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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.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

FRIGHT NIGHT CHOCOLATE


                                                   CARAMEL CHOCOLATES.......

(And so another month of 2015 RSC finishes....visit super scarey scrappy for more action....

                                  Meanwhile...........a scarey story is unfolding right here ..........


                                                These kittens are all devilishly excited---

                                   Unbenounced to those birds below who are  busy
                                         finding the last of November's pickings.....
           
                                                 THERE IS PERIL IN THE AIR....................

.                                             could there be a HALL-O-WEEN massacre????



                             And, in the kitchen, Mama is dipping pears in chocolate....
                                                        for a tasty treat.....
                                       Let's hope she corrals those kittens on the prowl....


     AND, THEN...
                             TAP TAP TAP-- YIKES....I HEAR THE SOUND OF HAMMERING......

                               IS SOMEONE NAILING TOGETHER COFFINS IN THE BARN????

                                Beware the ghosts and ghoulies out tonight. MY FRIENDS

                               HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO YOU ALL  ;--0000000 ( LOLOL)

hugs, Julierose, La blageuse (fright-euse)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

ADHD?????


                                             MY WALL, THAT IS........(2/3rds here)



                                                    THE OTHER 1/3RD here --6 done

I couldn't get the whole wall in one shot, but talk about working on different projects!!
ACK!!

when I look at it, I think ADHD thinking, for sure!!                    



and.........here are two hand sewn 9-patches now......(don't you love all those pins??)
My mind is as scattered as all those leaves down on our lawn....blowing this way and that....
certainly no "PLAN"...but then, what else is new??

Hugs
Julierose, La Blageuse, scatter-euse

Sunday, October 25, 2015

BOO!! SEWING


I'LL BE SLOW SUNDAY STITCHING with Kathy and her friends this rainy afternoon.

I found my Skull (brrrr) and this wonderful dotted fabric for the background of my
                                            "BOO TO YOU"
wall hanging for Halloween.  (Some of those little dots are teeny skulls too!!)

I think Mr. Scarey Pants looks very content surrounded by webs, spiders, bats  and creepy crawlies......

AND.......................
Speaking of spiders.....
there are now three complete webs...as of this morning.....let's see...........29 more to
go......

And this little  one came "out of the closet" (I can hear all the others murmuring and muttering--
"why didn't she get me outta here?????")



I had begun this when I took an online class with Jude Hill at "Spirit Cloth"....a few years ago...
this is all hand work..and my own drawing (gee--can't you tell?? an artiste I am not).

.I need to tack down the woven bottom....this will be a little page keeper
for a friend this year....She is "Ms. Wintercat."....even though she's cold,-- her heart is warm....

hugs to you all on this grey Sunday--hop on over to Kathy's blog to see what hand sewers are up to (see linky above:--)))
Hugs
Julierose La Blageuse (Adagio-euse)

Saturday, October 24, 2015

AUTUMN VIEWS


           The view outside our back door is really heating up! 


Now who said Red and orange don't go together--in the 1950's you couldn't even think of wearing them together....(boy that dates me!!).

                         Rasberry and gold: yummy

AND inside:
my Christmas (?) Cactus is about ready to join the show:


I got this white variety last year--the inside of the blossoms turn a lovely shell pink as they begins to fade.......

Here is the whole plant that lived out on my front stoop all Summer long


Now it resides in my side tv room--it seems to be happy here...it's
calling to its mate (the brilliant pink one next to it) to bloom, too....

It has been a quiet and gray Saturday here....much reading, no sewing,
but able to prep some more little 9-patch squares for hand work....

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend ...

Hugs, Julierose La Blageuse (hoping for rain-euse)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY (HANDS ALONE EDITION)


      P.S.  Later...it seems that the Flu Bug (le bibette) has bitten me...so still under the weather.....
Light chocolate will have to wait until next week......
OOPS: forgot to say go to: Superscrappy to see all the great chocolate projects there this week ;--))))
 
                       Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse (without a net-euse)

Monday, October 19, 2015

HOSTESS GIFT MAKING


I made this little stack of goodies to gift my friend who has invited us for dinner the 30th....

I had bits and pieces of my favorite Debbie Mum Christmas Fabrics leftover from years ago:



and so decided to make her a little set of six cocktail napkins.....

I lined them with some Christmassy greens:

here and..........












and here--love this soft one.....














then ironed them, stacked them, and tied them up with some lace ribbon....I hope she likes them.....

It was a relaxing and fun project on this cold Monday....;--)))

Hugs to all,
Julierose, La Blageuse

DEAR MOM

                                                   
                                                      HI, MOM...

THE MARSHES ARE GOLDEN NOW; THE TREES HAVE ROUGED THEIR LEAVES FOR US;
AND 
WINTER'S FIRST BREATH CAME LAST NIGHT......
and
          "....I MISS YOU MOST OF ALL, MY DARLING,
                WHEN AUTUMN LEAVES BEGIN TO FALL...."

p.s.  still working on your Poms......
Hugs & xx's Ta belle chouette, Julie

Friday, October 16, 2015

DEEP DARK CHOCOLATE


Here's the latest from your "Foody" quilter ...my deep, dark chocolate (yum) block
for RSC October....I now have rows sewed into "twosies" and tomorrow will be sewing them all together.....


AH-SO...I see the Chinese flower connection making its appearance here, too...

AND:


"It's that ole devil moon, in your eyes......"

Humming along.....songs for all occasions.......;--)))


Did you ever open these up and stick them on the bridge of your nose???? How much fun to 
parade around and be SILLY.....AHHH, youth....

Next week there will be a LIGHT CHOCOLATE version , too.....just setting 'er up now.....

Join us in the October fun at super scrappy to see what other "goodies" are on tap......
(like hot chocolate, coffee....I won't go on.....hahaha) 

hugs to you fellow RSC-ers 
Julierose La blageuse (chocolateuse)

FRIGHTFUL FRIDAY


Is Count Dracula coming to your house for dinner---better have a plate of "bites" ready for him.....

I do not have ANY Halloween pieces for our own house--I have given them all away.....soooo, here
will be my little table topper....Now for a background--have to dig deep in the DARK recesses of my
scarey stash....:---oooo....



















AAAR......who will you be this Hallow's Eve????






I also managed to finish another block on Steven's Quilt...


That makes 5 done out of 35......still a way to go...


Here's his Alto Sax...


.
And here are the next four set up for my next session--two of the centers are music which
I LOVE   {back/foot permitting ;--)) }

And so, after walking for an actual mile this morning, I am a bit tired, but thinking "Back in the saddle agin'...back where a friend is a friend.."  humming away on my Helga and singing along.

I made a small batch of beef stew for tonight's supper...sure smells good!!

thanks to all of you who sent out good wishes, thoughts and prayers--I am a lot better!!

hugs to all Julierose La Blageuse (fright-euse  )


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

FREE FORM WORK


I SENT FOR SOME SEEDS  LIKE THESE FOR THE SPRING; this picture inspired me....

SO IN MY MIND'S EYE, I spent this early morning at my ironing and cutting stations (standing, as my back is still not cooperating for sitting and sewing  ---uf-dah!!)
 free cutting some circles and  petals for a little sunflower wall hanging 
I am planning.

 ONLY THREE BLOCKS--ALL BY "EYE AND HAND"
 raw edge-- in the manner that I did my Wonder Women Woven Wall quilt ...
BUT!!! I had to finally come and sit down; 
AND........................
I am thinking that because I was hobbling around on my sore foot, I threw my back out of alignment....boyoboyo!!  Gettin' older, or advancing as, Mom used to say, is certainly not for sissies!! ;--ooo

So, mesdames, my machine work has come to a screeching halt--gosh I hate that--it 
ALWAYS  looks and feels different when you do that, too--at least for me! 

 I get "on a roll" and if interrupted, it is never quite the same when I return. 
 Well, perhaps this will turn out to be a good thing. 
 Glass half full and all that stuff!! 

Thom goes in for his MRE test in about 1  & 1/2 hours---so, I will be sitting and hand sewing while waiting around...he has to be there 1 &  1/2 hours BEFORE the actual test....hoping he will be able to keep that awful drink down....we are pointedly NOT TALKING about it.  Both on our laptops....

hugs to all and thanks to all of you who wished us well....we appreciate all your good wishes and prayers winging our way.
..
hugs, Julierose La Blageuse (nerveuse)





Saturday, October 3, 2015

IT'S A START

                                               
                                             
                                                 DARK CHOCOLATE--YUMMY

                                  Go to superscrappy to see all the other choc-o-holics!!  ;--)))

hugs from rainy SE CT  YAY!!
Julierose, La Blageuse