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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, April 30, 2014

FABRIC CLUBS & CLEAN ROOMS

CASSIDY'S PONDERING TOO.

Have any of you ever joined a fabric club---I decided to try out Pink Castle 's
Kuwaii fat 8th monthly mailing club.

I am always on the lookout for those cutesy Japanese fabrics and cannot seem to find them anywhere around here.

Really, for $22/monthly mailing--and you can drop out anytime--I figure that I will spend less and have more variety on hand than if I go to other e-sites and hunt for some and then only get a few half-yds.

Oh how we can rationalize to ourselves, huh?

I will be posting the first shipment's selection when it arrives....

Back in quilt mode:

The butterflies are all turned and now I have to position them on the blocks and decide which background suits each BF.

I'll be going on vacation soon and so, I have put away my "stuff" and cleaned my sewing room--a cleaned-up sewing space tells me that "nothing much" is going on.....

Hugs to all of you,
Julierose, La Blageuse


Friday, April 25, 2014

BACKGROUNDS

I just cannot use plain white backgrounds it seems....I just {heart} these:












This reminds me of our trip to Venice..it was filled with butterflies!!

My Dad's favorite tree--the birch--I can see butterflies among those branches....

And here--our snow-covered marshes.....

Lastly....














Our stone pathways....

After all:

BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE.....

Hugs and happy week's end...Julierose, La Blageuse quilt-euse

Saturday, April 19, 2014

HAPPY EASTER-- BASKETS AND BUNNIES



Easter baskets I put together this morning for Willa and Fiona:

 Inside: ballarina bunnies, little seahorses, tiny sprinkling cans for bath or beach and
a nice Lindt bunny...backed up by my DH's old antique clarinet lamps he made....


In front are the four little chocolate bunnies for my daughter's "bigger" kids....

I spent time out on our deck relaxing after the pre-Easter cleaning, etc.--it is so nice to be able to sit out again......in the SUNSHINE!!

Tomorrow we will be having DH's sauce and meatballs on Rotelle with tossed salad and garlic bread
Ice Cream cake for dessert....a fun family day ahead....

Here's wishing you all a wonderful Holiday...
Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse Basket-euse!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

HAPPY EASTER (YARN) EGG-GHAN


This little Spring birdie flew in and rested on my Easter (Yarn) egg....

Here are a few of the Easter-Ghan squares bordered in that lilac-ey pink; I think I am
going to like it!  I have 24 squares so far and 20 more to border; then I have to decide if I need more...

And....here are a few more butterflies ready to be turned, I found more batiks hiding in my stash....


























And so I am flitting from afghan to quilting and back around again...kinda like our up and down weather--warmish to chilly....
And that's where I am on this grey Monday morning....
Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

EASTER --GHAN


THIS is where I want to be--out on my deck glass table with my cuppa crocheting
BUT--it's waaaay too cold.  I can dream, can't I....

As you can see above, I had a lot of that Monet multi leftover, soooo I decided after gifting my first crochet afghan to Mom for Easter that I'd make myself one with bright Easter Egg
colors around that Monet Multi.  

You can see that my view is still in "Winter Mode"

















I decided to move inside.....QUICKLY!!

Here are the colorways closer up....I have another green color, but cannot decide whether I
want to include it or not....and that lovely bowl (from my friend MaryAnn) is holding:


My new tulips --a lovely purpley-roseate color...couldn't resist on my way home from our walk today --our Stop&Shop has lovely plants....now where can I plant these so the deer won't eat them for dessert????


And here they sit.... on my dining table  atop my Chinese tabletopper holding the promise of Springtime .....

I am settling in right now (after eating my GAZILIIONITH (!!) salad for lunch--still holding at between 29-30 lbs lost...but it's H A R D !!) ---watching the Red Sox and crocheting those little 
circles that will turn into my Easter throw squares--just fascinated at how they morph from circles to squares....such fun!! 

Best of Sundays to you all....(gee--2 posts in one day--really???)

Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse Crocheteuse


WALKING IN APRIL


Friday morning's walk on the boardwalk was a bit chilly--yikes! and this is April??
(And who is that??? Nanook of the North??--hahaha--no c'est Moi!!)

Yesterday we decided to try walking on the Connecticut River Boardwalk and we saw that Mother Nature --who knows Spring--has sent the Osprey back to their nests here:


See that little post to the right?
that's an Osprey nesting spot on the island...
Neat, huh??
It was SO COLD and the wind off the water made our eyes water...but, we got our walk in!  YAYA
Have a wonderful Sunday
Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse

Tuesday, April 1, 2014