Sunday, June 10, 2012

This Week in 2012, Week 23

Not a lot to show for this week. I have been super busy getting ready for vacation. It's really a chore to prepare to be gone for almost three weeks. We are lucky that we will have someone to stay in our home and care for the garden and the dogs, but making the list of things to do is never ending.
I did finally get my May block made for my NewBee on the block bee. Mary wanted wonky houses and I don't do wonky very well. I was influenced  by a photo on Flickr  that I saw when I searched "wonky houses". Thank goodness for "borrowing" other's ideas.


The garden is coming along quite well. So far we have picked 2 cucumbers and 1 squash. The nights have still been quite cool, but I imagine in the next few weeks we will really start harvesting a lot of vegetables. I can't wait for tomatoes, green beans and zucchini. The potatoes are still a mystery...will we or won't we have potatoes when we dump out the bins next month? Only time will tell.
Do you play draw something? I thought this was a pretty good draw, considering I really am a terrible artist.

I entered Jennifer's Summer Sewing Contest in three categories.

In the quilt category I entered the Patchwork Chevron Picnic quilt I made for my son and his family.

Patchwork Chevron Quilt

In the bags and accessories category I entered the 241 Tote and Passport Wallet

241 tote and matching wallet 
and in the Home Decor category I entered the fabric nesting bowls.
Fabric nesting bowls
You can still link up your entries on Jennifer's blog, Ellison Lane Quilts until June 17. Voting will begin June 18-23. When the voting begins, I hope you'll vote for me.

We ended the weekend with a get together for my sister and brother-in-law's daughter and her family. I forgot to take photos but kyle got this one of the three of us.


Thanks for stopping by,

"di"

12 comments:

Jenelle said...

I love all of your projects that you are entering! Good luck with the competition and have a fun vacation. :)

Patchwork and Play said...

I'll be voting for all your makes! Love them all!

Danny Heyen said...

Ok. So I have to ask. I've been thinking about buying that basket pattern, but I want to use them to store Clara's toys in. I found a pattern at Jo-Anns that is comparable, but completely rectangular and angled. Would you recommend the Jo-Anns or the baskets you made?

Leanne said...

Your projects are beautiful!

Dianne Neale said...

A busy week! i love the wonky house blog and the grill drawing - way better than I could do. And good luck in the competition - the 241 tote is lovely

susan said...

Good luck in the contest and of course I will vote for you!

Charise said...

Love your entries - they are beautiful!!

Flying Blind... said...

You have 3 wonderful entries there!

Katy Cameron said...

Oh yeah, quiet week there ;o) Well done for embracing the wonk, and good luck in the comp :o)

Quilter in the Gap said...

Who are you kidding? Your drawings blow me away! I often show them to people because they are so good.

Geri Centonze said...

What program did you use to draw? It's fun and your drawing is cute. I like all your projects...good luck!

Vesuviusmama said...

I hear what you mean about the "to-do" list before going away! I leave on Friday and have two weeks of vacation in 2 different states plus 2 conferences to present at in 2 OTHER states during my time away. What do I pack? Everything? And there are the dogs, the cats and the chickens to make arrangements for. I'm going to NEED that vacation once I finish making all these plans! Best of luck in the contest - all your creations are wonderful!