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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.

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Here is the start of my Little Shawlette..(I couldn't resist putting my latest picture of the two grand girls,Fiona and Willa, next to it LOL! )

The pattern is from Susan B. Anderson and uses the most yummy yarn ever:
"Miss Babs Yowza Whatta Skein" (560 yds in one skein!!--) the softest yarn I've used....

It will have a ruffled edge and I love the dark denim color as I wear jeans all the time...

Here is an older picture of 'Kota on our beach investigating a hidden crab...
she is such a darling doggie...we love having her stay over with us.

Today Willa has had ear tubes surgery as her hearing has been impaired by all the fluid blocking the canals.  Hopefully, in 2 -3 weeks she will resume her chattering...

Tomorrow we are going to hear our oldest Grandson, Steven, perform in his High School Jazz Band; they have set up round tables for family groups and have coffee, tea, water and snacks available--like a little Jazz Club setting.  
AND you can dance--will I be doing the Lindy??? hahahaha...
(not a pretty visual!!   ;--000 )

Hugs to you all--my hand is still resting, but cannot wait to get back to my knitting.  
Julierose, La Blageuse rest-euse

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Here are a few little blocks I've been playing with on my design wall....I want to use up the bits and pieces of my Asian fabrics.  
GO!BABY to the rescue.  since I re-injured my hand/thumb (AGAIN!!--sigh)
 I've not been able to rotary cut.  so my rectangle dies are being pressed into service.

I needed to work with something bright and cheery with all that white snow out there....
aren't those reds just "HOT" looking??

Geisha enjoying the bamboo

Geisha and Gingko Leaves

Purple blossoms of Spring

And below are smaller blocks:

this is more like our weather here--snow filled walks and trees.....

 Spring does arrive:
Cherry Blossoms, and short sleeves....we can only dream....................

hugs to you all  Julierose, La Blageuse

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015


Here are my final four February RSC15 pink-ey (a few darker ones this time) Eye of God blocks.
(You can see that it takes 4 little 3.5" blocks to make one larger Eye --all sewn onto old telephone book squares of paper).

I had a few little bits and pieces of toile leftover from a basket quilt I made here and..........

here--Toile has got to be one of my absolute favorite fabrics of all time...so didn't want to leave even
these little bits out in the cold (hahaha--it IS so frigid here today!!)

this one and the one below are a softer blend--I had to dip into maroons and purple-ey pinks...

And this one features some orange which I had used a lot in the first batch of blues for January and pinks this month....
In total I have eight of these now ..and six of the blue...
(Sorry for crooked pictures--have been having a few sinus/dizzy spells today)

I'll be hooking up with Super Scrappy tomorrow morning.  Hop on over to see all the lovelies for this week.
Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse

Friday, February 6, 2015


This will be the back of my RSC15 blues Winter scene.

This is a 1980's Asian print that has been hiding away in my stash; thought the pink qualified it for
this month's pink challenge.  I plan to back this with the Winter scene and call this side "Cherry Blossom Time" for reverse on a little wall hanging.  The first border print is another oldie but goodie...

And I managed to also do these three to add to my White Crosses Rainbow--
(Sorry for the crooked pix!! )

I haven't been doing a whole lot of sewing this week as we have had a death among our closest, lifelong friends and some family illnesses and issues...and I just cannot seem to get myself into my room right now.  Just don't feel like it.....

We are slated to go to a Funeral on the 15th (seems like a long time away...) and we are awaiting news about our granddaughters' illness....worrying.
Also this frigid weather doesn't help at all.;--000

This morning I walked 25 minutes on our treadmill and watched a rerun of "Fraser"--my DH is making spaghetti sauce for us for tonight...in the meantime I have started reading "Sarum" by Edward Rutherford to keep myself occupied.  That and cleaning;
 I find that housework is a great antidote to worry....

hugs to you all, Julierose, La blageuse