Monday, June 3, 2013

June Goals

I have become the world's worst blogger when it comes to remembering to bring my camera.  There really is a legitimate reason (I think).  I have downsized my purse.  I have always carried a huge purse that carried everything.  I decided to go with just a small one, but I can't fit much in it ;-(  It is taking a lot to get used to it and I do have to be mindful to grab my camera.

So....I don't have any pictures of the wonderful surprise 40th birthday party we attended for our son this weekend.  I'll have to leave it to your imagination, but the food was wonderful and it was great seeing some of his old grammar school friends again. 

Since it is the beginning of the month, it is time to set some goals.  I have so many UFOs that I could work on, but since it would be fun to have a red, white and blue quilt for 4th of July decorating, that will be first on my list.  This was a block swap back in 2009 (?) and it has remained a top long enough.



Linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes has kept my UFOs being completed this year.  I hope to get more finished this month, but this is my primary project.



June is generally our cool and foggy mornings month.  I am sure it is coming, but the first few days have been delightful.  Everything grows better with a little warmth and sunshine.  This is my strawberry wall.  It is basically for the little ones when they come to visit so you will seldom find if full of strawberries.  It's torture for them to wait until they are red enough to eat.



The pallet keeps the berries off the ground.  I like to replant it every two years to keep the berries nice and big.  This was the year for that task.   

33 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It will be fun to have a red, white and blue quilt for the Fourth of July. Someday for me. I have never seen a strawberry wall. I'm sure the kids love it. I know I make sure and leave some raspberries on the plant at all times for Audrey - she is just thrilled.

Sheila said...

It is a beautiful quilt and well worth putting at the top of your list !

Dora, the Quilter said...

It will be lovely to have a red, white, and blue quilt for 4th of July. And it looks like it will be so much fun to quilt too!
Love your strawberry bed on a pallet. Have you posted instructions on how to do that. It would be lovely if I could find a way to grow them here in the desert.

Nat Palaskas said...

I do need to join that Year of Finishes when I stopped working. It could be sooner than later :) - Love that red blue and white quilt. 4th. of July would be delightful with it. Strawberries yum! Hugs Nat

beth said...

I'm going to have to show my husband your berry wall! Wonderful. HE has them growing along the edge of the garden. ;)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great idea with that pallet...I love your quilt mary!!

sunny said...

Love the Americana quilt. I've been trying to get mine finished, and it's sandwiched as of yesterday. Mine are all Star blocks, from Block Swap Adventure.

Lesley said...

Your quilt top is gorgeous! What a great idea to bring it out now and finish it for the July festivities.Have fun with the red, white, and blue!

Quilt Hollow said...

Great patriotic quilt to use with celebrating with your crew!

Quilt Hollow said...

Ps...I love carrying my iPhone because I always have a camera...and laughing here...when I remember my phone IS A CAMERA too!

Hilachas said...

That's going to be a beautiful patriotic quilt and a great idea. I need to do something like that. I'm wanting to do a Christmas quilt too and a...and a.... That strawberry wall is a great idea also. I'm glad you found the camera for that, haha.

Wacky Woman said...

Love the quilt. I think you are in the perfect spot to grow strawberries.

~Laurie~ said...

The quilt top is lovely! And the strawberry wall= what a great idea for little fingers to pick from. Saves them from getting squished I bet!

Nedra said...

I like the idea of making 2013 a year of finishes. That has been my goal for several years now, and I'm afraid I will have to keep resetting for years to come.

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

It's a stunner!! You go girlfriend.

Maria said...

Your Red, White and Blue is lovely and I am sure you will get it finished by the 4th of July..
The Pallet Strawberry Wall is a great idea and I am sure the littlies love collecting big fat strawberries of it when they are ripe..

Fiesta said...

It is a beautiful quilt Mary and will be perfect for the occasion.

andsewon said...

That is a perfectly wonderful red, white and blue quilt for the 4th!! I will have to pass the pallet idea on to my son for his smallish city garden!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I've never seen a strawberry wall ... easy for the littles to grab strawberries ... and for those of us whose backs don't tolerating bending over all that much any more. ;-)

I have a RWB quilt on my bucket list ... I sure love yours!

Michelle said...

Oh, you definitely need a big enough purse to tuck a camera into -- there's just too much fun stuff to miss if you don't!

em's scrapbag said...

Bummer about forgetting the camera.
Your red white and blue quilt will be perfect for the 4th.

nancygrayce said...

I can't find my small camera and my big camera is just not practical for everyday so I'm not taking as many pics either! But I know your son's party was great!

That quilt will be so great for the 4th!!

What are UFO's? If that's a dumb question, I'm sorry!!!

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

Love your festive patriotic quilt!!!
Also, what a brilliant idea for planting strawberries, thanks for sharing!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a beautiful top - I know you'll enjoy quilting it. I'd love to know how your strawberries were planted in the pallet! blessings, marlene

Barb said...

I love your quilt and how you do your berries is grat!

OPQuilt said...

I do have a patriotic quilt and it is fun to get it out and hang it up to make the house more festive.

About the camera--I hear you on the smaller purse thing. That's why so many of my photos are from my iPhone--it's always in my purse and takes a decent photo.

Love the strawberry pallet! I'm afraid they'd burn up out here, but boy, would I love to grown them.

Elizabeth E.

Ivory Spring said...

So good to have you stop by, Mary! I love your finished quilt -- love love love the colors.

Hugs!

Teresa in Music City said...

That Red/White/Blue quilt will be so fun for 4th of July!!!

Lady of the Cloth said...

How did you make the strawberry wall? I really like that idea

Kathy said...

The Fourth of July quilt will be awesome when it is finished it looks lovely. The strawberry wall looks great to. Grandkids love our blueberries but next year I think I will make on of these. We are ready for a change in our backyard.

Kathy said...

The pallet is a really clever idea!!

Connie said...

I seem to be like you and forget to carry my camera more and more often! Those strawberries are so neat and I can just imagine the fun the grandkids have picking them! Love your UFO for this month!

Barbara said...

I just can't believe that I have missed so many of your posts. Life has been hectic and we have been on holiday but at least I am catching up with you now.
I like the idea of a strawberry wall.