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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, July 31, 2013

FEELIN' BETTER; AND, LIFE MOVES ON......


Here's my little darling during our baby/dog sitting week.....she is getting soooo big: "I am not a goo-goo-gaa-gaa baby!  I'm a BIG GIRL!"  she tells us....

Our lives have returned to what passes for normal around here...except that I thought I had a bad cold that just hung on and on and the MD told me --NOPE!  Two massive ear infections and bronchitis...sooo, back on prescription for another 10 days...
Hearing only from inside your head (both ears blocked up totally) is a very disorienting experience.  I see the leaves moving, but cannot hear them--things like that.  AND driving is a totally weird experience.  I can't hear the cars.... WHOA, NELLIE!  But enough about the perils of Julierose....

I have finally been able to go into my sewing room to do a few things:


Remember those scrappy blocks I made before...well, they are a little too bright for me right now--just too riotous for how I am feeling....amazing how our fabric choices really reveal our moods...; I decided to use a semi-controlled scrap base and came up with these....


AND:


This one...etc.  They are mindless and fun to do, sew strips one day, trim the next and then sew 4 together...a little bit at a time (as I tire so easily..)

Also, at night, working on finishing up my hexagon table runner...this is the middle section:




AND I made a tentative "pull" for my new hand project when this one is finished:  
I do think it "needs" something else--a spark of something...  

I will close with a giant thank you to all of you who sent your good wishes along to me.  It really helped...now that we have had some closure, we are trying to get back normalcy...

Hugs to all, Julierose, La Blageuse

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

FAMILY MATTERS


We've had a sudden death in our family and I am under the weather--so I'll be back in a little while...Julierose, La blageuse

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

ON THE WALL-AT LAST


Here hangs my very first hexagon project; all hand quilted and finally up in my living room;

This is one of my favorite blocks ........along with

This one and












here you can see the left-over pieces I used to make this one up...separately it really looks kind of strange, don't you think?  But on the whole piece it really (surprisingly) blends in very well...

I just received two pkgs of freezer paper sheets--previously (and for what seemed like forever to me) I had been using just regular food store variety freezer paper off the roll and battling its tendency to curl up.  

I am still busy on my table topper:

I am plugging away at the back which is purples/greens...it's at the point where I am putting the long strips together and kind of unwieldy, but I am determined to finish it up and try sewing the two pieces together on my machine....

Another hot/humid day inside....hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse

Saturday, July 13, 2013

RSC13--BACK IN BUSINESS AT LAST


Here is the latest addition to what will be the reverse of Beach Huts--I am using almost all teal/aqua/turquoise blues in keeping with RSC13's July color choices...



I chose this fabulously funky moon/sky print to offset the darkening sunset block...



Am thinking there are so many busy prints that my borders may be just a plain light blue...still working on that. 

FIONA UPDATE:

Here's what "Daddy" and Fiona did at our house last  Sunday...



She is totally entranced with my piano...yay!! Her favorite was "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"---played maybe a ga-zillion times (hahahaha)...

I am working also on Bonnie Hunter's scrappy scraps foundation piecing rectangles...



you sew four of them together into blocks--these are all leftovers and I am having so much fun--totally mindless sewing--


As you can see, I have been sewing away even though my old computer was on its last legs...Today I am posting on my brand new (Windows 8) computer which is wonderful.  Yesterday, DH helped me to set it up.  (What a guy)






I wish you all a wonderful weekend,
Julierose, La Blageuse

Saturday, July 6, 2013

FIONA'S GEMS

Look who came to visit yesterday.....showing off her "collection"....Fiona's jewelry...


She got to play with Miss Libby, too....

And tomorrow, she's coming back for a Spaghetti dinner....fun times!!

Hugs to all, Julierose, La Blageuse, Grand'"meuse"

TEXTING, TEXTING, 1-2-3, TEXTING

Here's Miss Libby texting her family--"I'm on my way H O M E !!"
$#@%^&**(oops, that keyboard is soooo small for a little doggie-gal!!) 

hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse...

.(p.S.  'Kota comes to stay at Grand'mere's house today--lotsa  doggie sitting goin' on here this week...)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

BEACH HOUSES LONG AGO: REVERSE

Hello, I am able to post with my old computer re-formatted -- (Thanks DH)

Here is the beginnings of the back of my Beach Houses little wall hanging...on my design wall--I am still sewing 1/4 sq. triangles....

Don't look too closely to the Sun--there are puckers in there--my first attempt at doing paper piecing and curves--actually the PP-ing went fine--but those curves--oh-my!!  


See those little pleats--aaargh--but, you know what??  (No, what!--LOL) I am leaving them and I will quilt over them or bead over them or whatever--it will be a memento of my 1st attempt...I kind of like that idea..."warts and all".

And here is Miss Libby helping me with this post:


she is a good girl and follows us everywhere--her first time away from her "people" and in a new area....she is keeping us on our toes( between DH's poor foot and my plantar Facietis--(sp??) it is a challenge--but fun!  We are getting a lot of doggie kisses....  ;---))))

HAPPIEST OF JULY 4TH'S TO YOU ALL....


And here she is helping me to text to her "people" on vacation--she looks a little forlorn--oh, poor baby...

Hugs, Julierose, La blageuse....

Monday, July 1, 2013

STILL HERE --LIMPING ALONG

NO PIX --ALL GONE (so sad....)...

Wishing you all a very Happy July 4th-

(-DH re-formatted my old computer, so I can at least have a few basics...all my favorites, pix, etc --have gone into that great ether in the computerland cloud)...
 BUT....Has anyone else noticed that Google Reader is still functioning?  Strange....

Also, has anyone else tried to leave comments and found that the comment box is totally blacked out?  Sooo, you cannot read what you've written?  Please excusez-moi for any unintended misspellings or missed wording...I'll leave you all to enjoy your stitching...I am doing 1/4 square triangles with my new die for Go! Baby (GO!)  Hugs, Julierose, La blageuse (sort of)...