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