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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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Moon Houses II - Handwork & Halloween

Here is the Halloween wall hanging I made for my daughter (so that "Father Christmas doesn't have to hang on the wall all year long!!):


I just hand quilted around the pre-printed fabric--which I love--and then for Spring and Summer I made this reversible and--voila--






I've been fighting this awful back strain and so only doing handwork, as I don't have to bend over my machine...here is the latest incarnation of "Into the Woods II: Moon Madness":


When we cruised the Carribbean last year, we passed by so many deserted islands with falling-down houses.It really looked like the land that time forgot--really lush and fog bound-- and this is a little memento of our trip:

 I found this old leaf print yardage in my stash and added the rampant greenery....I only wish I had more of it--I love that green-marooney-purpley colorway...
C'est tout aujourd'hui...Julierose, La Blageuse

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

SOME DAYS YOU NEED A LITTLE.........





AND A FEW FLOWERS .....




BEFORE YOU CAN GO ON....



SWIMMING THROUGH YOUR LIFE....

Julierose, La Blageuse triste

Friday, July 13, 2012

WEAVING A WALL

It appears that I have woven a wall:



I now am working on my 18th (!!) of 20 blocks ...it just happened--I LOVE, love, love this new method--all by hand:  pre-washing all fabrics, tearing strips,
hand weaving them, pinning them and then best of all--voila !: hand basting them in place during our long, summer evenings either out on our deck or watching tv.  Works for me. 

Supris, supris!!  At first I looked at them and thought:--this looks like old rags --but now I am seeing applique possibilities and cut out spaces for moons, stars, hearts...



Here's a close-up of a little woven block within the weave...I have no idea where this will take me...no pattern at all...just 20 (fifteen +/- ") blocks tobe sewn into a Winter quilt for myself...

I have used scraps only.  Now THAT makes me feel virtuous...(but not too much so--I'll have to wait and see how it turns out, non?).  Gosh, I love taking classes and learning new things.

Here is one of my fave pix from this past weekend....

My son Jeff (proud Daddy) ad my adorable Fiona --bedtime for baby....

My poor back is finally calming down from its spasms...I can actually walk w/o shuffling today---yay!! As tomorrow I am set to go to my daughter's to babysit for her four.  Busy days,--I am surely blessed with my family so close around me....Til next time, I am (thankfully) yours avec amities---JULIEROSE, LA BLAGEUSE, GRAND'MERE,,,,

Saturday, July 7, 2012

BEACH DAYS--

Here's what we've been up to:


It is just soooo hot--and Fiona L-O-V-E-s her "big bath"
Don't you just love that hat????



My son, Jeff, Lindsay and Fi at our beach...

Fun days, Sun days....

(Very little quilting going on)

Happy Family times.....

Avec amities, Julierose, La Blageuse, Grand'mere