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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.

Friday, June 28, 2013

LOOKS LIKE I'LL BE AWOL FOR A BIT--YA THINK???

My darling DH has ordered me a new computer--until then I will be taking an ENFORCED BLOG BREAK!!  Cannot stand this BLACKNESS--too, too awful!!  Am working on a small repro 1.5 inch squares small quilt, my hexies, and the back of Beach Houses...in the meantime, in between time--"..ain't we got fun?"

Miss Libby has arrived and such a sweetheart of a girl.  We are falling in love with her already!!  She is too, too funny--makes us laugh a lot!

Have a wonderful JULY 4th all of you,,Hugs, au revoir Julierose, La Blageuse

IS YOUR BACKGROUND BLACK ON GOOGLE READER PAGES??

What is going on here--my background is black...and I don't know why--is it Google Reader dying????LOL
Anyone out there having the same problem??   I think my computer is dyyyyiiinnngg--oooh Nooooo!! Julierose, La blageuse

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

RSC13 YELLOW "SLABS'" THIS WEEK

SLABS FOR CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA

I made these two "slabs" for donation to the flood ravaged Southern Alberta, Canada  today.

Cheryl @ Dining room Empire has requested quilt bloggers to donate these for her sewers and longarm quilter to put together to donate to the needy up there.  



She will make quilts in the above style.  You can read all about it on her blog.....

Here are two closer shots of my "slabs"....


I figured this way, I'd be fulfilling my RSC13 June "yellow" work and helping out...maybe you'd like to help out, too, 

Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse

Saturday, June 22, 2013

YELLOW FOR THE FIRST SATURDAY OF SUMMER


HERE IS ANOTHER LITTLE CHEDDAR-Y  PIECE for the yellow RSC13 June...haven't had a whole lot of sewing time this week because....welll...it hasn't been a fun week for either of us...

my dear DH fell off the last two cellar steps and fractured his ankle (and various other parts!) and is now wearing an ankle boot, icing and generally resting.  (That little bell is getting annoying!  Hahaha--just kidding) His whole foot is purple--even his poor lil' toesies...

And, I am feeling a bit better--getting over my infection and feeling more human as each day goes by.  We are really kind of just resting our poor selves up for next week when we will be dog sitting for Libby for a week and for DH's gigs coming up..

Will be back posting soon...til then--have a great first weekend of Summertime
Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse

Sunday, June 16, 2013

TAAA-DAAA


As promised--here is DH picking the winner out of my summer chapeau -(-he is too tall and we couldn't find a spot to put the hat up high--so he kindly got down on the floor for me--what a guy!!)

The Winner is :   TERRI !!  Congratulations!!

If you would email me your address, Terri, I will get 
the little giveaway box right out to you...

Thanks to the other entrants for your comments...I will be doing another giveaway sometime in the summer--maybe to celebrate the birth of my new granddaughter??  

Hugs, Julierose, La blageuse

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

AND....THIS, TOO..(GIVEAWAY PEEK)


If you will click on pix--you will see that there is a little x-tra pattern along with the kitty fabrics....(my fabric muse is standing guard---- LOL--oh, and by the way, she is NOT included).

There are other goodies in this little box, too--

TO WIN WHAT IS IN THERE, (USA participants only please), ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE ME A COMMENT ON :

"petite box giveaway-kitties edition" posted on June 7th, 2013 below...and my DH has kindly volunteered to  pick a name out of my Summertime Chapeau this coming Sunday morning the 16th.

GOOD LUCK....

JULIEROSE, LA BLAGEUSE 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

NOSTALGIA


BEACH HOUSES LONG AGO:  As I worked on this little wall hanging, I realized that it was really a trip down memory lane for me...those two tie-dyed pieces on the sides are leftover from a skirt that I used to wear (yes, really!)....in my "salad days".

And......I can even smell the seaweed and Coppertone when I look at this.  Funny, how things seem to all fall into some kind of pattern when you're working without a net....just pulling fabrics out "willy-nilly" (maybe that's why it's so hard for me to "organize" my fabrics in specific groupings???)


The yellow dotty print represents the fact that you really only ..."remember the sunny days" as you look back in your life....



the blues on the bottom represent all those deep sea anemones and jellies floating around in August at our beaches here in SE CT...and I just HAD to include that pinky flower! The little house on the right brings back the "ooohs and aaahs" of our fireworks displays with the kids...out on our beach lying on blankets under the stars.....good times....

I had no idea that just making up a few "liberated" beach houses would take me back to my youth...and bring so much happiness back to me...I can only say that it is magical...

Hugs to all, Julierose, La Blageuse

 P.S.  See my post of June 7th for the "giveaway" ....


Friday, June 7, 2013

IT'SSSS MELLOW YELLOW FOR JUNE

Here's my ssssnakey entry for June RSC13 ...as you can see, I have a lot of yellow novelty fabrics to work with.  (click on pic)


I am working on finishing last month's Beach Houses ....STILL....


These are pretty mellow Yellows...

Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse (sssssss)

PETITE BOX GIVEAWAY --KITTIES EDITION


Calling all you "hep-cats" out there (LOL)--I have a small box of some cat fabric that I am de-stashing today for all my friends in the USA (next de-stash will be worldwide).  These are a variety of old and newish, good quality cat fabrics --and a few little x-tra goodies are included, too.  


Aren't they cuties?  They are looking for a new home..

Just leave a comment on this post (be sure I can get in touch with you via email) starting today June 7th through midnight next Saturday, June 15th , to enter.  (USA only)

Mr. DH will pick a name of one winner out of a basket on Sunday the 16th .

 Easy--Peasey... No hoops to jump through--we are not as agile as our kitties are we now
....ROTFLOL...

This is in memory of the 14 years I was loved by my kitty "Schumee" (named for Clara Schumann and the fact that as a little baby kitty she slept in Mr. DH's shoes  awww) and all the comfort she gave to our family.  
Good Luck, 
Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse "chat-euse"

Saturday, June 1, 2013

HIP, HIP, HOORAY! A FINISH!

AND, SO YOU ARE SAYING...HUH?  WHAT IS THIS?  Well, it is the blank label on the back corner of the surprise quilt I am making for---- (you know who you are...heh heh)---- that someone special expected in late August...I am waiting for a NAME, DATE and TIME of birth.  I don't know what title to give this one as yet...

STAY TUNED for the big reveal later on this Summerl....

This quilt was an entirely new style for me..and I love the way it turned out!  It also was the first quilt that I machine quilted with my new and fab-u-louso walking foot...

I am doing my happy dance today...hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse


MELLOW YELLOW: RSC13-FOR JUNE


Here are my little bow ties that I started about a year ago or so...practically the only yellow I have is cheddar--a few bits and bobs of lighter ones are in my scrap bin.

As you can see I have an empty (oh, yes, all the chocolates gone--hmmm, I wonder who could have eaten them????) Whitmans Sampler box full of them. 

They are perched on my Grand'mere's old can rocker which now sits in our living room...
Am going to round up my yellows this week and see what I can do with them...
Have a wonderful weekend..Julierose, La Blageuse