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OMG-It's June!

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Being away for nearly the whole month of May has made me lose track of time, and it's hard to believe that it's June already.  We don't have many plans for this month, so I'm hoping to get a lot of quilting and stitching done.  My big plan is to finish nine blocks for a Block of the Month I started in 2015.  I had some recipients in mind for the Sand and Surf quilt, but ran out of time and also realized that the gift would not be the most appropriate.  During some digging around in the quilt closet, I ran across the kits and got excited about this quilt again.  I am going to love working on the blue blocks since they seem so summery.  I'm thinking that this will be a gift to my nephew for his wedding but I may have trouble letting it go.


On the stitching front, I'm finishing the pre-stitch for the Virgin Queen box class with Betsy Morgan this weekend at Salty Yarns in Ocean City, MD.  The forecast is for the mid-high 70s with sun, so it should be a beautiful t…

Just Under the Wire

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I mentioned in my last post that May would be a busy month.  We were traveling for most of it and it has taken me a little while to get back into my routine at home.  I'm glad that I chose finishing just two blocks as my One Monthly Goal.  Even with a small goal, I finished just under the wire to be able to link up on Elm Street Quilts.  The seam ripper got a lot of use as some of those half-square triangles were turned in the wrong direction.  I have no idea how that happens when I have the pattern directly in front of me as I'm pinning the pieces together!

I hope everyone had a great month.  I look forward to being more productive in June!

OMG for May

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This will be short and sweet as I've got a lot going on right now.  May will be a busy month so I'm keeping my One Monthly Goal simple.  I'm planning to complete these two blocks for a Block of the Month quilt.  Hopefully, I'll get a little more time in the sewing room this month, but I'm not counting on it.

I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts.  Looks there are some great projects waiting to be done this month!

Another Goal Accomplished

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Just a quick post because I'm off to a retreat with the Delaware Valley Historic Sampler Guild tomorrow.  Everything is packed and ready to go--


--all of the important things anyway.

My One Monthly Goal for April was to complete this baby quilt to donate to my quilt guild's charity. Despite having to remove quite a bit of quilting due to tension issues, I managed to get it done in time to turn in at the meeting last Friday.


I actually accomplished quite a bit in the sewing room last week and reduced the pile of WIPs, but I'll show you those projects later.  For now, I'm linking up to Elm Street Quilts so you can see what everyone else has done this month.

Finished or Not Friday

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Some time ago, I saw Finished or Not Friday posts out in blogland.  At the time, I thought this would be a great motivator to post my work more often.  I lost the link until I saw Patty's post of her beautiful finished quilt today.  
I'm going to start with a small project I finished at the beginning of April.  This is from Little House Needlework's ABC Sampler series.  Someday, this will be finished into a small pillow and displayed in a basket along with the other eight samplers (not yet stitched) in this series.

I'm linking up with Busy Hands Quilts

OMG April

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We have a typical April day here in southeastern Pennsylvania.  It's around 60 but raining.  The perfect day to stay inside and stitch!


I'm keeping my one monthly goal simple this month.  As I looked around my sewing room last week, I had five (!) projects out in various stages of completion in addition to two Block of the Month programs I'm trying to keep up with.   It's time to bring some of these to a finish and I'm planning to devote most of the month to clearing off the various surfaces in the room one project at a time.  My April OMG is to complete the quilting and binding on this quilt that I'll be donating to my quilt guild's charity.  That's also in keeping with my goal to complete and donate six quilts this year.

This was a lot of fun, and easy to piece.  I used the raspberry fabric for the backing and still have at least two yards of it left.  Not sure what I was thinking when I bought that much!  I have enough of the ice cream fabric left to…

OMG Where Does Time Go?

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I had every intention of writing a few more posts this month but, as usual, other things intervened.  I've been busy trying to clean out and organize our basement storage area.  It's cluttered with the things I removed from our children's rooms prior to getting new flooring and having the rooms painted last summer.  At this point, the kids have been through most of their things and decided what they will keep (texting pictures of items to them on a daily basis really helped with this process).  Now it's up to me to box up and store everything.  They were pretty selective so it's not a lot of stuff, but it does require a bit of a time commitment.




This month I had trouble sticking with one project both in quilting and in needlework.  So I accomplished my March One Monthly Goal with just a day to spare.  Turns out I only needed to make four Farm Gurl Vintage blocks to have the 48 needed for the quilt.  The pig and the sheep were fun even though they had a thousand pie…