My Weight Loss Journey

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Busy But Fun Week

We closed on our 40 acres of land in Spooner, Wisconin (our home town) purchase last Saturday!!!!! We are thinking of building our house on it next summer....I can't wait!!!!!!!

Hello everyone, I am sure you all have been wondering where the heck I have been so I thought I better get updating my blog...been a very busy girl.

On Thursday, I worked for Joni in her shop Country Freckles. She had an appointment and asked if I would fill in for her that day. I LOVED it!!!!! Her mom was there also marking new Christmas product, she is so nice and I enjoyed visiting with her through out the day. Before I went to work, I baked up some 7 layers bars. Joni always has coffee and goodies for her customers so I told her I would bake something to bring. They turned out really good and I ate my share...that's the problem...that's why it's dangerous for me to bake. I asked Joni if she minded if I brought some of my stitching and when time permitted if I could stitch. She said I could so I also got some projects done while I was there.

I have been working on this flag on and off for a year. I was SOOOOO close to finishing it so I thought this would be a good project to bring and finished it up...and I DID!!!!!! All I have to do is coffee stain it and get it framed. I LOVE IT!!!!! It was a lot of work but so worth it!!!!!!

I also put faces on a few snowmen....cute!!!!!!!

Here is a picture of Joni's shop all decked out for Fall.

I also been busy learning to quilt. I went to my quilt class on Wednesday night and our teacher had a few more projects for us to complete. Pictured above is a block we cut out during class. Our homework for the week is to sew this block together and also to machine quilt the piece we have been working on during class. Between working on my prims and completing my homework for the class, I spend a lot of time with my sewing machine which I love. We are going to be putting binding on next week. That is what I really wanted to learn because I have never done that before.

My quilt class busy working on their assignments.

Patty is busy sewing on her Baby Lock sewing machine. She is a girl after my own heart...she owns a Baby Lock. I am going to buy a new sewing machine soon but have been trying to decide which brand to buy. I have a Baby Lock serger and LOVE IT!!!!! I have been leaning towards a Baby Lock sewing machine and think I have made the final decision after talking to Patty. Thanks Patty for your help and also sorry it took so long to post pictures of the block we worked on.

My husband and I went to a Casting Crowns concert in GreenBay, Wisconsin on Thursday night. I was SOOOOO good. It is amazing to see so many people worshiping God through music!!!! The concert reminded me of how important it is to spend time with God. Walking with Him daily, praying and reading His Word. In these strange times, God is STILL IN CONTROL!!!! We must not let the cares of this world squeeze out the time we spend with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ......He is our Strong Tower, He is our Salvation!!!!!!!!!

Casting Crowns singing their hearts out!!!!!

I was able to get a pretty close up picture.....what an amazing concert!!!!! These guys are just real people with an amazing God given talent!!!!

Well, that is what I have been up to. I also have quite a few items finished up for the show and will post pictures of them hopefully tomorrow. Have a blessed day everyone!!!! Rhonda


alyssa said...

ok it's offical.
I have the cutest Mom in the entire World.

upnorth said...

I'm so glad to hear from you!!! You are so.....funny!! I bet those bars were good!!! I bet you really loved being at Joni's!! I'm glad you have a friend there!!! I'm jealous you went to the concert, but glad you went, you know what I mean?!! See you soon. Earl

Christine said...

I so enjoyed reading your post and seeing the wonderful store you were helping out in! My! You give yourself lots to do! Wish I could do half as much!
Best wishes