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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, August 31, 2013

RSC13 FINAL RED DAY AND WILLA ROSE


"Old Fashioned Christmas star finished....for Rainbow Scrap Challenge this week.

Yesterday's visit:


Our new little granddaughter with Grand-pere...she is sleeping all day, partyin' all night...haha....




And here is big sister, Fiona, having her snack with Mommy--she had Mommy all to herself for the day
YAY!!  All of a sudden, Fiona looks so grown up now....

I hope you all have a terrific Labor Day Weekend  hugs to all
Julierose, La Blageuse..

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

HOLY BATMAN --WILLA ROSE'S GIVEAWAY


Here is the GIVEAWAY I promised when Willa Rose was born--she gets to go home today and meet her sister and doggie, 'Kota.....YAY!!



A sampling of the noveties, the Dear Jane  book (which I dearly love--but KNOW I will never do), and templates for "Storm at Sea, Snail's Trail" and a pattern for a neutral Log Cabin...also a few little extra surprises await the winner...

All these items are from a non-smoking, pet free home (Mine! LOL)



This box also includes: 6 full charm packs of Moda fabrics, and some modern fabrics...



There are 2 blocks  (different colorways) of that Madonna and most of the novelties are 1/8 yds....

ARE YOU INTERESTED???????
THEN.....
PLEASE be sure I can get back to you...
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NO ANONYMOUS

This giveaway is open from today, August 27, Through Midnight
Saturday, September 7th.    Just leave a comment. No rules...

ONLY USA RESIDENTS THIS TIME 
I REPEAT:
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENT ONLY ON THIS POST.
the winner will be picked on Sunday September 8th...

BONNE CHANCE

JULIEROSE, LA BLAGEUSE -GRAND'MERE

Sunday, August 25, 2013

SHE'S HERE......

SHE'S HERE........WILLA ROSE......@ 4:16 am....8 lbs, 6 oz.
Julierose, La Blageuse, Grand-mere

Friday, August 23, 2013

Old Fashioned Christmas Part One (RSC13)

Here is my paper pieced block for the RSC13 Red this week--I will make four of these and put the wider edges together and ....voila a Christmas Star will emerge--I hope (LOL); I have been wanting to make a quilt for us for the hoidays...this will be the start.....
I called it "Old Fashioned" as those fabrics go a-ways back to when I first began to quilt.....

MEANWHILE......On the new granddaughter front" 

STILL W A I T I N G .....we think she will have a mind of her own ...Lindsay says that's what she's afraid of...LOL  

I did figure out the Bloglovin thang...I think!!  

Have a super weekend  Hugs, Julierose, La blageuse Grand'mere-in-waiting

TRYING AGAIN TO CLAIM MY BLOG

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WHAT'S UP WITH BLOGLOVIN NOW????

i CANNOT READ ANY OF MY BLOGS THAT i FOLLOW; THEY WON'T OPEN--AAARGH!!
i AM CLAIMING MY BLOG again!!!  i GUESS....
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I cannot seem to paste this code anywhere either---it is SO FRUSTRATING!!

jULIEROSE lA bLAGEUSE FRUSTATEUSE!!!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

THE WAITING GAME



Love you "baby"
Pat the "baby"


AND:  Love you  to bits, Mommy...

We love you, Fiona.....
  Grand'mere & Me....
Julierose, La Blageuse...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

SOONER RATHER THAN LATER

That's the latest on my daughter-in-law's due date of August 22nd:  la petite chouette is soon to make her entrance into the world.

We are on pins and needles here!

I will announce a big giveaway when she arrives....stay tuned...
KOTA IS WAITING, TOO...


JULIEROSE, LA BLAGEUSE -IN-WAITING

Friday, August 16, 2013

IT'S RED, FRED!!!

Really RED :  My latest "fun" project:  

A little loosely sewn "Robbing Peter to Pay Paul" (or in this case, "FRED" LOL)

I have no idea where this is going; but it is fun to just not worry it at all...
And so it goes, when you can't decide what to do:

                                                  PLAY!!!!

Have a super weekend, hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse

Thursday, August 15, 2013

SNEAKEY SNAKEY--GROWS OVERNIGHT


Look what happened last night!!  My Red RSC13 snakey grew overnight!  It added: (I don't know how I got a double of this one--good ol' Blogger strikes agin'!!)

AND more to its other end, too:



I managed to see some more progress on my Scrap-a-licious strip quilt blocks, too:

Here is the left side additions and...

















The left side....this is all that's left of my chosen scraps


and the next two strips waiting to be sewn into blocks:

I am really enjoying making these strips--such fun!  Tonight I have a stack of paper backed ones to strip while I watch "Rosemary & Thyme" --a fun PBS series that I missed out on....

I hope your upcoming weekend is full of fun sewing and quilting...
Hugs, Julierose, La blageuse

Saturday, August 10, 2013

A LITTLE RED SNAKEY


Here is my little red (RSC13) snakey for August; I still tire easily and just got a start on this one...Happy Weekend...Julierose, La Blageuse

Friday, August 9, 2013

FINALLY --A FINISH FOR FRIDAY

TA-DAH:  I have sewn the last hexie on the reverse of my table runner...am glad I chose greens with the pansies...and here is the front/reverse:


This, will be a Springtime table topper I think...NOW to place them together with my accuquilt pre-cut little hexie batting pieces inside and machine embroider....

Also, here is my latest idea for putting my "Sea Glass" blocks together--what do you think???   I haven't ever done cornerstones.......so this will be a measuring/learning process....




And here is a peek of my new handwork project:  I was able to use my accuquilt GO! Baby to cut all the freezer papers and then just ironed them onto the shapes--easy-peasey...love that machine.....




The big hexies are all neutrals and all the fabrics (or most all) are modern (darkish maroons, pinks and some light violets).  A real departure for me...

I am feeling better---if this darn old cough would go away and my other ear would open up!!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend...Quiltingly yours,
Julierose, La Blageuse