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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.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


                              Ms, Improv Eagle is being thread basted in place.....

That cone of white thread belonged to my Grand-mere...it is just perfect for basting....

                          And that little Depression glass dessert dish was also hers....

(I only have a very few of her things as she broke up housekeeping moving to 
California to live with my Aunt Mildred, Mom's sister when I was a 
young teenager...)

Here is the new thread I purchased for quilting....I just love these colors....
aren't they gorgeous--what a treat....

The good news is.........
Madam is holding pretty still for me while I baste....
{the trade off from pin basting using this method, is my back gets sore from
 bending over so long; but then, afterwards, I don't hurt my 
fingers taking all those pins out ....} 
6 of one kind of scenario I guess.....

A N D 
I have a few SECRET projects that I am working on these days....

Using some of these x-tra butterflies that flew in a few days ago...
across our rocky shoreline.

I have sewn them all using batik fabrics--I really do love batiks a lot....

Plus.....I have sewn a GA-zillion of my favorite 2-sies together, too.--uh
in TWOS..(lol groan)

Oh, look!!
this one flew in over a snowy field...
she must have missed the migration South..
I will have to put her someplace warm....;))))

Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse (secret sewing-euse).


  1. I am looking forward to seeing Ms Eagle finished. That is going to be such a pretty quilt.

    Love those butterflies :)

  2. You have been busy! I agree with you about those quilting threads!

  3. How special to have mementos from your grandmother. Even more fun that you use the dish regularly. Good luck basting Ms. Eagle. I look forward to seeing it in more detail.

  4. Fun projects you have going, pretty batiks!

  5. I have a set of six (still packed) of your green dessert dish. My sis bought them for me at an antique store. We had some growing up - she got that set from Mom.
    I, too, treasure the few items I got from my grandma... a pincushion (knitted by her) a scissors and an interest in making quilts.
    Sew nice that Ms. Eagle is cooperating. Give yourself a break now and then, and your back will thank you.

  6. Such wonderful projects! Love your grandmother's dish. So pretty! You're keeping very busy!

  7. Ms Eagle's colors are fantastic - looking forward to seeing her quilted!

  8. wow you really finished that Eagle quilt fast !
    pretty dish and perfect for sewing tools.

  9. Pretty batiks. Your eagle is looking lovely. Love your thread purchases. Lovely butterflies.


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