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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.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021


My first round of green crumb blocks.
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I sewed them into one big 
vertical block,
then sub-cut it into 2.5" 
then into squares, 
then separated them with this
lovely  pink hand dyed fabric that
has been languishing in my 
stash forEVER :)))

The strips are not sewn 
together as yet; just in
a holding pattern until
I can decide what I want
to do with them????
[They could also be sewn into
one long border strip...]
My strains have begun to heal
so that I can move around 
more now--

Tom took me for a ride to 
get McCoun apples--
( I am planning on a fresh
apple pie for the weekend)
--and then I sat here
and read
in our favorite walking park 
while he took his
walk for the day...

It was so wonderful to get OUT
and ABOUT a bit...even if
I couldn't as yet join in 
on that
Soon I hope....
I am calling this diamond painting:
"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
I really love how it is 
coming out.

Cooking School

We are having leftover 
Chicken and Rice Casserole for
dinner tonight --I sat helped
Tom put it together...
By the time this is over he will be a 
Master COOK..👍😁

Hugs, Julierose
La Blageuse
(feeling better-euse)



  1. Glad to hear you're improving That looks like a lovely spot to sit and read. The alternating pink is really a nice color and contrasts with the other little blocks well.

  2. Your pink and green block has a 'preppy' vibe to it. LOVE it! Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. It looked like a beautiful day to read in the park. And cooking school sounds fun :)

  3. I'm so pleased you are able to sit and do a bit of sewing now, things must be slowly improving for you, I hope. And lovely to get out and about in the fresh air, it's always such a pick me up, I feel. Fresh air, sunshine, and pretty surroundings, what could be nicer!

  4. I am so glad you are all around better! Out for apples, a watching/ walk!, planned pie. Dinner sounds good..
    Your project is very pretty.

    Keep up the good healing.


  5. I'm caught up on your posts, Julierose. So sorry your sciatica is still causing pain and discomfort. Hopefully for not longer. I have no idea what to tell you to do for this except rest, I guess.
    Meanwhile, I really like the pinks in those scrappy blocks. You do know though that you won't be able to completely get rid of scraps. In my sewing room, they just accumulate, on and on, no matter how much I try to use them in my various projects. Oh well. Take care now.

  6. Always good for everyone to know their way around a kitchen. I'm waiting on rice to finish cooking - to go with the chicken tikka masala. Glad you are healing.

  7. Glad you are starting to feel better! So nice to get out for some fresh air, even if you can't move around like usual. Chicken and rice casserole is one of my faves!

  8. Those crumb blocks are so pretty with the pink alternate squares. So good to hear that you are finally beginning to overcome the pain issues and are on the way to healing.

  9. I like your crumbs mixed in with that pretty pink hand dyed fabric, Julierose! Glad you were able to get out and about and find a lovely place to sit and read. Homemade apple pie sounds yummy!

  10. It sounds like you're feeling better! I love your crumbs project. The Santa diamond painting is coming out so nicely! It's nice to have your husband help out with the cooking. Such a help for you!

  11. Glad you are improving and out and about. Apple pie, yum. The pink is such a nice contrast with your little pieced squares.

  12. Glad you could get out.it helps the spirit heal. Good job Thom in cooking. Your blocks are pretty

  13. Apple pie sounds yummy! Glad to hear you are improving a bit. Sitting reading in the park sounds nice to me, but I hope you will be able to enjoy a walk soon too.

  14. Your leftover dinner sounds delicious. It's nice to get out while the weather is so nice. Enjoy! Your crumb sewing looks interesting.

  15. Love your crumb blocks! The pink sets it off so well! That Mommy kissing Santa piece is adorable! Well done you!

  16. So happy to hear that you're feeling somewhat better. Slow and steady!! Just don't try to do too much and set yourself back. We've made two trips to apple orchards in the past week - we went to our normal one and got Paula Reds and Honey Crisps and then someone told us about another (much cheaper!) orchard so we came home with Ambrosia's and some Spy's. Our favourites are the Honey Crisp and Ambrosia, but I have a soft spot for spy's because I grew up eating those. The Paula Reds got made into applesauce.

  17. Ooh, I love that pink with your green blocks!

  18. Glad to read you're feeling a little better right now, and I do like your little crumb quilt. Dinner sounds very tasty, it's good when the husband can cook!!


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