Sunday, June 17, 2012

This week in 2012, week 24

We had a super early Father's Day celebration.


I harvested the only two beets from the garden. We have a rabbit in the backyard and we can't seem to get rid if it. It has eaten so many little seedlings. The radishes are gone! Any ideas how to get rid of him? We have a humane trap set but he is just too smart. Here is our sad harvest of 6 peaches (we already ate one) and  9 potatoes. I need a gardening fairy to come and analyze what we are doing wrong. Last year we had so many peaches,the birds were eating them faster than we could pick them. Potatoes....HELP!

Our son sent us this photo of the Patchwork Chevron quilt being enjoyed by many.


I joined Katy's QAL to make her gorgeous Hexy MF quilt. This will be the perfect travel project for me. You should join us, "Go on, I know you want to",as Katy would say.

I was originally going to make it a "Texty Hexie" and use all text fabrics, but in the end scrappy sounded better. I hope mine turns out half as gorgeous as Katy's. Here's the Touch Draw mock up, courtesy of Lynne.
I bought two packs of the paper pieces from my LQS and ordered the big pack from the online source Katy suggested. With the online prices and Katy's discount code they were nearly 1/2 the price I paid at the LQS. I love online shops!

I won this (sorry for the reflective photo) original artwork from my sister's blog giveaway. Yes, I won fair and square according to Mr. Random Number Generator. I just love this Gothic Girl. You should check out some of Geri's other artwork here.


Have a wonderful week!

Thanks for stopping by,
di


14 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Sorry, I am no help with your veggie garden, or the pesky 'wascally wabbit'!!! Your hexie project is going to be fab! It is on my 'to-do' list, but next year I fear! Have a wonderful vacation! Stay safe! S x

susan said...

Let the rabbit have the veg this year. Because you are too busy enjoying your holiday over here to eat them yourself!

Katy Cameron said...

Bugger on the garden, a you know, I have problems keeping a pot plant alive! And yeah, Susan's right, less stressing on things going to waste while you're gone :oD

Jodi said...

Our garden is not that far along, but something is eating our leaves on the eggplants and swiss chard. The men in your life are gorgeous, btw! Don't tell 'em I said so, though! :-)

Cindy said...

You family of fellas is so handsome!

Flying Blind... said...

Last year we managed 2 apples, a pear and a dozen damsons, so you beat me already!

quilt happy said...

you have some handsome boys

Geri Centonze said...

I planted yesterday and already one plant is nearly eaten to the soil! Darn squirrels/rabbits! Oh well. I guess you could leave rabbit food in a dish and maybe they would eat that instead (fat chance!) You'd probably have the whole neighborhood of rabbits at your house.

Great pics and thanks for sharing your "win". Happy Anniversary and Happy Vacation! ♥

Carla said...

I bought another pack of hexies. What am I doing? I don't need another project but it's hexagons........

Vesuviusmama said...

What a handsome group of men!

OhioLori said...

Hi Kiddo! don't know bout the taters...we haven't had much luck with those..ever! LOL We do a big garden too.

BUT....we have close to 280 Peach trees! We have tons of peaches bout every other year. Seems to be their "Rule".... last year we didn't get enough to make more than 3 cobblers..from all those trees. Should do great this year! Tada!

Hope this helped a lil bit! Ohio hugs to you! :)

Annabella said...

Wow - you should be a food photographer as your photos are amazing. I would love to do the Hexie MF quilt but will I get my templates in time??

**nicke... said...

such a beautiful family! i bet you are getting excited for your trip! xo

tiptoetango.com said...

Did I notice little toes getting polished on your chevron quilt? Oh my, I would've had a panic attack. Glad it's being loved & used, it's certainly very beautiful. I love Kona Ash! Great pick...