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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.

Monday, July 7, 2014


We are thrilled that our mason, Bennie, and his crew extended our sidewalk to include a small seating area in front of our house.  He is really a stone artist--the new area just feels like it has been there all along...

this afternoon Tommy and I extended the curve outlining the small garden in front...--Tommy dug out the grass and I planted the small azaleas --they were hidden away in a corner being overtaken by pachysandra--we found four of them--and I can't wait to see what color they will bring next Spring.

This lovely blue spruce should expand now that the other bushes crowding it have been removed.  --I love its color against the gray house...

I am so excited to be able to do this work.  i have always wanted to have a pretty welcoming area at our front entrance.  

i found this really cute welcome sign at --of all places--JoAnnes!  

Tomorrow, i plan to get herbs to fill in: basil, tarragon, and perhaps some bee balm-- I hope to install day lilies also...

On the quilt front--i am continuing with "Where in the World is Tommy"..

I am sewing twosies and ironing the long seam open and flat--with all those crossing seam I felt that I needed to take the time to do that.

i am using a little water to keep those crossing seams flattened....

I got some new fabrics in the mail today...this KF which I love...and
Just had to have this one... and....
this baby...yummy...and

Blue Crabs....

We got to see these babies over the weekend, too:

Willa is WALKING!!  

Ohhh, Grand'mere, my hoodsie cup is sooooo cold!

It has been a busy and fun weekend for sure...
hugs to you all...I have spread out my batting to rest and un-kink overnight for my Sea Glass quilt which is ready to be basted.....
Julierose, La Blageuse


  1. your entry area is so welcoming. great job. it is fun to move things and see what happens. I have to do that soon in the front. look at Willa go! such beautiful babies both of the quilting and human kind :-)

  2. Your new entry is lovely. I want one of those! (I guess I have entry envy. Lol)
    Your babies are lovely, too. Aren't grands the best?

  3. thanks Dawn! The "girls" are sooo cute (but I may be just besotted!!) ;--)))


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