Monday, February 29, 2016

Marginalia: A Quilty 365 Project

February Circles

Since Nov 4, 2015 I have been making a circle a day. That's 118 circles if I counted right.  I choose fabric that kind of highlights something from the day, match muslin with fabric for a HST background then buttonhole stitch by hand around each circle. 

In February I:
  •  finished four quilts that were UFOS - Which Way to the Chocolate (hand quilted), Fireworks on the Rails, Wonky Logs and Pentland Crackers 
  • read two books - What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman and The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
  • celebrated three birthdays - son -in-law, dau.-in-law and grandson
  • experienced unusually high winds and unusually high temps
  • celebrated Ground Hog Day, Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day and National Drink a Glass of Wine Day
  • had a sick computer, a sick sewing machine and a sick body
  • enjoyed flock of cardinals for several days and almost ran over 5 deer in the road out front on my way to work at 4:30 a.m
  • gas was down to $1.42 per gallon (I've been keeping track monthly for posterity)
  • gave myself some advice to "stay calm and eat bacon".

On March 1 she will have a Quilty 365 linkup where you can enjoy quite a variety of interpretations of the year long journey. 

12 comments:

gayle said...

I love your quilty journal! (I know I say that every time, but I always mean it!)

Shasta Matova said...

Sounds like a busy month! Sorry about the sick sewing machine, computer and body. None of that sounds good at all. Your circles look great - love the keep calm and eat bacon one!

Ann said...

Good for you. These are lovely and get better as you create more. I'm way behind on mine... Must get busy.

Debbie said...

Can I have a slice of bacon too? I love that! Your slashed backgrounds are looking so good with those circles.

Quilting Babcia said...

Here's hoping March brings some healing. Dark chocolate is a great remedy, for the body at least! Your Quilty 365 project is looking great!

Marly said...

I like your HST backgrounds; the circles look as if they're rolling downhill, especially the third from the right in the fourth row.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Busy month. I love the bacon circle - that drew my eye right away and made me smile.

Cathy said...

Chocolate and bacon. Yep, I knew I loved you for a reason! You had a great month overall, but hope you’re feeling better now.

audrey said...

Keep calm and eat bacon just cracks me up! Sounds like quite a month for you!

Angie said...

Quilting goes better with bacon!

Karen's Korner said...

Some interesting days happening at your place.

Наталья Гортункова said...

Your Quilty 366 project is wonderful!