Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Marginalia: a Quilty 365/6 Project


Here's my October circles. 
I discovered I love maple bacon potato chips, dug the last of my potatoes and onions, picked some brussel sprouts after frost which makes them sweeter and ate a bunch and processed a bunch, picked the last of the broccoli and made some yummy broccoli - cheese soup (twice) , missed the grandparent's day ice cream social because my grandson had to have a tooth pulled that was giving him great pain, celebrated my granddaughter's 12th birthday on Halloween, brought in the houseplants from the deck, dealt with the nuts at work, played in the leaves, decided I need to retire sooner than later (maybe Dec 31 instead of March 30????) , felt really, really blah a couple of days, started assembling my spool quilt, finished a chevron and quilt of valor quilt, my sons fixed the metal fireplace chimney and a leak in the roof, found a possum in the cat food and a mouse under my bed (again), made a couple of trips to Iowa City (an hour away) with my husband for follow up Dr. appointments and Oh, Dem Bones, Dem Bones...my husband's leg bone is connected to his jaw bone! (But he's doing well.  We were just there again today for an appointment but don't have to go back again for another month. Wooohoo. That's a long trip there and back for a 15 minute visit - especially when I'm driving and not doing hand work or reading a book! )


I started my circles on November 4, 2015 so tomorrow is my last day and I will have a complete year of circles and marginalia.   I will assemble them in date order 18 x 21 which means I need 12 more circles to even things out.    "Marginalia"  has ten letters for ten circles and a little dot before and after will make 12. 

Stay tuned. 

And if you want to see what other quilty 365 projects are circling around out there click on over to Audrey's Quilty Folk blog and the November Quilty 365 Linkup. 

12 comments:

gayle said...

I'm so impressed that you've still kept up your circles despite all the stuff going on in your life! You deserve a medal! Or ice cream!
Or both!

Quilting Babcia said...

I do love your vegetable prints. Looking forward to seeing your completed top.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Omigosh, what an awesome post!!!! Congratulations on nearing the very end of your circular journey. Cannot wait to see your layout! (Hear, Hear to the December 31 plan)

Mystic Quilter said...

I'm not surprised you feel like taking an rely retirement- what a time you've been having!!! Congratulations on completing a year of circles.

Béa said...

Congratulations on completing your year of circles !

Kaja said...

Congratulations on completing (and on keeping going for the whole year!)I still love your take on this; if anything would persuade me to make more circles it would be the idea of a diary-based piece like this.

P. said...

Maple bacon potato chips?! Where?! (Is there really such a delicious thing?) About your circles, though, it's awesome that you really do have a story or memory for each one. Congratulations on being almost finished with them, too.

Vic in NH said...

Loved to see your April fool's Day block on top of the stack! So glad to hear that your DH is on the mend and doing better and better. I totally agree that maple/bacon potato chips sound amazing.

Ann said...

It's been a treat to watch yours develop. Love the background, the funny fabrics you've used and the writing on each. How clever of you!

Warm Quilts said...

I have enjoyed seeing the 365 quilt squares on various sites. I love your diagonal cut background and your choice of fabric to match the circles. Congratulations on making it to the finale!

Angie said...

Cool idea to spell out "Marginalia" in your extra circles! I'm going to need some extra circles, too, but I haven't decided what they will be.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

I think your circles are the most fun of all! I love how you used them as a fabric journal of your year. Great job!