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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, September 1, 2014

I'M SO EXCITED TO SHOW YOU....


My very first applique piece [warts and all]!  I am calling it "Home is Where the Heart Is".
this is from a Jan Patek kit; and I am in L O V E with her fabrics.  (I want them ALL!!)

 ;--ooo more $$$

I had to end up machine quilting (or attempting to..lol) as my hand is on hold for now...
The music stand is where my DH stands to practice-- underneath a picture (from a jigsaw, if you can blieve that!) that my Father made and glued and framed.  It stands just opposite my Baldwin grand so I can see it when I practice.  We have a VERY musical household and family...DH plays Alto and Tenor Sax, Clarinet and Flute..my son, Jeff, played Trombone in H.S and now plays Guitar --especially for his two girls Willa and Fiona; my daughter, Candice, played Flute in H.S. and now plays.....computer mostly (lol)--just kidding hon.


As you can see I completely machine sewed my binding on--this darn ol' arthritissey thumb joint !  But
but, but---I was really pleasantly surprised at how much I like this simple zig-zag on the borders...very simple and I feel it goes with that Folksey look...

This is my Labor Day presentation.  My thumb is better and I am wearing my brace (good girl, Julierose, sit, stay--do not pick up any handwork--grrrrrr!!).
I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and

HAPPY LABOR DAY TO MY BLOGGING FRIENDS IN AMERICA....

Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse (Julierose is SOOOO proud!! ;--)))

14 comments:

  1. I'm proud of you, too. It's a wonderful piece. I love the perspective on the house and the taller than life flower with the bird on top, all very folksy. Good job!
    Thanks for sharing your musical story with us.
    Hugs

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    1. Thanks Terri--I really did find this totally intimidating at first and pulled it out many x's!! But I finally calmed down and figured it's supposed to be "folksey"--and let it go. Certainly not perfect--but fun...hugs, Julierose

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  2. What a gorgeous piece! I love the how folksy it is. Beautiful job!

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment, Rosemary--now if I could just machine quilt as well as you do...sigh...We will hang this in our dining area to warm and welcome guests....hugs, Julierose

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  3. Hurray! Clap, clap. You did it. Prim and good. Love the cherry fabric.

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    1. Oh thanks for your kind applause--I really want to continue qppliqueing now...hugs, Julierose

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  4. Good for you for competing this lovely appliqué project,love the colours.

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  5. You did a brilliant job - very nice. Sorry about your thumb.

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    1. Oh thanks so much--I see you are "eagling"--I am so tempted! Hugs, and thanks, Julierose

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  6. Wow, I am amazed at the number of finished you have lately - and all with a sore hand! This one is very pretty, and your binding looks very even!

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    1. thanks Colleen (my hand got sore AFTER); most likely from too much applique, crocheting and re-organizing books ;--oo what was I thinking???, Julierose

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  7. very nice finish my friend. you are on a roll for sure! hope your hand is getting better and better each day

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  8. Your quilt turned out great. love the house and the fabrics.
    how lovely to have live music at home!
    glad to hear the hand is getting better

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  9. Adorable! I love the cherry fabric--very cute. I'm glad your machine binding worked out, it looks great. And good for you wearing your brace--I usually forget and regret it!

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