Thursday, June 30, 2016

My June OMG goal is a finish...

I really didn't think I would get it finished....I pushed myself to the last day.
I put the first and last stitch on the binding while travelling to Canada today.

It is a 4 hour trip and it took just over 2 hours to finish it.
The picture shows the binding pinned in place and ready to stitch.
I was hoping to take another picture with the binding stitched down but....
forgot to bring the camera on this trip so no more pictures. 
It hasn't been washed and I will probably wait until I am ready to gift it.
I will not be taking the quilt back to Michigan...
it would just be another quilt to pack  
and there might not be enough room on the truck for another quilt.

This is our last trip to Canada before our big move.
Hopefully it will go as scheduled on July 12th.  
After our appointment at the bank today,
we went to check on how the house has progressed.

The hole is dug and the foundation is poured.
Never thought to take a picture with my phone when we were there today.
I think we will drive by tomorrow and get a picture.

I'm joining the June Finishing party with
Heidi at Red Letter Quilts - OMG

Thursday, June 23, 2016

...and the winner is

I have sent her an email.

Sorry I'm so late announcing the winner...overwhelmed with our move.

Experiencing mixed emotions...
as I count down the days until we move,
originally scheduled to start July 11th
now packing will begin July 9th.
Talk about the days flying by...we just lost 2 days
and think I'm loosing IT.
The truck should be loaded
and we will be on the road heading to Canada by July 12th.
I'm praying everything goes as planned.
The truck will go to their warehouse, unload, and our goods will be in storage
until the end of September which is when our new home will be finished.
This will be move # 14 and my last move!!!!
This is the hardest move and it shouldn't be...we are going home!!
It is also a very expensive move especially with the storage.

As far as sewing goes, not much happening.
My OMG June goal is at the binding stage.

The cutting between the stitching didn't take as long as I thought.
It's been quite awhile since I made a chenille quilt.
I squared it up last night...very late.
I will stitch the binding as time permits and hopefully
I will complete my June OMG.

We are having a moving sale this weekend....priority #1.
My darling sister, BIL and niece are coming Friday night.
We owe them big time.
We are hoping to have the longarm machine taken apart
and ready to move.
Packing more boxes is also on the agenda.
The more we pack the less our packing will cost.
Am I having fun yet....HELL NO!!!!


Saturday, June 4, 2016

A finish...and another giveaway...

Lucky Bettina won the Tammy Bag Sewing Kit 
and she choose this red of my favorites...I love red and polka dots,
it seems Bettina does too.

Another Tammy Bag Sewing Kit giveaway 
on Saturday June 11
This will be the last one...probably till Christmas.

The winner can pick their favorite from 
I finished a second #3 bag in the car last weekend
when we were returning from Canada.
One side has a divided pocket 
and other side has the cutest embroidery design
by Anni Downs.
It is from her book called The Simple Life.

All comments left on my June 3rd posting and on this posting
will be entered in the giveaway. 
The winner will be HAS BEEN notified by email sometime on June 12th.
In your comment tell me which one is your favorite...#1, 2, or 3.
If you left me a comment before June 1st
your names are still in the bag from the first giveaway.

I'm linking with crazy mom quilts...Amanada Jean's Finish it Up Friday
if I hurry I can still make the party.

Good Luck everyone
Happy Stitching

Friday, June 3, 2016

My June goal for OMG and the winner

of the Tammy Bag Sewing Kit is Bettina.
I have sent her an email.

A big

to everyone for all your sweet comments and entering my giveaway.
Life has been pretty hectic and I would like to say it will slow down
but I'm thinking it is going to be busy right through October.

I will be drawing another winner next Saturday June 11th.
for another Tammy Bag sewing kit.
If you commented on my blog in May your name is still in the 'bag'.
Comment before June 11th and you get your name in again. 

May was a very busy month, 
we sold our house
and then spent the next three weekends 
looking for a house to call home.
We looked at a lot of resale homes and finally decided we would have one built.
Our house in Michigan closes July 15 and
we will be heading 'home' to Canada.
The house will not be finished until the end of  September.
We will be living in the small town of Wellesley...population 11,000.
It's a rural area about a 15 minute drive to Waterloo.
It will be wonderful to finally be close to family.
I'm excited and would like to fast forward to October.
Lots to do before then...I'm exhausted just thinking about it.

Our subdivision is having it's annual garage sale Friday and Saturday.
We will be participating for the first time...we have lots that we don't need or want...
...lots of sure is a lot of work!!
Trust me I would rather be sewing.

My time will be limited for sewing from now till we move.
but I am going to start stitching a chenille quilt with lacrosse fabric.
I'll be using orange, royal blue, lime green, and light blue flannel.
Novelty Cotton Fabric-Lacrosse
I'm still at the basting stage but hope to have the basting finished this weekend
and have the quilt stitched and bound by the end of June. 
This will be my June goal for OMG.

I'm joining the June Goal Setting party with
Heidi at Red Letter Quilts - OMG