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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.

Monday, March 12, 2018


Here's where I left off almost 2 weeks ago now......

I don't want to clean up the mess because I was RIGHT IN THE 
MIDDLE , ya know?

All the cut strips in the
grays and browns....

W A I T I N G...

Little end pieces ready to fill the corners.....W A I T I N G.....

The last sewn strip--with Helga sighing and  W A I T I N G >>>!!!

Still not completely ready to begin again....S * I * G * H * ....

Here is my Paper Crafting corner...
which I have been trying to  organize...
in the meantime, (in between time--during snow time--
I mean REALLY??? ANOTHER Nor'easter tonight??) ;~(((

Where I  can sit and gaze at the falling snow--O Joy!! ๐Ÿ™ˆ
Love love love my IKEA cart....

Just loaded with S T U F F

And this is just part of my

scrapbook and

journaling STUFF, stuff and

MORE Stuff....jostling my fabric 
STUFF for space in my small room...

Just sayin'--;ooo

Here are a few pages out of my illustrated recycled magazine journal.....
This is SUCH fun to do....

AND ...

I have always kept a written journal, but this is a new venture to try to
illustrate my days...just the daily grind...the usual round, same old same old
BUT...somehow when you put a whole week's worth of doings on a two-page spread it really takes on new meaning...
("I'm as restless as a willow in a "snow" storm..I'm as jumpy as a 
puppet on a string, I'd say that I have Spring Fever, but I {really really} 
know it isn't Spring...." File under songs for all occasions...)

And just to add a note:  I hate this Daylight Savings Time switch every year...
I am not hungry or sleepy at the normal times...aaargh...
am I a bit restive
You betcha...:*-}}}
Hugs (and congrats if you got through all of this one!!) 
Julierose La Blageuse (really balgeuse-ing today)  


  1. Your workshop looks like mine! I like to sew, quilt, knit, crochet, use my silhouette cameo for making greeting cards. So my workshop gets pretty messy at times. Yes another nor easter! I am so ready for spring. hugs, lj

  2. You do a great job with your journal. Stay warm :)

  3. You are a very creative gal like Barb! Well I do love that aqua shelving unit - I want one! sandie

  4. Love your scrapbook/journal projects! They're so fun to look at. Stay safe during this, our 3rd, storm! I can't believe we have to put up with another storm. Where is Spring???

  5. Looks like mine with all the 21\2 inch squares! Plus other projects. Did get some into small totes. Stay safe hugs

  6. I hate the time change too! I love your picture boards, they look so neat. Hugs,

  7. Love your setup. I do best in a mess๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  8. Are you having enough hours sleep I ask!!! You have been busy and I like the way you're set up both for sewing and your paper crafting -love the Ikea turquoise cart - very envious!! They cost a fortune here in New Zealand.

  9. That cart is so cute. Rest up girl.those projects will wait


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