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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.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

CROCHET ADVENTURE


Since I can no longer knit (my left thumb with arthritis won't allow it)--last evening I
watched videos from "Annie's Attic" and learned how to crochet.  (I think anyway!)

I have decided to make an afghan-- all in double crochet stitch (dc) to practice gauge and tension.  I have a couple skeins of hand painted blue yarn (worsted weight or so--can't recall really!!) and a few balls of that luscious Noro variegated yarn leftover from my knitting days.

And so..... I cast on 250 (!!) stitches while watching Poirot on Netflix as my DH was out playing his gig.      

                                                            
      Here are a few shots of the colorways in my first ball of the Noro--taupes, ranging to dark 
peach and lighter tones.....

    I definitely like the feel of crochet...and am hoping that my wrist will cooperate.

     this amaryllis that I received for Christmas has finally decided to bloom giving the impression that perhaps, SPRING is a possibility in the not too distant future!!  

          But, sad to say, I think Mother Nature still has some cold, snowy days ahead for us here in coastal CT....
Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday
Hugs , Julierose, La Blageuse Crocheteuse    

Saturday, February 15, 2014

"ON THE ROAD AGAIN..."


Took out my Travel Journal that I made in Mary Ann Moss' online class a few years ago.

For our birthdays DH and I will be taking a week trip--could it be that all this SNOW and ICE has prompted us to "get outta town"....???

Here are some shots of the inner pages made from papers and fabric:


this was page one of our Caribbean Cruise......what a dream vacation that was...our mantra was:
"The boat, the boat, the boat"--with my anti-sea sickness patch I fared well even tho' the trip was a little rough seawise....







blank pages waiting to be filled....






I used magazine papers and old music prints, too.............

and here is the last page with a handprint of my darling Fiona.....
the button is one of my Grand'mere's and the lace (you can just see it along the flap) is a piece of crochet she did....

We are so READY for a May getaway.....more on that later.

I'll end with my latest page of our dear friends and their baby doggies....(oh, and on the left my daughter --in blue--and her friend on a "girls' night out!)...

Huggies to you all, still scrappin' 
Julierose, La blageuse Scrapeuse

Friday, February 14, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

JUST PLAIN HAPPY


Our Fiona hiking in the woods -- one of her favorite pastimes.


This is my latest full page layout--I thought this picture of Fiona deserved a whole page of its own... & my being a "newbie" at this-- the spread took about 2 days and maybe 3 1/2 hours to achieve--I am happy with it!! Stamping, writing and punching out papers and shapes...fun, fun, fun!!



DH and I got her a little book that names them all for her to take along on her rambles....


She is our cutie-pie!! Gotta love the hat!! :--)))



Here she is at our house this past weekend--a busy little whirlwind at two years old!! Finally--"piggy tails"!!!

And here is 'Kota patiently awaiting her "people" to come and pick her up after spending the evening and overnight with us....notice she is sitting in a chair ..just like a person!! 

Little Willa looking on.............and taking it all in-little "red cheeks"!!













We had a wonderful weekend with our two girls and family...

Hugs to all 
Julierose, La blageuse--still scrappin' with my papers...