I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, July 1, 2016

June Dotty 365

Hi! Oh wow, it's already July! Time to show off the June Dotty 365 circles.

I finished sewing all my Dots this month and am caught up. Yay. June 30 is Dotty 238.

Most of the blocks this month should have been ugly jagged grey/ red/ black, because it has been a difficult time for me, but I tried to find something special about each day.

I still do my written journal too.

Some close ups:
Mo's adoption Day and remembering teaching the kids to ocean swim and surf as toddlers.

A smidge of Ralph Lauren shirting for Father's Day. Red checks for P2 Basket beginning.

Re-connection with a special friend. New flipflops every summer.

Some ugly days, I did want this to authentically represent my life/ year.

Lots of beautiful beach days. Seen from my deck.

A side note: I made the flower circles for P2's Basket block the old fashioned way, with cardboard templates, gathering the seam allowance and starching/ pressing. Maybe it's just me but I don't think these come out any better than the needle-turned Dottys. Though it does maybe make the large ''geraniums'' easier to sew?

Right now thunder is rumbling! Mo thinks it's very interesting.

not Mo! But it could be.
Later: wow, scary!

Have a fun holiday weekend! I'll show you all my little flags and Fourth-y stuff maybe Sunday!

See you then.



gone to the beach...

better times, other years....

See other Quilty 365 projects on Audrey's blog Quilty Folk HERE


  1. I've been using heat resistant Mylar circles and starch for my circles and get a nice edge to them. I do a running stitch that I draw up and then pain the edge with starch as I iron around the circle.

    Love your journal sketch! I've not been keeping one as I figure when I finally sew everything together the circles will be moved around until I'm pleased with the balance.

    Love that starfish print, I have a similar batik print.

  2. Happy 4th of July to you, too, sweet Liz. May each day be one step closer to feeling much, much better. Love! Sue

  3. Oh I am so glad you posted your dots! Your blog was the first one I saw that mentioned and then linked up. I started doing my dots on 1 May of this year. June is done and I am working on July. This is fun! Continue to rest.

    1. The Dots are FUN! Keep going, enjoy.

  4. I love all the cute fabric bits you find for your dots, and I'm impressed you can keep up with that - not to mention all your other projects that require hand sewing! I know resting doesn't come easily for you but I hope you continue, and hope you improve soon. The dot for Mo's adoption day is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Seriously just the cutest! Your dots always thrill me. I like yours the best!

    You are a trooper to get this stuff done :)

    We went to the Hollywood Bowl last night to see Prairie Home Companion. It was the final show with Garrison Keillor. Beautiful evening. Makes me want to get out more often.

    Wishing you a Happy 4th, and hoping for you to feel better.


    1. WQhat a fun show to see in person!Will you go see fireworks? Don t you go sit on a friend's roof or something?

      Im so happy you enjoy the Dots!

  6. Cute circels and nice backgrounds!

  7. I love how your quilts tell stories!

    I know Mo is exhausted from worry. Hoping the snoring doesn't keep you up!

  8. Glad you are staying up on the circle project. I like how yours is so personal. Great way to applique them too!


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