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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, September 30, 2015


Here's the first total web--it takes four blocks (16 pieces  in all ) for this pattern to emerge...
I see that I have to add more oranges to my stash--;--))) aw,  too bad--will have to do some more stash enhancement....

I am debating whether to quilt the stars or the webs in "Quilt As You Go" method. 

I will sew these four together and back with needlepunch batting and machine quilt this one section by section...Right now the blocks are around 12.5" - 13"...the batting is cut to 13.5"....
I thought I would use some orange thread..and .am leaning toward quilting the stars as they will recede once quilted and the webs will come forward--

What are your thoughts?   

Here is my set up for making the blocks to the right of Helga....wedges for webs and extra pieces for the ends.....I will need to cut up a lot more--but for now, this will keep me going
for a while....

Today, We had: 
much needed rain--1.4" so far...our house is situated  pretty high up, so no flooding for us...and we had our gutters re-done last week so they are able to handle the heavy rains --at least so far!!

For those of you who are interested:

My DH went to his MD appointment this afternoon--he is up for an MRE this month of October  to discover what is actually going on.....fingers crossed.......

Hugs to you all, Julierose, La Blageuse (SpiderLady-euse) 

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Joining in with SLOW SUNDAY STITCHING this
morning....still working on "Mom's Poms".....

Early morn.....

Mother Nature's colorwork....

Zinnia's magical hues.....

Happy Sunday

Julierose, La Blageuse 

Friday, September 25, 2015


The first block of Steven's "going away to college" quilt; orange is his favorite color and he is into Math and Music...I love this pattern for spider web.  I am using Jenny's tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co. --my only change is to fold back the wacky web papers so I only have to tear off the centers.....

It's not too baby-ish, ....right????  Let me know your thoughts.....thanks....

Here's a shot of those white with light black prints forming the stars...

there are 4 sections to each block and there will be 5 across, 7 down =ing
35 blocks with 4 sections to each block SOOOO...140 parts to make--

NOW you see why I began early??? He graduates in June 2017....

this gives me enough lead time to gather oranges, and sew s l o w l y.....

I will be joining in with superscrappy tomorrow for the RSC Orange in September

hugs, from an "on and off" quilter, lately"  Julierose, La Blageuse  (on a sorta break)

Sunday, September 20, 2015


I LOVE this from Audrey at "Quilty Folk"


these cuties from "Objects of Design"

so neat!! from Mary Lou "Out of the Box"

and this is coming soon--would love to make a Halloween piece, too

Am dragging my feet on all of my projects....need some time off to re-consider what I am making and what I like....and so it goes......

hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse (undecided - euse)

Monday, September 14, 2015


                                                      Beautiful Flowers from Lindsay's Garden

                                                          Our table Waiting for Guests

                 Fiona and Cassidy picking out the "sparkley" Fairies in the "Forest Fairies" quilt.

                              Daddy and Willa--putting together the Pirate Ship

We had a lovely 50th celebration with family and friends.
I did NO cooking,
 NO preparation ("Go and sit Mom--you are not allowed to do ANYTHING!!!")
 NO cleaning up after, either....

I am so grateful to have such a wonderful family and friends to have shared this day with.....

Hugs to all Julierose

P.S. FYI:   today I cut out the orange squares for Steven's "Plus" quilt---I will post them for Saturday's RSC  I am hoping to get all the squares ( 5") cut with my GO!BABY die--grays, blues, Black & Whites by week's end.  ..

Thursday, September 10, 2015


IT IS RAINING---at long last...I guess my rain dancing worked rotflol!! ;--)))

AND ABOUT TIME---it has been so dry here....

Our trees have begun their Autumnal  change.......already--very early for us here on the

"...in September, in the rain...."

And one lone marigold has survived this heat wave.....I L O V E marigolds!!

AND my ferns are loving this rainy weather.....

and here is my clematis blooming   ....

Isn't this lovely??  And it has a great light scent as you brush by it....

We are so thankful for this rainy weather here....our lawn has burnt to a crisp and my basil and parsley are being eaten by some bug that likes hot and humid weather.....

I hope you are enjoying this cooler spell....

Tomorrow is cleaning day for us;
Friday, 9/11 is our 50th Wedding Anniversary --but on Saturday we will be celebrating  with friends and family--my children and their spouses are hosting....we get to sit back and enjoy!! So looking forward to a happy gathering-----

hugs to you all
Julierose, La Blageuse....

Sunday, September 6, 2015


I have found myself working in a series--not planned, but I had made so many of these
pomegranates to applique, that I wanted to use them up! and I still have 6 left to set up.  

This is the latest configuration--how it will end up is still pending.....perhaps some little birds will happen along to look down on these pom flowers.....

this time I am buttonhole stitching my turned appliques down.  

so far, two done...and today being slow stitching Sunday I will continue to sit out on my deck and slowing stitch around while enjoying this wonderfully cool weather we are in the midst of.  

I hope you are all enjoying this long Labor Day weekend....hugs, 
Julierose, La Blageuse (Pom-euse)

Saturday, September 5, 2015


September's ORANGE  Postage Stamp Block set up....
superscrappy today; hop on over to see all the goodies...... 

should I ask what happened to the bird???? 






FINALLY--and                  ORANGE YOU GLAD I AM DONE???? lol

I hope you are having a terrific Labor day weekend--AHHHHH cool at last!! 
Hugs, Julierose, La blageuse 

Thursday, September 3, 2015


                                              OOPSEY---- Can you see the mistake?????

I didn't find it until I had sewn the row together .....Aaaargh!                                                           SOOooo----rippit, rippit!!!!!!

I love this pattern of Bonnie's!! Those roses just are delicieux!  This is the  latest addition to the Scrappy Trips I am making....and here are the first two all  sewn together:

This may not be the final setting, but I can already see how much fun it will be to play with these.....

{A little peek at my RSC postage stamp block for Saturday on the right!!;--))) }

This morning we went out for breakfast at a local restaurant and then headed on over to the boardwalk to walk it off!  It was so airless, ---ack----no breezes; even off the water; and a huge fog bank on the horizon.  
It is now 85 degrees with a dewpoint of 72!  
Ai, ai, ai--hot-hot-hot!!

A good day to stay inside and sew in our AC....

We have no plans for Labor Day weekend except to definitely STAY OFF I-95--a parking lot even on the best of days.....

Julierose La Blageuse (scrap-euse)