in the summer--
and they have really taken pretty
well outdoors on my shaded
front stoop...
they will definitely come in for 
It seems that I have taken a big step
backwards on my PT !!
this weekend 
I am on
Rest and a few stretches only..
You know, pain is no fun!!
D U H !

At least the Dutch Grand Prix 
will be broadcast on "F1"
channel tomorrow and Sunday; 
so that gives me something
to watch and look forward to...

 I am hoping against hope
that PT will solve this
sciatica problem...
Hugs, julierose
La blageuse

Thursday, September 2, 2021


                                                              The tough eat chocolate...
                                   Tom went food shopping for us today
                                    and brought back this "feel good"
                                                      treat for me...
                                           What a sweetheart 💑
                                     No sewing today; just reading
                                          Hugs, Julierose,
                                            La Blageuse....

Wednesday, September 1, 2021


Autumn Bounty 
string blocks...
pinned up on my wall.

I am still working with leftover 
strips and orts in my
orange, green and brown
scrap bags...
They don't seem to get smaller!!!

This pear fabric was the 
springboard for these blocks...
This will be my September hand
quilting project as soon
as I can get the
blocks together and layered..
Such a pretty fabric
I love its soft
painterly texture....

FYI: I am still going 
through PT sessions...
hanging in there--but am still
having painful bouts...
Yesterday's session left me 
unable to walk without pain
This morning, Tom drove me to 
the Clinic for my annual
blood tests..
[I hate not being independent !!]
I am very fortunate that he 
is such a sweetheart;)))
I put Falling Leaves on the shelf
for the time being as I really
am limited to how much I can 
actually sit and sew...
those long rows are a bit
much to handle right now...
So, what do you do when you are
sidelined like this???

Perhaps do a little bit of
fabric enhancement?

I hope to be able to hand quilt this
lovely fabric in the near future...
I am pondering threads
while I sit and sip my morning 
The colors I am leaning toward all
seem to be in the Autumnal mode...
I hope you are staying safe,
avoiding close contact, and 
wearing your masks inside--
the variant is out there....

La Blageuse

Friday, August 20, 2021



This Hexie project just
fits my cocktail table
in our living room...

This depression era 
cake plate was my Grand-mere's
I love how it looks on top of
my Hexagon topper...

Today I had PT again...
with much better results...
in that my PT guy 
now gets what is going
on with my severe sciatic

I had a flare up after the previous
PT course of exercises--
not fun!!

I know it is a long process and
am hoping that this 
revised course of exercises
and massage and stim
will help...
I have been doing bits and pieces of 
sewing on my 
Falling Leaves project:

Amazing what some 15 minute
sewing sessions can achieve...
I am still cutting solid strips with
Go!Baby cutter in darker colors...

 we are hunkering down
for the hurricane that will 
be bearing down on us on Sunday.

We are in a hurricane warning area...
The latest is that the eye of the storm
will pass right over us here on
the CT coast...


We have extra gas for our generator
and extra water and food....
and are hoping for the best...

We are in an area full of towering older
trees...so if the winds are bad
we worry that the trees will
come down....

If I am off line for a while,
we will most likely have lost

hugs, Julierose
La Blageuse