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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, December 29, 2020

FOREST FLIGHT, et al

 

Here is the back of Night Flight

AND
↧↧↧↧
The Geese are flying through
the forest; I love
how this set up!!
;)))
(click to enlarge)



Feathers flying on this Goose....

There are 176 geese
in total;
I have quilted :
Twelve so far;
SO
There are
164
left
👀💖💖👀
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This morning Tom and I went to Big Y
grocery shopping...
Not many people taking advantage of
the senior early hours today...

I found a lovely corned beef and
they also had pork chops...

We also got ourselves
a nice big store made
Pizza for tonight's dinner...
SO
I will make us a big salad 
to go with...
:)))

It's been what seems like 
FOREVER
since we've had pizza...
Y U M !!
;)))

Hugs from very damp and raw
SE CT 
on this partly sunny morning
Julierose
La Blageuse
(hand quilting-euse)







Monday, December 28, 2020

GEESE QUILTING, et al

 

I am all set up to do
hand quilting on "Night Flight"
Geese....

I am using 
this favorite thread
in black
Presencia Finca
No 8 
Perle Cotton
And
Here are the first three
these are such fun to do...
:)))

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Here are Fiona (R)
and Willa(L)
with their 
American Girl Doll
Quilts.
↧↧↧↧
I guess they were a hit;))))

Fiona is sporting a
new hairstyle from
her previously really
long "do"..
Her Mom did a super cutting job,
don't you think???
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AND
Here are my daughter Candice's
four
on Christmas Day



Left to Right: 
Greg, Cassidy, Connor and Steven

Oops .... 
;000
and don't forget 
"Libby" --photo bombing
on the floor ;)))

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We all had a family 
ZOOM 
gathering, 
hosted by my daughter,
for an
hour's chat and
catch-up
on this crazy 
Christmas ...
We are all hoping that next year we can gather
in person...

Hugs from my home to yours,
stay safe 
it's still out there...
;()
Julierose, La Blageuse
(quilting geese-euse)













Thursday, December 24, 2020

TEST FLIGHT

 

Testing testing---
123---
testing.

FOR
"Night Flight"

Santa's not the only one 
flying tonight...
;)))

I thought this bird in flight
fabric would be perfect with
The Geese
Under the Moon

and
I wanted to pick up the mauve colors
and
the black colors 
on the Geese..

I will have to add more of the star
fabric stop border
to the ends 
of the bottom two borders


FIRST I will applique the moon
That will be step #1...

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I am afraid it will be a windy, wet night for us here in the 
Northeast with a big storm on our doorstep...

We are hoping that there will not be
power outages....
but 
We are prepared with plenty of gas for our
generator if we do lose power
overnight...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS
TO YOU ALL

HUGS,
Julierose
La blageuse
(testing-euse)







Sunday, December 20, 2020

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.

 

Wanda of "Exuberant Color" blog
posted her
KRINGLA 
recipe
for us.

It is SOOOO GOOOOD>😋😋

Here is my first attempt at making these
Rolling out little strips...

Forming into 
Figure 8's
(uh sort of....)

And finally

TAH>>>DAH>>>
💝💝💝
Out of the oven

So very yummy....

What a lovely Christmas
Gift, WANDA,

💖💖THANK YOU💖💖

(My husband already
ate three!!)
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We wish you all
a wonderful
CHRISTMAS
💕
a happy and healthy
NEW YEAR,
💕
And may we all
move forward into
2021
with Happy Hearts...
💕

Hugs from the Frozen North here,
brrrr....

Julierose, La Blageuse
(baking-euse)









Friday, December 18, 2020

ALMOST A FLOCK, et al

 

I have two more rows to get these
all together...
(click to enlarge all pix)

I am having to pin ALL
the intersections as
(hmm-- strangely enough)
not all Geese are exactly 
the same size--
Who knew??
 hahaha

I have begun thinking about 
the top and the bottom
areas....

Here are the starts to my little
Marsh log cabins they are
taking flight over
↡↡↡↡
The batik I had to cut from
left over scraps--
some I had to cobble together
to make a strip long enough...

and the bird fabric has been
in my stash for a long while;
I really cannot recall 
why
I got it--
funny how that happens;
And....
It is perfect for this project ;))
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I am planning on seeing if this
will be the next round

I have been trying out 
each fabric round first
to see if I like how it looks--

My centers are this marshy-grassy fabric
Another long-standing resident
in my stash ↧↧↧↧
Thank you Lizzy 
for your Marsh suggestion ;))

It sparked all this 
whole fabric
pull
(Lizzy blogs at "Gone2thebeach").
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I am using this older  book
for my method.

The first log cabin I ever made
was from this book...

I enjoy her strip method
It involves a lot of cutting
so I am only doing one round 
per day on this pile of log cabins...

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We received 8-10" of the "white stuff"
And it drifted a whole lot 
in the 35-40mph winds...
 H E L L O
W I N T E R
👀👀😦😦👀👀

I hear my oven beeping ..
So I will run in to turn 
over my homemade
croutons..
(ummm they smell heavenly!!)



See you all later,

Hugs from my 
Winter Wonderland
Julierose, La Blageuse
(flying with 
the geese-euse)








Monday, December 14, 2020

FLYING SOUTH FOR THE WINTER...

 

They are meeting up for their 
flight
tonight.
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I have 11 rows ready to be
trimmed up and sewn together...

I am still debating if I want separator
strips every couple rows...

ALSO:
Is it 
wide enough 
for a lap quilt...
[4.5"x11=49.5"]

{but maybe just borders...}
Hmmmmm

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Now,
for the upper portion 
and 
lower portion of this quilt.

I know they are soaring 
toward
the 
MOON..

And I want some kind of log cabin 
{over the dark ocean}

 or house blocks for the bottom
for them to fly from...
??????
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In the meantime....

I am awaiting a couple light 
low volume prints
in the mail..
and
will be searching for
more in the coming weeks...

Hugs from a faraway place, 
Julierose, La Blageuse
(deep in thoughts-euse)
😷





Friday, December 11, 2020

NEW SKEINS and GOOD NEWS

 

More Geese
have joined 
the flock....

And some stragglers
came on board, too...

I tried setting some flying
east-west, but
I didn't like the effect...

Looks like they all want to 
fly one direction
so far.

I have quite a few more to make
Three groups are set up for tomorrow...

{Can you hear them honking ?
Cheering their fellow flyers onward.}


I am so low (almost out)
of light colors 
(both prints and solids)
for the centers
of my geese;
so I've sent for a few more 
fabrics today...
They are pastel type solids..

I have only a small pieces of light blue
and an almost- pink.
😞😥😧
How did I get this low?

I do have some WOW's;
but am saving them for another
project next year...

I guess I have to do some more
shopping --
[gosh darnit! ]
:)))

Most of my fabrics 
are darker
colors...


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I am happy to report that my husband's
Covid Test came back
Negative...

P H E W !!

We're thinking
it must have been a 
bonchial infection.

At any rate, he is feeling 
a lot better
today..
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Hugs from far afield,
Julierose,
La Blageuse 
(grateful-euse)




Wednesday, December 9, 2020

STRAGGLERS, et al

 
THESE ARE THE 
GOOSEY STRAGGLERS

[they will be "fit in" after
I make the last four sets...]

 I seem to have 
made more scraps
 all in the form of 
↡↡↡↡
Little cut off 
TRIANGLES
{I see another project ahead}

AND
A few more have 
joined my flock

I have four more sets to sew
and then I will see how these will
all go together.....
("Flying by the seat of my pants" )
hahaha

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I hope you are all well
staying healthy and safe
😷
FYI:
We are in quarantine here
as my husband (who has
been sick for over a week
with sore chest, congestion
and a hacking cough)
was tested for Covid on Monday...

He doesn't seem to be worsening,
but we are keeping a close watch...

Hugs
Julierose, La Blageuse 
(with my nurse's cap on-euse)
👵👀







Sunday, December 6, 2020

MY FLOCK IS GROWING

 

Geese are flocking on my design wall.

I have been working on these for a week now...
and they are beginning to mount up...
I want to begin adding other fabrics as
this layer cake is all used up...
Picking fabrics from other lines 
is always difficult for me...
{See me messing up my
stacks of fabrics searching
for ones that will go}
👵👀👀👀

AND

I have a few more set up here 
↧↧↧↧
I will be working on these today...

and my collection  
of butterflies 
is growing

[sorry for the dark picture]
AND....

My son Jeffrey sent a picture of his 
decorated tree
Isn't this beautiful???

Kinda makes your heart sing...💖👯

AND
See that tree skirt? 
 
I made that for them...
One of my favorite projects...;)))

Hugs from SE CT on this early Sunday morning..

Stay safe and wear your masks, ladies
😷
it's still out there...

Julierose, La Blageuse 
[Geese-making-euse]








Saturday, December 5, 2020

DID MY PHOTOS FLY AWAY WITH THE GEESE???

 


                                                      Here are the latest Flying Geese

                                   I am using the rest of the layer cake that I "bit into" 

                                                    for Starry-Eyed Jack...;)))

                                          These are the only two photos that would
                                                 print from my phone...it seems that
                                            I have to add the camera shots to the album
                                              in order to have them print on my blog 
                                                                   S  I  G  H
                                                  *************************************
                                                                  
Pouring rain here; expecting it to turn to snow as outside temps drop off a
cliff--temps began at 45 this morning and now it is 39 degrees...
down down down we go...
At least not like my son Jeff's in MASS--14" of snow expected...who--eee
I guess Winter is here...

AND BLOGGER WILL NOT LET ME PARAGRAPH AND SPACE AS I WANT TO...
                                                           S   I   G   H    
                                                           ðŸ‘€ðŸ‘¹ðŸ˜’😷

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Tonight we will be having my Chicken and rice casserole that I put together
this morning...fingers crossed that the power doesn't go down, as the wind is
beginning to really ramp up....

Hugs from under my umbrella, Julierose, La Blageuse
                                                    (Goosey Goosey Gander-euse)


Friday, December 4, 2020

WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS

 
My very first wall quilt...
I put this up for Christmas every year

A little table topper I made
last year  
Love those little Santas...
My Christmas postage
lap quilt

My favorite Japanese Christmas
print...I couldn't cut it apart--
it hangs on my Grand-mere's 
marbletop chest
that sits in my front entryway...

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I turned off my computer for an hour;
then I couldn't sleep, 
as the fact that I couldn't
add photos really bugged me...

I have no idea what I did..
or turning off the computer did...???

but they are uploading
fine now....
Perhaps now I will be able
to get some sleep;000

[thanks to all of you who commented
offering help...]
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We definitely need:
 "A Little Christmas Right Now" ;)))

Hugs from far away
Stay safe as cases
are soaring
:()
Julierose, La Blageuse 
(and evidently a computer maven-euse? hahaha)










Thursday, December 3, 2020

QUESTION TO COMPUTER GURUS OUT THERE...

 I cannot add any photos to my blog all of a sudden...

Does anyone know why and/or how to fix this problem 

In English??? ;)))

Thanks  Julierose

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

MY LITTLE TREE, ET AL

 
Here is my little tabletop tree ...

 The other night we looked out of our  window and 
saw : 

Full Moon 
So lovely
So mysterious and haunting...


Here is my little  tree in the dark
of night
It has those glowing lights that
alternate colors...
💑💓

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I have been working on my next butterfly
after mailing off the two Butterfly
American Girl Dolly quilts to
my grandaughters today...

I love the outline shape of this one...
so lacey and delicate...

I am finding this embroidery very 
relaxing...
I am happy that I have 3 more left
to finish up as these pre-stamped
cross stitch embroideries are
hard to find.
Mostly I see "counted cross stitch" which
is not my forte...

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Today was Post Office day and I
mailed out my packages and bought
Christmas stamps for my cards...

Our last grocery trip on Tuesday 
was a bust-- as after our big rain/wind storm,
the store had power outages and
as a result 

NO:
fresh veggies or
Meats
or Deli 
or Dairy!!

So, back I will go on Friday 
(OH JOY!!)
hoping that they 
will have re-stocked by then...

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I hope you are staying well,
Hugs from far away,
Julierose, La Blageuse
(prepping for Christmas
and trying to keep 
my spirits up-euse)