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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, September 14, 2020

3 MORE STEPS



I have added three more Courthouse step blocks to my box;
now there are 77 in all.  

I am aiming for 100 ....
So making some progress, but slowly...

A little angel reminder to be vigilant and
stay safe....šŸ’“šŸ’“šŸ’“šŸ™‹šŸ˜·

hugs, julierose, 
La blageuse
(still stepping along-euse)

 





 

Friday, September 11, 2020

55 YEARS TODAY and COUNTING.....

 

ROSES 
for our anniversary
šŸ’—šŸ’–šŸ’•šŸ’˜šŸ’“
šŸ’‹
šŸ’‘
These arrived for me this morning...;)))

Tom said I needed a pick-me-up;))

Aren't they lovely???

Hugs, 

Julierose La Blageuse
Roses- for- Julie-rose-euse






Wednesday, September 9, 2020

MOVING ON

 

                                             I began this Grief Cloth after Mom died, 
                                                        5 years ago now this past June.

I kept having to put it down and away in its box; for....
every time I picked it up it all rushed back...losing her....
my last parent; my Father died in 1997--way too soon....

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I have finally been able to add borders and have decided to work on this now...

The three hearts on the bottom are symbols of 
my Father (L), 
my Mother (R) 
and me in the middle as their only child...

At the top -----
the little heart flying away is me,
 "moving on" with my life without them....

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I am going to do embroideries in the white spaces;
some applique patching,
and add final borders 
for a little  picture to be framed.....

A Memory ; 
A Remembrance of our lives together,

and
NOW
 I am finding this to be heart-warming work..
                                         šŸ’—šŸ’—šŸ’—šŸ‘Ŗ

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In other stitcheries:
I have begun my 4th butterfly--which will be all in greens...

Its body is a dark green
 (looks black here)
And I have added some french knots 

[Can you see my feet sticking out there  ;))) ]
                                        
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AND
Like the butterfly,
I am moving on....

Hugs to you all
Stay Safe
Julierose, La Blageuse (stitching-euse)






Sunday, September 6, 2020

PATCHING, et al

 

                                                        MY FAVORITE DENIM SHIRT...

Time for  a fix....


                                                                  This is a long tear....
                                       so I trimmed off the hanging threads 
                                                 and added some fray check to all the sides....

                                                        Before  I basted the tear  shut ...

                                            
Next:   
                                   I remembered this lovely fabric strip that Lizzy at 
                                                                  Lizzy at           
                                                        Gone to the Beach
                                                               sent me
                                                  in her packet of favorite fabric scraps....
                                                       thanks Lizzy so much...I am using them
                                                                in special places ....šŸ’•šŸ’–

                                               And then ,
                                             I  appliqued it on...
                                                            using my prepared 
                                                                       folded under seam method...

                                                                    A N D ...
                                                                 V O I L A !!              :)))

                                    My favorite Shirt can still be worn some more....šŸ˜šŸ™‹šŸ™‡
                                                                 File under "USE IT UP!!!

                                              I will think of you, Lizzy, every time I wear this...

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                                                           Early Morning on our deck....

                                                   I am deciding where to place the black
                                                                   Cross Stitches before I
                                                                         add any colors....

I decided on a single outline for now--
When I finish both sides,
I will see if I need a deeper line....

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It is so beautiful and cool out here
in the morning quiet...
I can just spy my lovely hydrangeas 
gently waving in the cool breeze....
Ahhhhhh...
What a lovely way to start my day....

And,
What is that lovely odor wafting in on the breezes??
So pungent...

I look over our east railing and spy this
bush covered in wild white roses...
Mother Nature's perfume....

I hope your Labor Day Weekend is wonderful
Stay safe
Wear your masks
Hugs,
Julierose, La Blageuse (mending-euse)






       

                                                              









Friday, September 4, 2020

FRIDAY FUN

 

Today's Happy Mail ;)))
My new Diamond Painting Pen
Isn't it gorgeous?
I can't wait to try it out this afternoon...

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Courthouse Steps↡↡↡↡↡

Here are some the CS blocks I made 
a while back before I took a break
from them...

Uhhh...What happened to THAT vibe, I ask?
AND
Here are the newer ones I've made
this week


Just not quite the same....
hmmmmm



I guess the newer strips I've collected reflect
my latest  fabric choices...
So, 
I will be trying to sprinkle this last batch 
blocks here and there among the others..

I am thinking I need to add more 
dark maroon-ey reds
and deep browns ...

I feel like even though I have plenty 
of Strips to work from
they just "lšŸ‘€k" different...

And so it goes....

Hugs on this hot and humid day here,
Stay Safe All ;)))

Julierose, La Blageuse (still-stepping-euse)



Thursday, September 3, 2020

FACE TO FACE

                                          Her face is coming into focus now....šŸ’—šŸ’—šŸ’—

I love how her eye looks...
all smokey and sad,,,

AND
The outlining of her lips looks real....
kind of like a Marilyn Monroe lipstick...

Working on a face involves a lot of closely shaded
drills for the complexion...

I have begun the right hand section 
beneath the eye next....
working top to bottom 
left to right

Walking by my room looking in
 she looks 
beautiful 
from afar...



Today will be a diamond painting day for me.
I couldn't paint yesterday as my eyes had been dilated...
Those little drills moved before my eyes..yikes!!

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Here is my box of 65 Courthouse Step blocks...
with the centers I've pre-made waiting...

 I am making these on 8.5" muslin squares
so I won't have to line this quilt,
It is meant to be a lighter weight coverlet.

It is a foggy, hot and humid morning here...
Gray skies with thick cloud cover...

Hoping for afternoon clearing and some 
deck time...
Hugs to you all,
Julierose, La Blageuse (DP-ing-euse





Wednesday, September 2, 2020

WEDNESDAY'S WORK

 

                        I only made one Courthouse Steps block today; as I  had an eye exam 
                        that was supposed to be at 11:15 this morning..and
                                      I got taken in at 11:55  finally ;0000. šŸ˜·šŸ˜’

[I still find it nerve-wracking to go to appointments...although I must say that my 
doctors  certainly have outdone themselves in preparing their offices--
so that we are safe as we can be...BUT: ...................    
That was a long time to sit in the car...šŸ‘µšŸ˜’]

                                              Courthouse Steps:
               I am aiming to make two blocks a day to try to finish these up...
I am not in any particular hurry, though, as I am enjoying the process....;)))

Here are my scraps near Helga...
                          Separated into darks, lights, and mediums, and [sort of ]by color families...
                                                               AND..................↓↓↓↓↓↓↓
                         Here is my next one set up provisionally by my machine for tomorrow...

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AND Wednesday's 
TAH-DAH!!!!

Here is my pink butterfly all done....
    ↴↴↴↴↴↴


                                                      Fluttering along with the other two....

I am planning the next Butterfly to be my version of a "LUNA"--
all greens...

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Tom made his chili for supper tonight...and --the smell is driving me crazee....
CRAZEE I tell you;))

I will top mine with a dollop of sour cream and he will use saltines crumbled on top...
A wonderful meal for this rainy, rainy day...
                                                                         šŸ‘«
                                     Slickered TEDDY wishes you a wonderful evening...;)))

I hope you are all staying safe --
masked and gloved when needed,

Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse (still-stepping-euse)