Author Archives: ronda926

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.

What’s Old Is New Again

Hello, if you are still out there! I know it has been a long time since blogged but things have been crazy, I guess more so than my usual trying to get the store ready and do samples, etc. I’ve … Continue reading

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My Fake Wall

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? Several months ago, we had the opportunity to buy some Ikea storage closet units from one of David’s coworkers. They have great storage ability, but they did not have any … Continue reading

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The Best Rain Day

I’ve been working towards getting all the notions placed, but it is harder than I thought I would be. Trying to organize it and make it look pretty is a little bit of a challenge, but I keep chipping at … Continue reading

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Day to Day

I started this post last Sunday, so this is a little late. I hope all of the Mothers out there of 2 and 4-legged babies had a great day. My Mother’s day Sunday was a beautiful day in the Houston … Continue reading

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Finally a Finish

Tuesday afternoon I met my friend Mary over at the retreat house for lunch and while we were there the inspectors came to do the final walk through. We got approved and I have to say I was very excited … Continue reading

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Incentive

It is nice when incentive equals deadline or maybe it is the other way around. Friday I got in some sewing time and worked on my half-squares for Miller Manor, I got them all stitched and cut, David was kind … Continue reading

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Production Time

I couldn’t sleep Wednesday morning, so I got up and decided to cut out a kit and maybe I’d get it sewn up. At least, that was the plan! While I was in California in January, one of my purchases … Continue reading

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Quilt Share

I have a couple of quilts that I wanted to share that I got quilted in March and just have not had a chance to share them! The first one is a pattern by Red Crinoline Quilts, called Oak Alley. … Continue reading

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Remember Me?

Well it has been a while since I last blogged and I lot has happened in 3 weeks! Sorry for the long post, I have a lot to catch up on. David and I went with another couple, Mike and … Continue reading

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Building Updates

Progress is slow, but steady. I had hoped it would be finished by the end of March but not so much. John got the bead board installed in the half bath and I decided what color I wanted on the … Continue reading

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March Winds

I catch myself coming and going, I guess going more than I care to admit, but I stay pretty busy. I hope you are enjoying your spring! I did get to shop in the fields during Warrenton Antique days, I … Continue reading

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Addition Updates

Things are progressing on the addition in LaPorte and I’m pretty excited even though no one showed up to work over there today. The grout is done in both of the bathrooms and I could not be more pleased with … Continue reading

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Giddy Up

It has been a wild week, but maybe that is my normal. Ha! I had another rodeo day shift on Tuesday and I took my Primitive Gatherings, My Crazy Life to work on. Slowly but surely, progress is in the … Continue reading

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Fruitful First Day of Spring

Monday was a great first day of spring! I worked on cutting my Sew Kind of Wonderful, Mod Owls but I didn’t get to finish due to needing to run errands and take care of few things at the retreat … Continue reading

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Have Thread Will Travel

I want to say that I love a portable project, especially when there’s a great possibility of sitting and a slow day of not being able to do anything. Friday I had a day shift and that normally equates to … Continue reading

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Magic Finish

Rodeo is in full swing, my first shift was the Thursday night and Chris Stapleton performed. It was a sold out performance and it was very busy. I sold $7,645 worth of drink tickets – there were a LOT of … Continue reading

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Rodeo Round Up 2017

Spring is really in full bloom around here, which is great but that also means humid weather. That isn’t so great but it could be worse. One thing about it being humid or if it rains – it is always … Continue reading

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Little Strides

Isn’t it just the luck when things are going well you have to stop because you don’t have time to finish what you’re working on? Over the weekend while I was at the retreat house, I was plugging away working … Continue reading

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Quilts Around Us

I thought I would share some of the precious quilts that I saw at Houston Hospice a few weeks ago when I went to see Sandy before she passed. Houston Hospice is located on Holcombe Street on the edge of … Continue reading

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Yard Spring Cleaning

David and I went over to the retreat house yesterday and did some yard work. He did edging, mowing and blowing and I did some bed work. I had done some dead heading but decided to do more. I was … Continue reading

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Just One More

How many times do you say that? Whether it pertains to one more bite of food, one more cup of coffee, one more lap around the track, one more mile or even it is about one more yard of fabric, … Continue reading

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Where to Start

How was your Valentine’s Day? Did you get candy or get to go out for dinner? I decided to cook dinner instead of us going out. I fixed a pasta shrimp dish that was I got ideas from while shopping … Continue reading

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Sew on the Go

I hope you had a good week and weekend, was it productive enough for you? Tuesday afternoon I reported in for “Granny duty” while Josh and Angela were in California for her work related training. I got to drive to … Continue reading

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Catching Up

There’s been a lot going on, and just when I think things are going to slow down a tad, I think things have sped up! Have you been staying on task getting your projects to where you want them? I … Continue reading

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Soar to Sore

Saturday David and I planned to go over to the house in LaPorte and do a little clean up in front of the construction. It was an overcast and pretty cool morning and driving up, I must admit I felt … Continue reading

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Looking for Normal

Wednesday morning it was time to leave our place in Palm Springs and go to see more of San Diego. As we left it was nice to see the snow topped mountains, it was pretty cold while we were there … Continue reading

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Rainy Vacation

The song says, “It never rains in California”, except when I’m there. Ha! We arrived on Wednesday, arrived in San Diego and it sprinkled after we got to Palm Springs. On the way we stopped off in the town of … Continue reading

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Conquering My Crazy Life

Sunday morning, I had 7 blocks to finish stitching on my Primitive Gatherings, My Crazy Life. I told myself, that once I got my rows done on my Farm Girl, it was time to concentrate on My Crazy Life. I … Continue reading

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Construction Zone

How was your lucky Friday? I always like to think that 13 is a lucky number, but I must admit I didn’t leave the house until late. However, It has been a rough week, Sunday our guild and quilting community … Continue reading

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Lists

Are you a list maker? Some how 2016 ended and I forgot to get my 2017 planner refill! I’m not sure how that happened but it did and I felt a little “naked” not having my “list Bible” with me. … Continue reading

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Coming Together

United we stand, Divided we fall, if our backs should ever be against the wall, we’ll be together, together you and I. I love the words to that song and I love the idea of unity. I really do feel … Continue reading

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