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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.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

SUNDAY MORNING AFTER

      TWO LITTLE TURKEY-ETTES CAME TO VISIT IN THEIR HANDMADE HATS...
                                                                 Gobble-Gobble Girls ;)))     
                                                                (Willa (L) and Fiona (R)

                      AND BIRTHDAY BOY, STEVEN (now 18--Whoa how did that happen??)

HOME FOR THANKSGIVING FROM UCONN...We had ice cream cake--so only one quick candle or it would've become an  ice cream pudding  lol...
                                           We had a wonderful day...all together..;))))

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And here is the opposite of my "Blue Moon" strip work:

                                                         "MORNING HAS BROKEN"

More leftover strip work...I think I could do strips and squares forever and be happy....

And here are a few more ready to go with this set of colors...

These are all leftovers from other projects that I salvaged; I like that aspect of strip working too.
I have saved the cut off bits and bobs for my Junk Journals--so almost no waste except for slivers too tiny to even glue...makes me happy...:D

I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend and are pleasantly stuffed with turkey and all the fixins'....as we are...

We had leftover sandwiches (Thom had, but of course, a hot turkey sandwich -bread- tower with gravy and I had a cold--with mayo and cransauce--sandwich and just a wee bit of leftover green bean casserole with those now carmelized onions on top--oh heavenly!!)

 Aren't we lucky to be able to enjoy our food and have so much bounty...we are so thankful....

Hugs, on a sunny and chilly "Sunday After"...

Julierose, La Blageuse (still full-euse!!);ooo

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

AND ONE LAST THING....

                                           

Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse (Grand-mere-euse);)))))

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL

                              HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY READERS
                                                             &  FOLLOWERS...

           I hope that you all have a warm and wonderful holiday with family and friends...;))))

I am so thankful that you all comment and follow my quilty and scrappy doings..
I appreciate all your wonderfully positive comments and encouragement...

hugs
Julierose, La Blageuse ( they're all coming to my house-euse   ;oooo.)

Monday, November 13, 2017

BLUE MOON REVISITED

I was able to do a bit of machine sewing today--just 1/2 hour...

I took out this old series from a long time ago and made two more blocks...

Little Fairy Princess and.........................................

                                           BLUE MOON herself....

I think that my mood has been very blue and down as I am not able to do any handwork...just a bit cranky, ya think???
BUT..................these blocks 
really spoke to how I've been feeling......they are on the darker side...
but as I sewed  them together, i felt that they made me feel better....

Do you quilt your emotions?  I guess I do...
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On a brighter note my Cactus has gone overboard
 blooming amazingly....

How gorgeous is that color...I love my Christmas cacti even though they bloom 
early....

Beautiful striations of pinks to cream....with my little gnome peeking out 
 in the background...
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I am going to wait until after Turkey Day to try a bit of hand work....want to really be rested....

Hugs, 
Julierose, La blageuse, cranky-euse! ;(((

Thursday, November 9, 2017

PAPER FUN

Here is my Traveler's Scrapbook (Notebook it's usually called, but I am using it to scrap in).

Fabric and paper sewing, and gluing, and photos----
 and just a mish-mash of fun...
.sewing paper and fabric ruffles on my machine just add to the book's funk-i-ness...   :D

                                                    Here is my Halloween spread begun

And
A few pictures from Fiona's birthday partay food deliciousness....
with bits and bobs cut from a lot of old book pages thrown into the mix...
eclectic scrapping for sure...

                             [Here,I left room to journal about the party on the right hand page...]

                                      (The veggie tray was my contribution to the fun)

       
                    My DIL Lindsay's lovely zinnias...alongside my torn and ink dyed book page....

This page has mushrooms cut from an old mushroom ID book I found at the second hand
bookshop...
aren't they lovely watercolor illustrations? 


Here is Lindsay's handmade Unicorn tower centerpiece--Fiona's party theme was Unicorns...
talk about yummy--ness....

                            AND
                                                 MY SENTIMENTS EXACTLY!!;}}}

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Since my hand sewing and knitting will be on hold until my hands recover, I am working
on my little Scrapbook...I really like the small pages--they are like putting a puzzle 
together....what fun....it is difficult for me to not be working on some sort of project....
and so, I dug out my scrapbooking supplies and photos and went to work...

Hugs,
Julierose, La Blageuse (Scrappy-euse)

Sunday, November 5, 2017

VERY SLOW SUNDAY


My defense against the L O N G E S T feeling day of the year....don't know whether I'm hungry or tired or what....I hate this time change.  At least i get to sleep in longer, i guess.:ooo
Anyhoooooo..............

I have this little corner and one more big block to finish before i can move onto the side triangles...
I am joining in with Kathy and her friends doing some slow stitching by hand...

i also have finally put this one to bed:


Finito...It will be my Christmas table topper this year--finally!! this is from sometime around the 1990's that i began the hand pieced hexagons...

and while I stitch away with two little mint Milano cookies I am savoring this:






New England Harvest Blend
(with 1/2 and 1/2 of course)






in this little beauty:

My Chaleur Van Gogh Irises mug--makes just the right amount...yuuuuum

On this grey and drawn out Sunday afternoon 
                                                        (and is it really only 1:36?? ;000)

I leave you hoping you are slowing down and resting before those Holiday rush, rush, rushing days are upon us....
Hugs,
Julierose, La Blageuse (s l o w stitching -euse)