Too Many Irons

I’ve missed you all, I hope you are still out there; it just has been WAY too busy! I think things will calm down just a tad and then it goes just the opposite. Sorry for not getting to write sooner!

Last Wednesday evening we got to go to Jaiden’s All-Star Little League game in north Houston. We were sitting there watching the game and one of Jaiden’s fellow players came up to bat and I noticed his last name and spelling. I wondered how strange is that. I mentioned that I wondered if he were kin to the Hoech family that I knew. I then looked through the crowd and realized he WAS! I saw little Ricky, now all grown up Ricky in the stands and made my way over and re-introduced myself. It was so strange to see him, it has been several years – we visited and then I went back to my spot. We had a great time and we WON!

Jaiden coming to bat

Jaiden coming to bat

I love this - Wyatt and Kynlee are standing watching Jaiden at bat

I love this – Wyatt and Kynlee are standing watching Jaiden at bat

it is all about the ants!

it is all about the ants!

I got to go to an estate sale in Deer Park the other day and picked up some nice little treasures. One was a bedside table that was just perfect for what I had been wanting and it also completed all my “table” purchases for the house, well maybe for now. I was looking over some of their small tiny treasures and found a couple of doily dresses for my next clothesline. Score!

some of my treasures

some of my treasures

a closer look of the china, love it!

a closer look of the china, love it!

my new/old table

my new/old table

All this time, I have been trying to keep up with the new Primitive Gathering SBOW, but I haven’t done a very good job. I’ve only made it through the first block and it isn’t finished just yet. I decided to order a circle cutter for my tiny flower centers from AccuQuilt and it hasn’t been delivered yet – hopefully today!

my SBOW block one in progress

my SBOW block one in progress

almost done with block one of new mystery!

almost done with block one of new mystery!

my last block ready for cutting on my Sunflower Gatherings

my last block ready for cutting on my Sunflower Gatherings

I had to stop my wool working to finish up my Judy Niemeyer’s Captain’s Wheel. I got it back from the quilter and I needed to do the label, sleeve and binding. It really takes a lot to completely finish a quilt. So when they are FINISHED it is very uplifting. I wanted to get it ready to hang over at the retreat house.

before quilt hanging

before quilt hanging

my table

my label

my captain's wheel hanging

my captain’s wheel hanging

Friday, David and I re-arranged the tables in the craftroom for the master class that Lakeview Quilt guild is holding at the retreat house. I bought a couple of extra chairs, extra trash cans and a few power plugs, as I needed to accommodate 20 instead of my 16.

classroom ready

classroom ready

the other side of the classroom

the other side of the classroom

Saturday I met Nancy F, Kay C and Pat S over at the house and we tweaked the setup. We were ready!

Sunday we had some check-in and the teacher, Jan Krentz flew in from San Diego, California. That evening 8 of us piled in and we drove to Gringo’s for dinner, Jan requested Mexican food – so that is what she got! After dinner we had a little playtime with my fabrics. I’m taking her class with the second group and I’ve decided to do a 2-color quilt in reds and creams. She has a mockup method that she likes to do and it allows you to see how the colors work without using a lot of time sewing and fabric investment. She cut the pieces and I glued them into place where I had planned for them to go and we auditioned how it would “view” using mirrors. Oh my word, it was a huge “ah-ha” moment. I laid my background down and then using the 2 mockups you can actually play with it and see how you like it. If you need to move anything or trade out fabrics before you go to the process of all your fabric cutting.

my mockups

my mockups

my other mockup with the dark center

my other mockup with the dark center

This is what we came up with, so I came home and cut out my strips.

my strips for Jan's class

my strips for Jan’s class

Monday the class started, I stayed home until after lunch and then I had to go visit all the ladies and see how it was working out.

Summer Salsa quilt

Summer Salsa quilt

Jan giving instructions

Jan giving instructions

Monday evening Kyle and Kara drove in and I got to have Adley spend the night with me Monday and Tuesday while her mommy and daddy went on a little vacation. My goodness, she sure is growing up fast and talking a lot too! She is a pretty expressive little girl. We even decided to do a little photo shoot!

morning Adley - waking up

morning Adley – waking up

I'm ready for the day

I’m ready for the day

oh happy day

oh happy day

look at me!

look at me!

Popi and Adley

Popi and Adley

Bennie is meeting me today and will have her the rest of the week since I have that class. I will miss her, she has been so fun to be around.

I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,
Ronda

About ronda926

I enjoy piecing quilts and getting to know people, as well as sharing the information I have on sewing. I love the sense of accomplishment once I'm finished.
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