I had finished my circles up to July 24 when I posted about them last month. Now I have only completely finished up to August 8.
My husband has a broken jaw due to osteoradionecrosis (death of tissue due to radiation he had for cancer). The doctors are going to perform a mandibulectomy and fibula free flap reconstruction (rebuild jaw with his fibula). We have been going to appointments and hour away at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. One of the projects I've worked on during those road trips has been these circles. He is due for a 12 hour surgery and 7-10 day hospital stay on September 29 so I've saved the rest of the August circles and September circles to work on while I'm staying up in Iowa City with him.
My circles are in various states...cut, basted, matched to HSTs.
I feel like almost every block for August should just be those punctuation marks (oh, cuss words!) but I have done a few other things like attended a family reunion camp out (and then came home from the trip to the awful smell of a dead mouse in a house without air conditioning- memorialized by the mouse HST with house circle) , canned spaghetti sauce and salsa, took grandkids school clothes shopping (boy, it sure gets more expensive every year), and watched the grandkids most of August while my son-in-law was in the hospital with leukemia. My sister from CA paid us a visit. I also made a couple of quilts, made some delicious blackberry cobbler and some awesome grilled cheese/tomato/basil sandwiches on homemade bread. And I've used up most of my Tweety "nurses are tweet" fabric memoralizing family medical problems- leukemia (son-in-law), broken jaw (husband), sepsis (86 year old dad), lyme and co-infection bartonella (granddaughter). Oh, and my husband celebrated his 66th birthday (with day long dr. appts. in IA City).
I started my circles on Nov 4, 2015 because I was inspired by Audrey's (Quilty Folk) Quilty 365 idea.