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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.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

I LIKE NO. 6

I like to make little "salt and pepper" table decorations for everyday.
my bleeding hearts make a perfect bouquet filler for the 
leftovers of my birthday flowers .....

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I like (love) how my ferns have taken over this border by my front walk.....and
just filled it to bursting...

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I like this idea I saw online ("Polka Dot  Chicken" blog)  she has the cutest
 ideas for displaying her stitcheries...

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                              My old-timey (lol) kitchen clock that is plenty BIG ENOUGH 
                                                               for us to read!!;)))

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                                         My wonderful double door fridge---
                                                                 really love this...so much space.....

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                                             I love watching "Agatha Raisin" on Acorn...
                                                         and I like her hairdo, too....

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And finally...................
 Remembering ...................

                                     This picture of my Mom making her First Communion
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Linking up with Lee Anna's today for :

LA PAYLOR's Not Afraid of Color blog

Hugs, Julierose, La blageuse (remembering-euse)

Monday, May 27, 2019

DESERT DREAMS OJOS

                 I've begun working on these tiny little string pieces.....
                          I have moved on to my 
                               smallest squares of papers now
                                              only 3.5".

                           Along with these leftover triangles 
                        (from a failed Broken Dishes project...)
                         which make perfect corners for my 
                                        Desert Ojos...

I just cannot seem to stop making these string blocks, people!

I keep on telling myself ............
it's time to move onto another project--

                              and then, BAM! 💫💣👀👀

I sit down at my machine and those little squares 
just jump under my needle..

                         Perhaps this "EYE" has cast its spell over me.
                         It sits on my shelf overlooking my machine....

[Conjuring up images of Desert Palms, 
Oases, Arabian horses,
shimmering sands....]

And so it goes....
hugs, Julierose,
La Blageuse (dreaming of desert nights-euse)








Sunday, May 26, 2019

FLAGS FOR MEMORIAL DAY....

                   My large white Iris has bloomed today......
                            my Grand-mere always referred to Irises as 
                                                      "Flags"...


                     This lone purple flag joined the flowering
                                       --see the buds....

                             HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY TO ALL MY USA FOLLOWERS.....

                                May we all remember and be thankful for our Veterans' sacrifices....

Hugs, Julierose, La blageuse (grateful-euse)

Thursday, May 23, 2019

I LIKE NO. 5

I like how my Diamond Painting of "Roses" is emerging; each new color
addition brings it further to life....I put on my Pandora and just dot, dot, dot
the drills square by square and it really relaxes me.......

(Whereas, yesterday I sewed a border on backwards!! Taking a bit of a 
respite from machine sewing this week------ ;000  S I G H !!)

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I like how my Bunny Tin, thanks Dawn;))), is still filling up with my 
string blocks...
I think I can eke out a few more pink ones and yellows with
my string orts.....just two a day and they are mounting up.....

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                      I (think...) I like my wonky Maverick Stars 
                          using up the blue 2.5" tie-die squares along
                            with the rest of that countryside fabric....

                       Here's the next one set up to be sewn together....
                               I like that window a lot...
                                   and the "cloudy" fabrics on either side...

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I just love this Yellow House Landscape which is fused and 
then embroidered....
                                Isn't it exquisite???? 
                         Looks windy there....in that dreamscape....

I am reading about the fusing process for embroideries...

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                                          and, finally,  
                                              I Love
                          my new birthday Boston Red Sox throwback hat---

Linking up with  LeeAnna and other "I Likers" this week for our 
weekly gratitudes....

Happy Memorial day weekend to all....

hugs, Julierose, La blageuse....(diamond painting-euse)

Thursday, May 16, 2019

I LIKE NO. 4: MEMORIES

My favorite picture of Thom and me...snapped at my daughter's wedding
by a friend....
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and this photo of my eldest Grandson , too:

                                  So Adorable...;)))💓💝

Those two bookends in the above photos were on my Father's desk at home...
they remind me of him....

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And Dad used to love making  jig saw puzzles; 
he made this one below of a little
girl practicing piano....

and then glued it together and framed her.....he said it reminded him of 
me when I was little...

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And.....
                  My son and his baby girl at the beach for her first visit there...
                          you have to love that chapeau....;))))

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And, I love taking out my Spring table topper--altho' Spring is Waaay
behind this year....
            ("...Spring is here, why doesn't my heart go dancing...)

My Grand-mere's cake plate is full of seaglass that Mom and i collected 
on our shore walks through the years....
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and this one of my daughter (l) and DIL (r) at our celebration of Thom's
80th birthday....

And.....................
Here he is blowing out those decade candles....

Visit LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color blog to see all the 
happiness gathered there...
Hugs, Julierose, La blageuse (off in hexagonia-euse)

Monday, May 13, 2019

MYSTERY MONDAY GIFT

A VERY large box appeared on my doorstep this afternoon.....
From DAWN & JACKY...


                            With these explicit instructions....



                                            
               No 1:     isn't this cute --I don't have one of these....
and.................


                 No: 2  a lovely wine glass.........  and it is wrapped in:


                                     this lovely towel...perfect!! 




HAHAHAHA--songs for all occasions, right???
You two are my own private Thelma and Louise...;))))


A piano keyboard mug rug...how neat...;))))


AND , yes, more 


see.....↓👀👌

Now that our azaleas have faded I'll strew this around to keep my humming 
birds here....
[And do you know why they humm...... hmmmm????
  Because they don't know the words. Ahahahaha groan...]
Just couldn't resist....;0000


Oh yes, definitely bling and jewels ;)))))
AND.....................

AND...some pampering pour moi!! 



Thank you both so much--what a wonderful array of gifts on this gray day...

You guys are the best....hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse (grateful-euse)

Sunday, May 12, 2019

RAINY MOTHER'S DAY SEWING...

Slow sewing while watching Red Sox waiting for our steaks to grill...
My family celebration was yesterday up at my son's home....
I turned 76 today...now officially over 3/4's of a century young!! :)))

go and visit Kathy on her :
                              Slow Sunday Stitching link up and 
see how many of us sewist Moms are doing our handworks...

hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse (visiting Hexagonia again-euse)
linking with Em's Scrapbag quilts party....

Thursday, May 9, 2019

I LIKE NO. 3

                                                                NEFERTITI
A diamond painting present from my husband.....this one has some 
special sparkley diamond drills in it....I love the colors--so rich...
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                                This cute mosaic little Christmas tree...
The only mosaic I've worked on previously, was the Valentine's
                                 heart mug rug for hubster...I'd like
to give this one a go.....
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I do like to wander the beach collecting shells; soon it will be warm
enough to add to my collection...this old pie plate belonged to my
                            Grand-mere--isn't it just lovely?
Situated here on her old marble-topped chest in my front hall with a few
dried roses from a Mother's Day bouquet.....
and a little shell box that my
daughter gave me...I usually fill it with special chocolates for these two:


                                           Fi and Willa....I always
find a new hiding place for it and they go searching 1st thing when they
stop for a visit....what fun ;)))))
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I love our two new hollies on either side of our garage door entrance...and want
to plant some daffodils around them this Fall to ward off marauding deer....;000
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Stash diving brought this oldie to light:↓
I found this old square that I made eons ago--I don't even know HOW I made it....it looks
like some kind of inset work, but.......................................
it had gotten hidden away in a WIP box; 
don't you love unearthing things like this? 

I recall buying just 1/4 yd of each of these fabrics--that was when we had a fabric
store close to hand...really miss that store...

I am linking with LeeAnna this morning and being grateful for another beautiful
day.....
                                                 Wonderful morning view....

Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse (grateful-euse for all my blessings)

(or as Mom would say: "Better to be looking down on the grass instead of
looking up at it!" So typical...lol)