Many of this month's Quilty 365 circles are inspired by Summer Vacation activities. Not that I actually did much in the way of vacation fun, but I was inspired by it nonetheless!
And Pink. Lots of pink inspiration this month - thanks to the color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
I've laid out my blocks to mimic the calendar page for July. I started in early November and I'm up to 270 blocks now.
One reason I didn't have a lot of vacation fun of my own is that I did a lot of dog-sitting so my sons could vacation. Hence the two circles with dog fabrics.
These two circles represent some July milestones. My oldest son went hiking/camping along the Pacific Crest Trail in California. This was his first really long-distance hike (he did about 70 miles) and he came home with a grin from ear to ear! Another milestone was Dear Husband and I celebrating 37 years of marriage. We had a wonderful dinner at a cozy French bistro here in town.
Summer vacation wouldn't be complete without 4th of July fireworks. We had plenty of those, both in New Orleans and at our camp. And we had added patriotic flourishes this year thanks to the presidential primary conventions.
I used lots of pink for this month's circles, but these are some of my favorites. The pink sewing machine marks a Friday night I got to stay home alone and sew! The sunglasses are a reminder of a fun Saturday DH and I had, crusin' the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I always love a good pink flamingo fabric, and one day I just needed some nostalgic pink fabric therapy!
Just a little more than 3 months left for Quilty 365. I plan to keep going until the end, but almost all other hand-stitched projects have come to a halt while I focus on my circle journal. I've been daydreaming about what hand-stitching project(s) I'll focus on next.
There are more Quilty 365 circles at the monthly link-up hosted by Audrey!