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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, January 8, 2019

ATHENE & SNOWBALLS

                         WOW--this Athene amaryllis is:
                                             Pure white with yellow and dark green interior ..

                                            Much longer stemmed than my Red Surprise one

                                                               
And here is the second stem on Red Surprise:


                            Looking like F I V E  M O R E  flowers to come...;}}}}}}
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On the quilting front..................

Here is a view of my latest trial block....
When I spied these on  Monday Making at Love, Laugh Quilt and
                                        I   totally.
                                                         absolutely,
                                                                               fell in love with these

                                                        AMISH SNOWBALLS...

                     (I MOVED TO:SQUIRREL "CITY",
                                    DROPPED  EVERYTHING AND
                                                       HAD TO MAKE THIS ONE.)
Know what I mean...???

I have a load of solids ............................
(don't ask me why I even bought them as I've NEVER used them
in any project...--well, need I say more about buying fabrics??
I THOUGHT NOT lol)

And I thought--well, this is definitely a good way to finally try out solids...

                 [Every time I look at my block, I search for a print...hahaha]

Here is the 2nd block set up...they are really fun to make...and non-stressful....

I am using my Accuquilt 3.5" die to cut the squares...so that makes it easy on my
shoulders and arms and hands...and my triangle die for the flippy corners....

I do have to iron the heck out of the fabrics since they've been folded for
SO    L O N G 
and are very creased ....
so am trying hard 
to let THE IRON  do the work and not 
pressing down so hard that I
 strain myself...
trying is the operative word here...;0000
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On the Pomegranate front...
I am only allowing myself to hand quilt on Sundays now...so it is:

S L O W S U N D A Y  stitching with Kathy.....

Hugs, on
Another gray, rainy, raw day here....
 Julierose, La Blageuse (throwing snowballs-euse)


11 comments:

  1. Your flowers are gorgeous. I like the snowballs. I should try them.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your flowers. So uplifting to see something organic. Here it is quite windy and 20 degrees. I'm sure the feels like is 0 or below.
    Love your snowballs! I have used prints for my snowballs, (see the banner du jour), so I know how fun they are to make. Keep up the good fight.
    Hugs

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  3. That white amaryllis is gorgeous. Those snowballs look so nice too.

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  4. Athene is so gorgeous! And it is lovely to see more red ones coming too.

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  5. Wow the amaryllis love their special spot in your home. Both are very pretty.

    The Amish snowballs look like a fun block. Great way to use up those solids.

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  6. Guess what! You’ve just thrown me a curved snowball, a little squirrel rolled up in a ball. I guess I’ll have to chase it.

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  7. Such pretty flowers! I love the Amish snowballs. Solids give this blocks a whole new look and I like it!

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  8. Nice colour combinations with those snowballs Julierose.

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  9. Hi Julierose omg your flowers are so pretty,love the Amish snowballs,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

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  10. Your snowball blocks in solids are striking, lovely.
    Amaryllis are fabulous aren't they. I have a white, very similar to yours, and a coral and white. Right now my son is 'babysitting' them and doing a good job of it.
    I do miss them. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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