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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.

Saturday, January 26, 2013


I finally finsihed (!!), straightened and bordered "Blues-ey" this afternoon; I tried out about four different borders (ribbit, ribbit--bleh!!) . Decided that this one picked up the scrappy blue toile inside....this has turned out to be a LOT BIGGER than I had planned:  duh:  62" long by 50" wide....

Here are a few of those favorite old fabrics I used & the border:

I've had a lot of these scraps hanging around since the 70's!!

Don't you love that wild daisy?  And of course my music fabrics....

I am happy with my outcome--when I realized JUST HOW MANY PIECES I had to cut and sew, I never in the world figured I'd finish this...(welll, almost--the top is DONE).

NOW for the backing....(hmmm, I wonder how long that will take, hehehehe)
Here is my newest grand-doggie dozing on his Grandad's lap: She just loves him to pieces....

And with Miss Libby I will close for this time...
Au Revoir, from your (not singin' the blues) Julierose, La Blageuse :--}}}}

Monday, January 14, 2013


Now that the flu has flown (for the most part!) 
I was able to bind my "Spider in the Jardin"--finally  my first finish for 2013!!  

I have been spending a few hours here and there ironing and sorting all my scraps into colorways...and in the evenings working on my "Pretty Pansies" table topper--it's about half done :

I love the fabrics:

 And here:


I am sorry to state that I had to give up on "Easy Street"--just TOO MANY PIECES--made me totally frustrated.  Perhaps it was the flu--as the design is really pretty.  But I have put it all away and am concentrating on finishing up my "Woven Wall Ladies"..

Expecting weekend guests and then MLK Day visit from my daughter and family, so the WWL work will wait until after.  

I am trying to spread out my quilting and re-think how I go about choosing projects....I do know that another hexagon project is in my thoughts and perhaps a "made-fabric" (a la Victoria Findlay) from my scraps....a lot of thinking going on here.... 

Until next time, I am a much better
 Julierose, La Blageuse

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

MY WORLD....and WelcomeTo It!

Hit by the Flu Bug, I have been definitely AWOL.  I am better, but not 100% by any means.  Boy, when that hits, everything else is put on hold and you visit some foreign country....I am on my way back into what passes for my usual life.  So far, no quilting, no cleaning, no eating ....no nuttin'!!!  I am able now to sip some tea and have a few saltines.  (Do ya think I'd lose some WEIGHT??? No such luck)

I have put away any and all quilts in progress that require a "zillion" pieces; just not up to it.  No resolutions; just a few ideas floating around.  
I will be back when my brain fog clears.....Happiest of New Year's to ALL

Julierose, La Blageuse, Fog-euse....P.S.  Does anyone know where I can purchase the Moda Figgy Pudding line of fabrics??  I have scoured online and cannot find it....thanks