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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.

Friday, June 5, 2020

BLOOMS AND BUTTERFLIES, ET AL

                      My favorite Iris finally bloomed in our light rain last night..
                   Just love all those ruffle-y bits...and that tinge of yellow..

                       My Japanese Iris are also coming out:
                  And they are quite a different shade of purple-y blue
                                             aren't they???
Here they are juxtaposed ;you can see the two distinct
shades here         ↴↴↴↴
                                                     ;)))) 
I love those little yellow, thin bud wrappings--like tissue papers...


                And:      Tah-Dah- my one peony BLOOMED
                                   looking like vanilla ice cream....
                                                     !yum!

And here is one of my embroidered butterflies to accompany
the flowers..:


 I was out on our deck yesterday working on finishing 
                                this one's
                                      black outlines...
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I finished adding the right side sashes to my BAD project ⇊⇊⇊
   I chose a Moda Basics Grunge in a taupe with gold shots...

Below is a close up of one of my favorite blocks↡↡↡


         This fabric seemed to blend with all the blocks pretty well..

So I cut the rest of the sashings and cornerstones...↴↴↴↴


        the cornerstones  is another Moda Grunge-y one in a pink....
                              
I have never done cornerstones before, so this will be a challenge
putting it all together for me....[fingers crossed]

Today I  sewed the blocks in their final layout rows 
to prepare for tomorrow's cornerstone rows: ↡↡↡
                 Can you find the block I made a mistake on????? 

Somehow, I mis-measured and made it too small...probably on a 
day that i was feeling especially low....;0000
                                         [Hint: it was on the May 24th...]
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I will end here with my lovely Rhodie all  in bloom⇟⇟⇟⇟
             That pink-y violet is a lot more intense in real life; 
                           Our gray skies here today
                                  have toned it down a lot....

We had replanted this on the 
front left corner of our house two years ago 
and then wondered if it would
even "take"-- it had gotten pretty big for transplanting...
Last year we had no blooms and it had 
yellowed, wilting
leaves...
                               Quite a comeback!!;)))

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Tonight we will eat my homemade minnestrone soup 
{this time I added some Cannellini beans to the mix} 
and garlic bread...
I hope you are all staying safe 
Difficult times....
Julierose, La Blageuse (staying busy-euse)

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers...that peony is my favorite. The grudge fabrics you chose for your BAD projects is just perfect. Hope you have a nice weekend!

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  2. Lovely irises. Wow your BAD project is awesome. Love the grunges that you are using.

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  3. Your flowers are beautiful! Iris is so showy.

    You will like cornerstones because that gives you match points when sewing on the long strip.

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  4. Oh wonderful - your ruffled iris is a stunner!!! Vamilla Ice Cream is a good description of the colour of your peony.Have fun with the cornerstones, I look forward to seeing your finished top.

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  5. Your flowers are just gorgeous! I love all the ruffles in that iris!!! I don't have any of those...yet. Happy relaxing!

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  6. Your flowers are gorgeous. Cant wait to see your BAD when done.
    I need a few more squares i think on mine.gotta revisit

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  7. Your flowers are gorgeous and so are you snowball blocks! Have a wonderful day!

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  8. So many beautiful flowers, and your snowballs are coming along nicely!

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  9. Love your beautiful ruffled iris. Iris' are such unique flowers. There is just nothing that compares to them. That is my favorite block too. I couldn't find your mistake but I have to admit I didn't look too hard. It just looks so nice all together.

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  10. I have those Japanese Irises and never knew their name until now. Thanks! I had rhodies once but they just never did grow even after transplant. Good luck with the cornerstones.

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  11. That first iris is a stunner (well, they all are, but that one especially!). Thank you for showing your flutter-bye so we can get an idea of how large it actually is - I thought was a LOT smaller!

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  12. Oh that ruffled iris! That is to die for! I love your snowballs too!

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  13. What a luscious peony! So beautiful.

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