August OMG 2018

My sewing goals for August are the same as they were for July. 

I am keeping it simple, since I am working six days a week; split shifts.  I can do things between shifts, but when evening comes, all I want to do is be a couch potato!

I will be piecing three 5 inch blocks for the Squared Away Sampler project.  You can see my progress so far this year by clicking here.

I want to complete six more fabric pages of my President’s book.  I made good progress last month, and I am sure I can do the same in August.  I really want to get this project finished, but it is still a snail’s pace for me.

President's Blocks

On Ringo Lake still awaits squaring up and binding.  Not a goal, but a bonus…maybe I can get the quilt squared up this month.

On Ringo Lake

Like much of the country, my home climate has been hot, hot, hot.  It is very difficult to keep the garden green.  I do have pics that I haven’t shared yet, so here are a few to enjoy:


Peace Rose



I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  Check out the other participants and get motivated!

17 responses to “August OMG 2018

  1. You are getting things accomplished – even with a job! Great. Flowers are so pretty! I barely finished my 3 blocks for RSC! I am hoping to get the August done earlier. Hugs

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  2. Good luck with your goals, love the rose, it’s beautiful!


  3. dreamworthyquilts

    Beautiful flowers! I look forward to seeing your ON Ringo Lake finished. Good luck with your monthly goals!


  4. I have just been back to have a look at your Presidents book – WOW. Time is sooooo precious when working.


    • Thank you, Karen…I am enjoying reading the signatures and thinking about the person while I quilt each block. This is a special project for me, for sure.

      Yeah…time is a precious commodity, even when one isn’t working!


  5. Your garden looks better than ours does. The sampler quilt is looking good. Best of luck getting those blocks done while working a challenging schedule.


    • I doubt that my garden looks better now…I took most of my photos before the weather became super hot and dry. It is a challenge to keep it green now, but I am trying.

      I’ve already got a good start on this month’s goal…just need to keep it up. 🙂


  6. It seems there are quite a few of us continuing our July goals into August. Hopefully, we can all get them done this month and move on to something else! We are making progress though!


  7. Love the president’s book idea. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.


  8. allisonreidnem

    Those are good goals. I’m enjoying seeing your garden photos. I’m struggling to find much colour in ours at the moment. There are a couple of roses getting ready for a second flowering and finally the nicotianas are coming into flower. It has been a very hot, dry summer here too and it doesn’t seem to be over yet. I am really enjoying the blue skies after a very long, dull Winter.


    • Thanks, Allison! Enjoy the garden while we can…winter comes soon enough! I don’t have blue skies, however…one can barely breathe outdoors because of the smoke from surrounding fires. It is really awful!


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