June One Monthly Goal

You might have seen my post Sunday on pulling off my May OMG in the final hours.  I got it done with four hours remaining before the link up closed.  I hemmed and hawed over whether I wanted to even try to finish it.  I might have even said that I never win anything, though that isn't the reason for setting the goal.  My husband urged me to spend the time to get it done, I got it linked up, and I actually won a prize! 

In case you missed it, here is the current progress on my For the love of geese quilt.  Each of those little units takes me about 15 minutes to sew.  I like sewing it because there is a lot of up and down and constantly doing different things instead of just sitting, so it keeps me engaged.  
My June goal is to get the next ring sewn, along with the center units.  Here are the fabrics I will be using for the next ring.  I'm trying to use all the colors!

I quilted another king sized quilt this week for my client Nakeetah.  The quilt pattern is from Missouri Star and I quilted a loopy meander all over it.  

I feel like we could use more beauty in the world, so I'm sharing lots more pictures from my yard.  I don't have much blooming right now.  Weirdly, almost everything that is blooming is purple.  I've lost so many plants since last year.  I guess the rodents don't like the purple ones?  I do have a lot of catmint in the lower garden, but I didn't walk down there to get a picture. Also, my lilac didn't bloom this year.  Anyone else have that happen?

Here are my clematis in bloom.

The one non-purple plant is this Stella de Oro daylily.  
I am looking for a buyer for my long arm machine.  I am very motivated to sell since I have a new machine on order.  If you or someone you know is interested, please contact me for more details.

Linking with For the love of geese and My Quilt Infatuation.


  1. Congratulations on your OMG win! Your geese are so beautiful and I love the colors you've chosen for your next ring. I have a question about the clematis. Do you cut it back all the way to the ground each year? I have clematis growing up a pair of trellises that I am afraid to touch because it blooms so beautifully each year, but all the dead vegetation from previous years really detracts from it. I am just afraid that if I cut that stuff away I might kill the plants?

  2. This will be amazing. And congrats again on winning for May! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

  3. First let me say I love what you are doing with the colors. Since I don't have lilacs I can comment but I do have wisteria and it was very slow to produce leaves this year. The norm would be that its blooming by now but it's not. My Mimosa tree has not bloomed yet either, not even a hint on either. It has to be the strange weather everyone is experiencing. The quilting looks wonderful on your customer quilt, she did a great job too. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down. Congrats on your win. BTW, your stitching on For the love of geese will fly by now.