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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, June 26, 2019


                                        The un-curving.........................

NO HUGS, GRRRRR....................;0000
Julierose, La blageuse...[un-curving-euse]

Monday, June 24, 2019


                        I finished my "ROSES" diamond painting (dp) this morning...

It is a large square canvas "15 and 7/8ths by 15 and 7/8s"...

it took me a long time to finish, 
but I enjoyed every line of the  whole journey...

I find placing the little drills, one at a time (they have multi-placers
that you can use, but I prefer the one-at-a-time method)
really is calming...

If sleep deserts me during the night--I just sit and place in the 
hush and quiet...
and this eventually calms my beating heart.....

                                  See how sparkle-ey it is....;)))

On the whole, these drills (little diamond squares) were really good
and the canvas was really sticky although 
there was one spot where they missed gluing--!! -- ack!!

But, I just used my Tombo Mono glue (from my scrapbooking
days) to attach about 8 little drills;  and they are fine...

As you can see from the enlarged photos--there are a few 
little gap areas that appear;
(some of the drills may have
been ever so slightly smaller than the rest)
but I know that when framed and viewed 
from a distance they will just
blend in....

I have discovered that, contrary to what I thought when I began this,
I really enjoy the square diamonds as much or maybe more 
than the round ones.  They give a satisfying little "snap" when you nestle 
them together...

When you use the rounds, a tiny part of the 
pre-colored canvas is left to show a bit--but again, once framed and
viewed from afar, this just merges with the drills...

And so I have "kitted up" my next painting; it is much smaller, but
just as lovely....

[Hey Barbara, I hope your kit arrives soon..]πŸ’•πŸ’“πŸ’“

Hugs to all on this steamy Monday--but the S U N is out YAY!!!
Julierose, La Blageuse (Paint with me-euse)

Sunday, June 23, 2019


                                     Three seams sewn --

               I think that straight edge which is now on the bottom will
               be on the left hand side; and the top right needs to be
                          trimmed off diagonally also..

How to end these curves gracefully is a conundrum....?????
     and I need a solid arc shape 
                                      on  the right-- near that 
                                                        little curved section.

So a lot of work and thought still to go....
perhaps some bias strips to outline??? 

My thought, right now, is to get this totally sewn together into one
piece;  and then to applique it onto leftovers of perhaps the peach
or lavender fabrics?  Still pondering...;)))))

Dreaming about this "shell like shape" rolling through
the ocean...........

This afternoon, a little libation is in order 
after all this juggling around...
Hugs, Julierose, La blageuse (still shuffling-euse)

Friday, June 21, 2019

CURVE WORK (cont'd)

                             I actually SEWED the first curved seam this morning....
                                             πŸ’™πŸ’™ YAYπŸ’“πŸ’“

I finally have a general I D E A of what I want direction I want to take .

 [The other curves are just pinned in place for now....
and I think that last piece on the 2nd curve, the green and print, has
to be taken off]

I sewed a basting line on the lavender one first;  and then I pressed under
1/4"  right on the basting line before sewing it to the peach curved seam.....

          I used both sides of the printed fabric for some variety....

That's my progress so far.....that's enough excitement for today.....

I need to sit down and have a cuppa tea...;))))

Hugs, Julierose, La blageuse (curvey-liscious-euse)


                                        Friday morning coffee hour.....

S L O W L Y hand stitching on my piece....one stitch at a time...

                                Re-visiting my favorite fabrics 

                    This is called "I've Never Been to Paris"

            [Though, my hubby has been 4 times--while in the Service--
                               but that was "BJ" {before Julierose} ;))))]

                The center block is almost totally stitched...except for the 
                                    very right top corner....
                 Not in a hurry, just enjoying the journey.........

Here is the reverse (hence the title):

                  I love this kind of slow sewing....so relaxing AND.....
this is such...................
A wonderful change from my wayward curves who are--I swear!--
moving around (snake-like) on my design wall 
weaving and bobbing
all night long...


generally making me Dizzy and

I hear them....doin' the
Holly -Golly, the Boo-ga-loo, 
I think the
TWIST is their favorite....;)))

I mean, really, who can even sleep
they fill my dreams..... 


Some of them even

the wall!!!!;0000 (Pins scattered all over
the floor)...now how DID they do that????

Do you ever wonder WHY you started something? Why in the world???
What WERE you thinking???

NOW that----
                    is the great unanswerable question of my day.....

hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse (watching and waiting-euse)

Thursday, June 20, 2019


                                            I like these cute little S&P shakers...
                           Mom got them at a flea market, years ago....
                           I think of our fun outings whenever I use them.

                              I FINALLY finished my old 
                                Cathedral Window piece....all by hand....
I use it here....
                Under my sea glass and shells collection on an old pink
                     depression ware cake stand that 
                         comes down to me from my Grand-mereπŸ’–πŸ’œ

               This picture of the two of us with our darling Granddaughter 
                  just after her High School Graduation ceremony...
                    (don't you love the sneaker pile on the right??);)))

                OMYGOSH--we ALL loved this for sure--
                                  inside was a lovely marble cake.....


And finally.....
          I love my own little view outside my sewing room window..
                  I can see the mailman coming 
                            (with my fabrics, of course ;}}}} )

Thank you LeeAnna for hosting us all once again...

Drop in to see all the wonderful, positive
likes for this week at Not Afraid of Color....

hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse (glass half-full-euse)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


EVERY Where a Curve Curve...
Just pinned up there...
Not sewn 

Frankly, I don't know what I am doing ..(obviously)


here is another one...

Perhaps I need to make more???
Or remove some???
Or make 3 projects???

this is how it is going

Hugs, Julierose
La Blageuse