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

Friday, January 29, 2016

Quilty 365 - January, etc.

Hello! I'm back, I've had severe migraines for the past two weeks, it slows me downs. Bummer.
excuses, excuses...
Here are my Dots for January.

For Audrey's Quilty 365 sewalong. Audrey's post and link up to see everyone else's Circles: click HERE
This month I made sure I was ready for her 1st of the month Linky. [
It took me two sewing days to catch up this time.
The final days aren't sewed in this photo. I try not to work ahead, and will leave these pinned in case my actual days' experiences demand different dots.

I've been enjoying collecting script , text, punctuation, and journal fabric for the backing squares. They reference that this is indeed a diary.

I still write every day in my little go-with book. "Chores, sewing, walked Mo. Errands. Tedious. Lonely." Hahaha. No one is going to cherish this account 200 years from now.
This is  my little box I keep my blocks in. I guess I need another or bigger box.

Here are all my blocks so far. If I counted right I have done 87 Dots. Feb 1st will be Day 88.

I have been focusing on Pokeberry too. It started out well, but I feel bogged down now by all the many more hand appliques and embroideries that are still to be done after seams are sewed. It's much harder to sew out in the center of a large background. And I hate to embroider, loathe it.

Here are my indoor flower bulbs at almost 3 weeks.

I think they're wonderful! Quite a show this year!

So much beauty and joy and springtime happiness with so little effort. Just the remembering to pick up the paperwhite bulbs in the fall, when I buy my mums and pumpkins.

If all goes as planned my thrifting friend will visit me this weekend. We may go to the indoor flea. Wish us happy hunting.

What are you up to, staying in or getting out?



gone to the beach.....

Our bench!

a finer diary quote:

 "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year."

R W Emerson