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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.

Friday, December 30, 2016

GOALS--REALLY?? WHO ME???

GOAL NO. 1 and first up for me this year:  finish Connor's quilt

GOAL NUMERO DEUX (;)): MAKE FOUR LABELS FOR MY GRANDS QUILTS
Now, why do I always balk at making these--they are so important and as these will be going away to college gifts, I NEED to make them....just sayin' guys....

GOAL TROIS:  FINALLY FINISH UP MY HEXAGON PROJECT: "MONET'S JARDIN"
And this is really stuck--(so stuck it's hanging in my "closet of shame"...calling my name).

GOAL FOUR: FINISH UP MY SNOW FLOWERS HEXAGON PIECE
Same problem--how to set it...applique or what (are you starting to see a pattern to these
 unfinished pieces....??Hmmmm???)

GOAL FIVE : MY LAST SIX CRAZY QUILT BLOCKS: this will be a Summer-on-the-Deck project (Summer will come----right? ;000)

GOAL SIX: KNITTING; finish my YOWZA shawl for myself--I gifted three so far--
and make some more socks as my two pair are showing wear...

THEN: I'm just not able to open my "drawer of shame" or riffle through my hanging pieces as--
in keeping with
                                    2016 's: "Julierose, the Medical Issues Years"

 (wait for it.................now that my eyes are so much better I....(Aaaaargh):
 I threw my back out yesterday a final insult to end up 2016!!)

But I think you get the idea--After Connor's big quilt, I will be not making any big quilts
this year (now, don't email me --if, well, if I do after all .......hahaha)

This will be the year of table runners, lap quilts, dolly quilts for my two little grandgirls,
small wall hangings and place mats, napkins  etc etc...

I may even learn how to FINALLY put in a zipper (be still my heart!!)

I am joining in with quilting jet girl on 17 finishes in 2017 (even though I don't list 17--figures!!)

hugs and

                                           HAPPY    NEW    YEAR
                     to all of you, my wonderful, generous and faithful followers...
                                           you all give me such JOY


ALSO the biggest thing is to USE UP MY STASH FABRICS!!!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

NEW YEAR'S MAGICAL SPIRIT

                                      My latest attempt at colorbook shading..

I see her as the Spirit of Peace for all of our world
in the coming year....

hugs and
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY FAITHFUL BLOGGING FRIENDS...

Julierose, La Blageuse (coloring-euse)

Friday, December 23, 2016

HEARTFELT TIDINGS TO YOU ALL

"THE HOLIEST OF ALL HOLIDAYS ARE THOSE KEPT BY OURSELVES
                                 IN SILENCE AND APART,
                                       THE SECRET ANNIVERSARIES OF THE HEART."

                                                      Henry Wadsworth Longfellow "Holidays"

It is with a grateful heart that I send you, all my blogging friends, this  warmest of wishes....
thank you for all your commenting, emails, and general uplifting support,
 and helpful---- just "being there" for me.

Hugs from Julierose, your Blageuse
 [now almost "eagle-eyed" ;)))  ]