Rhonda's Retreat

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  1. Doll Quilt in progress

    by , 07-13-2014 at 11:08 AM (Rhonda's Retreat)
    Here is a doll quilt I'm working on. I have to make some decisions as to how I want to place everything.


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  2. Didn't get any sewing done today

    by , 05-27-2014 at 08:39 PM (Rhonda's Retreat)
    I haven't really gotten any sewing done today. I should be working on my mini tablerunner. I need to back it and quilt it. Oh well it will still be there tomarrow LOL

    I have been working on my websites the last few days. Updating them and decided to put all my free tutorials on one of them. Lots of work LOL

    I've been thinking of posting a new tutorial on the board but not sure what I want to do yet. I've also thought about doing another Sew along. Decisions decisions LOL ...
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  3. My mini tablerunner in progress

    by , 05-25-2014 at 08:36 PM (Rhonda's Retreat)
    I'm going to try to keep up with my blogs a bit better I hope.
    Thought I'd share a pic of my mini tablerunner I'm working on. I got the top finished last night and now I just need to back it and quilt it. I use the birthing method since I don't like to use binding. It does make it a bit harder to quilt it down tho. I only know how to do STID so it will be fine I'm sure.

    This tablerunner unfinished measures 9" by 17" so will probably finish at 8 1/2" x 16 1/2" ...
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  4. Bookmarks and More

    by , 05-24-2014 at 12:16 PM (Rhonda's Retreat)
    Here are some bookmarks and other stuff I've been working on. Some may know I am a miniaturist so most of my stuff is mini quilt fronts on gift items.

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    Coasters or could be magnets 2 1/2"
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  5. Gluten Free

    by , 06-22-2013 at 12:03 AM (Rhonda's Retreat)
    We went gluten free last Sept. I have figured out that avoiding wheat and corn of any kind especially corn syrup has really changed our lives. I had breathing problems for several years and when I went wheat free I realized after 2 weeks that my breathing problems were all gone!

    But a couple of days ago I must have eaten something that had a trace of wheat or was contaminated because yesterday I could not breathe! I suffered through taking my 2 grandsons shopping with my mom and then ...
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  6. My son Nathan - Grandpa Nathan!

    by , 06-14-2013 at 04:41 PM (Rhonda's Retreat)
    My granddaughter in law posted this pic of her youngest Serenity with her Papa Nathan She is deeply bonded to him.

    He married his wife when he was 19 and she was 32. She came with 3 kids 4 6 and 8. Now the oldest is married and has 3 kids. so this is their youngest Serenity or Renny as they call her. Nathan also has another granddaughter from his DD Nicci.

    So he is now 36 and has 4 grandkids LOL They have 4 kids 2 inlaws and 4 grands. Tyler is serious about a girl he ...
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  7. My Budding Quilter - Devon

    by , 03-10-2013 at 06:08 PM (Rhonda's Retreat)
    Wow I haven't been here since October!!

    Just thought I'd bring this up to date!!

    I had my youngest son's 3 boys Daymon and Devon twins 9 and Colton 2 frid to Sat eve. Devon has really gotten bit by the quilting bug!! LOL He was sewing from the time he came to the time he went home! LOL I had to make him stop on the machine to get his coat on and go with his other grandma LOL He didn't want to quit til he was done with all the seams. He made a 4 patch little pillow ...
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  8. My Singer

    by , 10-08-2012 at 09:31 AM (Rhonda's Retreat)
    Here is a pic of my Singer. It is a 15. Made in the 1950s. I bought it at a yard sale in 1980 for $25 and have been using it since. I love love my Singer.
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  9. Plain Checkbooks

    by , 07-25-2012 at 10:44 AM (Rhonda's Retreat)
    Some checkbooks I am working on
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  10. Had A NOT so Great Day

    by , 05-04-2012 at 09:34 PM (Rhonda's Retreat)
    I have done some dumb things in my life but today was just one of those days! I went to back out at Walmart and had a large vehicle beside us. As I backed out slowly we heard a thud! My DH said you hit someone! I pulled back into the parking spot quickly. I had backed into a small black car that I hadn't even seen!
    We bought a new 2012 Grand Caravan van in Feb. It is large and high and this car's roof was just the same height as the solid part of our rear door on the van!!
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