I’m Blogging Behind!

Lots have been going on around here, how about you? I got back from Florida on Tuesday night of last week and we had a great time. I got a lot of sewing done and it felt good to get so much accomplished. Each day I would start working on my mini sawtooth star blocks, they became known as my baby teeth! Ha! I was able to get all 12 of my blocks done and I was one happy girl. I thought they sure turned out cute!

this is our first place we stayed while in FL

this is our first place we stayed while in FL

one of our places we stayed while in Florida

one of our places we stayed while in Florida, this is a back view

I love the moss, it seems so dreamy

I love the moss, it seems so dreamy

my baby teeth

my baby teeth

I got all of my Yes We Can, America swap all finished and turned into Cynthia R, I can wait to get those back and get them all sewn together, but I do have other things on the back burner.

my stars

my stars

nine patches done

nine patches done

strip sections done

strip sections done

I got to work on my spool blocks from Laundry Basket Quilts. Next up I got to work on my pumpkin quilt by Thimblecreek Quilts. I was able to get 14 of my 16 blocks done. I miscalculated cutting and I didn’t have my extra fabrics for those blocks so I got to finish them when I got home.

the newer spool blocks

the newer spool blocks

blocks done in FL

blocks done in FL

another one

another one

this is going to be our next exchange

this is going to be our next exchange

Pat M showed us her cute small tumbler quilt, the blocks finishes at 2 inches. It is so cute, she created a frenzy in our group, and we all wanted one. It requires buying a Creative Grid tumbler ruler, you only need 2 ½ inch strips and you can go to town cutting and then stitch them up.

mini tumbler quilt

mini tumbler quilt

a closer version of the tumbler

a closer version of the tumbler

this is the ruler

this is the ruler

Gloria P is always creating and look what she cooked up. They were the cutest little snowmen. I put my order in and took them to my cousins!

Gloria's snowmen

Gloria’s snowmen

I also received two beautiful quilts for the quilt retreat house from Donna B and the other one by Gloria P. Gloria made the red and white bow tie and Donna made the one for the back porch. I love them and the quilts too. These two ladies are very kind and generous to make quilts for the house. Thank you so much Donna and Gloria, they look great in their new home!

bow tie quilt from Gloria

bow tie quilt from Gloria

a closer view of the bow tie quilt

a closer view of the bow tie quilt

this is the quilt that Donna made, I forgot the name

this is the quilt that Donna made, I forgot the name

Last Sunday, I got a call from my oldest son, Josh saying that my daughter, Katie had been in an accident and she had a broken leg. When I get a call like that I’m not ever sure how to process it. At first I thought Josh was messing with me, but he definitely was not. Josh was very upset over the phone and I could tell by his voice. Josh had asked Katie to help him load the 4-wheeler in the trailer and to be a counter-weight on the trailer hitch. She didn’t mind, but somehow it all went south, she lost her balance and fell off and hit the ground wrong. Josh and Joseph went to pick her up and they had to also carry her foot. Come to find out, she broke her tibia and fibula. They went to the ER and on Monday before I got home she went to the doctor. She had surgery Tuesday morning and they put screws and plates on both bones. Thankfully they were able to mesh both bones back together and she has a 2-3 month healing time. She gets her cast off on the 18th and gets to go back to work on the 19th. Her and the wheelchair/crutches and being incapacitated is a work in progress – rightfully so, I know how she feels. Poor Joseph is hearing his name a LOT as he gets the brunt of the duties. She isn’t able to pick up the kids unless she is in the wheelchair and you know toddlers don’t really understand Mommy isn’t able to do things like she want to. Katie is on the mend and doing very good. Thank you all for the prayers!

Wyatt turned 3 on August 7 and his birthday party was on Saturday at Old McDonald’s farm in Humble. What a HOT time of the year to have an outside birthday party, but he seemed to enjoy himself, he has conquered the art of opening gifts! 😉 He was funny, after every gift we snatched them up and he was upset that he got something for only a second and then they were put away. We all explained that he could play with them when he got home. After all the gift opening, Wyatt exclaimed that he was ready to go home! He figured that out pretty quickly!

the birthday boy

the birthday boy

he was pumped

he was pumped

love his smile

love his smile

getting to the bottom of things

getting to the bottom of things

Kinley taking it all in!

Kinley taking it all in!

cookie cake time

cookie cake time

My cousins hit town on Thursday and it was wonderful hosting them at the retreat house. We went to Outriggers and we also got to go to Monument Inn, it was a different retreat for us cousins. Normally we are more reclusive and stay in, but with so many options around it is hard not to take advantage of our yummy local seafood restaurants. We even got a visit from our Uncle Jack that lives in the Woodlands Saturday afternoon.

Margie and Suzanne cooking it up

Margie and Suzanne cooking it up

dinner at Monument Inn

dinner at Monument Inn

I took the picture, sorry I forgot my tripod

I took the picture, sorry I forgot my tripod

and Tanya took this one

and Tanya took this one

back porch with the new/old cushions and the new quilt

back porch with the new/old cushions and the new quilt

at breakfast

at breakfast

we do love our meals

we do love our meals

relaxing on the front porch of the classroom, it was very comfortable and breezy there

relaxing on the front porch of the classroom, it was very comfortable and breezy there

I got to do a little more work on my Thimblecreek pumpkin quilt. I finally got the last blocks finished and I got the framing done on the blocks. I also started cutting out strips for the black and cheddar for the checkerboard border. It is coming along.

my pumpkin blocks all done

my pumpkin blocks all done

now all the blocks have frames

now all the blocks have frames

Suzanne, Margie and I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up some silk flowers for a couple of arrangements for the retreat house. They look amazing! Thank you Suzanne, you are so talented and they add so much!

Suzanne creating!

Suzanne creating!

one new arrangement

one new arrangement

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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2 Responses to I’m Blogging Behind!

  1. Lori says:

    Wow lots going on and you still quilted. I have to do more!! 😍

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