Tu-Na Quilts: June’s One Monthly Goal

It’s time to link my One Monthly Goal for June.

OMG 2018 blog logo June

Now, which of my UFOs or my new project starts should I work on?

I wasn’t surprised I didn’t complete my OMG for May since it was a busy month. I think I’ll list that one again for my June OMG although I’ve got a lot of other projects to work on, too.

tunaquilts 5a

I love these floral fabrics. But then I love flowers.

You can find more info about this Keyhole Quilt on my May’s One Monthly Goal post here. I will be making 16 more keyhole blocks and sewing them together to make a finished top. I might be adding borders to bring it to a nice lap size. But my goal will be to at least get these blocks done and sewn together for June.

What I Learned Today:

  1. In order to complete a goal, I actually have to work on it.
  2. I need to relearn some lessons over and over.
  3. I am not very good at picking my OMGs. I do finish projects, just not the ones I pick.
  4. My new little grandson, who was finally born last Thursday at 14 days overdue, is finally getting to go home today. He has a very excited three-year-old brother waiting with open arms.
  5. I can give good advice. I offered this to my daughter this weekend, “You can’t control how other people act but you can control how you react to them.” (I think I read something similar before).
  6. I should follow my own advice.

Question: What’s your favorite flower? I walked down the aisle carrying a bouquet of daisies. While they are still one of my favorite flowers, I also like poppies and tulips. The deer like to eat our tulips. Since we have a lot of deer, we now have no more tulips and the deer have moved on to eating our daylilies. For the last two years, the poppies are refusing to grow in my flower garden. So here’s a pic of how it looked a couple of years ago because this year’s is mostly weeds.

poppies 1c

Thanks for stopping by and do come again.

Karen, Tu-Na Quilts

Linking to:

One Monthly Goal-June Goal Link Up at Elm Street Quilts

22 thoughts on “Tu-Na Quilts: June’s One Monthly Goal

  1. piecefulwendy

    Oh, those poppies are lovely! Your list makes me chuckle. Congratulations on the arrival of your grandbaby (finally)! My favorite flower? Daisies are a favorite, but I love the smell of lilacs.


  2. rl2b2017

    Karen!!! Your poppies look beautiful. I love them but they don’t last very long. I love my Stela d’Ora day lily – yellow and it blooms all summer. Hmm, I always heard from my grandmother that deer and rabbits hate the smell of marigolds. I don’t blame them – so do I. They’re annuals though which are a pain to plant each year. I suspect there are some related plants in that family that repel deer. Yay to your new grandson!! 14 days overdue – oh, poor mom. Happy days for all of them! Happy Monday! ~smile~ Roseanne


  3. Suzanne

    Your poppies are gorgeous. I just planted Alpine poppies this year. I love flowers of all colors, shapes and design. I especially like bulbs….easy and beautiful. I had tiny iris and roses on the fan I held at my wedding.


  4. dezertsuz

    I know you are going to work on these this month and get this ready for borders or no borders! I like that pattern and I’m thinking about doing a table topper with it. I will see if I have enough florals. I might even have yellow and blue from Fran’s stash that I inherited!


  5. Rochelle Summers

    Good luck on your June goal and congratulations on the new grandbaby. Frankly if spending time with the grandbaby or his brother derails the OMG I would count you lucky. My two surviving poppy plants gave me 4 buds this year…waiting for the last to open. The deer will be arriving as soon as the day lilies open! Since we are semi-urban I didn’t expect to see deer here ever. After 43 years in this location, last year was the first time. But there was a buck visiting 2 weeks ago checking for early nibbles. Where there’s one there’s more!


  6. Barbara Mitchell

    Congrats on the new grandbaby….love your poppys….daisies have always been a favorite of mine…thnk I should try this pattern…my Dad was a locksmith so a keyhole theme would be in his honor!


  7. sue7oaks

    Congratulations on the new grandkid! I may as well NOT make lists of projects with proposed finished times because no doubt something will come along and sidetrack me! I love poppies and I had some self seeding a few years ago but they have disappeared now, roses are my favourite I think…


  8. Leslie Schmidt

    Hurray for the new grandson! I’m sure Mom is relieved to finally meet him. My favorite flower is the peony. I love the scent, but I hate the ants they bring. Good luck on the quilt. You’ve got a nice variety of fabrics. It will be a lovely quilt.


  9. Lisa

    Hi Karen: I have a UFO that looks a lot like your UFO , in shape anyways. I’ll have to haul it out and work on it . Maybe this summer. I also have a lot of weeds (which you know) . I kind of wish I had some deer to cut back on the day lilies which are working hand in hand with the weeds to take over…and some goutweed which has come over from the neighbours. Yikes!
    I am really happy for you and your family that the baby has finally made his arrival.
    I really love the tiny little flowers on choke cherries.


  10. dreamworthyquilts

    Congratulations on a new grand baby. That is a lot of days overdue. I get she was thinking he would never come. I have two grand babies that are 1 year old and another on the way. They are a delight!

    I wish you well with your key hole quilt. It will be so lovely.


  11. Kathleen McCormick

    Yes, sometimes we finish things not on our list and they carry over! Other times we make bad choices, but sometimes we do get it done. Hope this is the month for you. I am hoping for a ton of poppies, but I don’t think they have taken like yours did( even if an d pic).


  12. Susan Shaw

    Congrats on the new grandson!! Each of my two children were 2 days past “due date.” I got an “F” in pregnancy and an “A” in delivery. I was at the hospital about 1/2 hour before my daughter, second child, was born and I didn’t even want to go when I did. I just didn’t know where the doctor might be at 5 PM if labor did progress and I needed to find him at rush hour. He was at the hospital at 4 PM delivering another baby, so I was told to go to the hospital to be checked. I kind of argued with the nurse because I didn’t want to sit at the hospital for hours. We got thee about 4:50 or after and she was born at 5:20. I had one pain that even gave me a twinge. It was a blessing that I went when I did. I went home 3 days later weighing less than when I got pregnant and way less than normal for me – it was hard on my body to carry a baby.
    Love your fabric and the pattern. You always do beautiful work. I always seeing any progress you make.
    I love a certain rose. There was a climbing rose bush outside my window as a child. I thought I had ordered the rose bush and it did not grow. I bought a much darker, different frangranced rose bush this year and so far it is growing. It had blooms on it when I got it and now it doesn’t. It does have lowly new growth. It’s not tall enough to tie to the trellis yet though. Deer sure can make a mess when they graze. They used to eat the low hanging apples off my parents’ apple trees. We had to shake the tree and keep the ripe apples picked up off the grown on a continual basis. Thanks for a great post.


  13. davemelvanolan

    Congratulations on rhe new grand baby! My flowers are a fail for the year… though I do have a few day lillies about to open. Good luck with your OMG.


  14. RicefordStreams

    Congratulations on the new grand baby, Karen! I am enjoying peony season — one of my favorite flowers. I hope you can finish your blocks during June because it will be beautiful.


  15. Jocelyn Thurston

    Love your little list of things learned. I can definitely second some of them. I love this keyhole project with its pretty blues and yellows and florals. I love the poppies and what a shame they aren’t returning in abundance. “My” deer eat down certain hostas which is also frustrating.



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