I am caught up through July 24 with my appliqued circles.
I started them on November 4. I use 2 strands of embroidery thread to blanket stitch around each circle that represents something in the day of my life. Then I use a micron pen or ultra fine sharpie to write on each block.
In July I made and canned wild black raspberry jam and pickled beets, have been harvesting broccoli, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions. I bought tablets for my grandkids. I've also played a lot of games with the grandkids and this month their new favorite game is UNO. I finished 5 quilts this month - three for charity, one QOV (Quilt of Valor) for bro-in-law and one for me. We celebrated my daughter and youngest son's birthdays.
And then...July 18 my granddaughter tested positive for Lyme disease and the same day her dad (my son-in-law) went into the hospital and was later diagnosed with Leukemia. As a separate problem he had a pacemaker installed because of arrhythmia before he started on his chemo treatments. He's been in the hospital since, my daughter at his side and we have been watching the grandkids (thank goodness school is not in session)... well, grandpa has mostly been watching them but I've also been taking a few days here and there off of work to help out. Then grandpa found out on July 21 that he has a fractured jaw that will involve bone graft surgery. His consultation appointment is Aug 3 (his birthday) an hour away in Iowa City where they do that type of surgery. I think I will soon be taking more than a few days here and there off work. Thank goodness I have a lot of vacation time saved up.
These circles are nice to pick up and work on these hot summer days when I have a few minutes here and there to stop and do a little stitching. The problem is getting them prepped and ready.