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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 13, 2020


My next Butterfly has come to rest
in my little embroidery basket...

While resting from all things sewing for a few days...
I set up my August Journal Calendar
In my Altered  Book Junk Journal

I've begun to decorate it....with cut outs and
dried out teabag papers & 
fun stuff...

I used:
Sparkley Stickles 
and Distress Ink
as a start...
and sewed a little fabric ruffle for the page edge
such fun...
And here is my Monday Morning design wall 
where my own
"Christmas in July" projects 
are awaiting borders

He's a-comin' ;)))

O Holy Night

I will be making border decisions on these two...


This past week has been relatively quiet;
tomorrow will be a grocery run and
Wednesday I have a dental appointment.

This will be the first time I've come into any close contact
with anyone since early March --
and I am feeling a bit hesitant....;000
They assure me that every precaution will be taken...
But still......

Stay safe
Hugs from afar, 
Julierose, La Blageuse 
(in planning mode-euse)

Saturday, July 11, 2020

S P A M on New Blogger--WARNING

this is just a warning note to all my followers:000

I have, since moving to New Blogger, gotten a lot of really 
bad  AND EXPLICIT comments from anon people...

i have set "no anon: allowed but they are getting through anyway...
So I have reverted back to Legacy blogger...

Just be aware....

Hope you are all doing ok  
Stay safe in all ways
Julierose, La Blageuse (spamming like crazee - euse)


I received this lovely package this week from 
(I cannot figure out the linky --she is a 'blogspot" though)

Beautifully packaged and sorted strips and scraps
Lovely light blues...

Deep, dark reds


Very Vintage Low Volume prints...
A huge assortment..

Aren't they just gorgeous???
Thank you sooo much JulieπŸ’–πŸ’–
What a grand giftπŸ™‡πŸ™‹

What a generous gift--πŸ™Œ

all ironed and separated...
Right now, I am just gazing at them all and
petting them ..πŸ‘πŸ˜‰

this should get my "mojo" moving;)))

Hugs from afar...
Stay safe
Julierose, La Blageuse (grateful-euse)

Thursday, July 9, 2020


My own version
(relying on the floss I had on hand)..

The most difficult part of these cross stitcheries 
is to make each side a mirror image of the other...
I "almost" succeeded...;000
A N D 
After a while stitching, those crosses
begin to move on their own (!!)

[I almost re-named this one "Poor Butterfly" as I had to
un-stitch a lot of the crosses that went all wonky..]

So, a real S L O W stitching project 
for sure...

My next {un-biologically correct} butterfly will
be all shades of pink.

Here is my 4th of July Table topper

Working on this one reminded me
of a funny story my friend Deanna
(who was a music teacher) told me..

She was walking alongside her charges
during a 4th of July Town parade; 
when they weren't playing their instruments
she was to remind the boys marching along to wave their little flags.


In the heat of the moment 
she called out
"Flag your flies, boys!!" 

O O P S E Y ..;000
Typical Deanna;))))
aka Mrs. Malaprop.

I love that waving flag fabric..
All the fabrics, except the white background,
came from a charm pack...

This was a quick and fun project...

And this has been the sum of my sewing over the past two weeks...
I am now at rest after my
Two-week stint:
"Whirling Dervish Act"

I hope you are staying cool in this heat and humidity
Stay safe
~ ~ ~ waving my little flag ~ ~ ~ ;)))
Julierose, La Blageuse (resting-euse)

Monday, July 6, 2020


Monet's Garden

Ready to hand quilt...
Some of you long-time followers will
remember my travails with setting this one up
a few years ago.

Here is a closer peek 
at some of these fabrics...

This was a long term project 
that I finally put together today.

Here is the reverse 
I can picture having tea in the garden
Two of my favorite fun fabrics...
This will be my July-August 
hand quilting project...

Below is the lovely linen storage tote that
a friend of long ago made for me:
thanks, MaryAnn ;)))

I've wanted to work on a piece
with pretty fabrics 
for a bit...

It's way too hot and humid to work on the deck
So I am here in my AC 
deciding on a thread color...
Perhaps this one:↓↓↓
It picks up the border color and some
of the water-ey fabric in the hexagons...

I am planning my next trip to "Hexagonia"
Another "pretty" fabrics one....

Stay safe and stay cool,
Your mask-wearing 
Julierose, La blageuse (Hexagonia-traveler-euse)

Saturday, July 4, 2020


Freedom and Justice

~ ~ ~ Waving my flag ~~~~
Julierose, La Blageuse 
(pas des mots-euse)

Friday, July 3, 2020


I trimmed up "Franken Christmas"
this morning ...

All hand quilted now...

Here is the reverse
with a VERY old 
fabric I've been waiting to
find the right spot to use
I just love this print...
Here is a close up⇊⇊⇊
Aren't the figures just adorable? 
Love the expressions...
and poses...

Next I made up my binding..
using leftover fabrics..

Bits of my favorite Jason Yenter,
red/green geraniums, and 
some textured green...
{For those who asked I began with 4.5" strips, straight cuts
(no bias cutting) 
and the ironed and folded in half...

I know I said I was done with binding for a while, but I do want to finish this one up;
It contains a whole lot of my crumbs of favorite fabrics in reds, and pinks..
the white strips are just a serendipitous addition...
And i love how it pulls all those varied blocks together...

Somehow more crumbs have
they just keep on expanding...😱😲

This one was
Fun to make and fun to hand quilt, too..
I used Valdani thread in
variegated reds...

Hand quilting this one has kept me company on many nights when
I could not sleep...

Lots of thunder, lightning and torrential rains
this afternoon...
I made piggy tails with my long hair to
keep cooler...

Stay safe, wear your mask..
~ ~ ~ waving in the AC ~ ~ ~ 
Julierose, La Blageuse 
(still binding-euse)