Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Party

We are in Texas visiting our grandkids and got to go to a neighborhood Halloween party.

The decorations were amazing.  I will let the photos speak for themselves. 

 Across the street were 2 large black cats, keeping guard over things.
It was a fun party.  Sorry I don't have time to tell you any more about it but my grand daughter wants to play another game. Gotta go!
Rhondi xo

Monday, October 25, 2010

I Won!

I just won a giveaway!  Don't you love to win things? 

Jodi from Pleasant Home organized a bunch of blogging quilters to have giveaways  for their scraps of fabric.

If you aren't a sewer, you won't know that we all save our scraps because they might be useful in a project some time later.

This morning when I checked my email I had a lovely surprise: an email from Lori at Bee In My Bonnet telling me I'd won her giveaway.  These are the fabrics I won...perfect colors for me !!

She is sending me a whole box full!  It is just the inspiration I need to get going on a new project.
I'll be watching my mailbox.

Rhondi xo

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thankful Thursday

When I was posting more often every Thursday was Thankful Thursday.

We have 4 children.  Our two older sons live far away but our younger son and daughter live 10 minutes away and I am so thankful that they can just drop in to see us.   They were both here for dinner tonight.  It would be so great to have all our kids here but I am so thankful that at least two are!

What are you thankful for today?

Rhondi xo

Monday, October 18, 2010

An Afternoon In The Garden

It was such a beautiful day yesterday and so I took my camera out into the garden to record what was blooming. 

 I have lots of these pretty mums.  They start off white and turn a pale pink and they provide lovely pops of color in my garden this time of year.

On closer inspection I began to notice the bees.

So I zoomed in  and this is what I saw.

Amazing aren't they?

Rhondi xo

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Blogger's Brunch

What a wonderful day I had yesterday.  It was the blogger's brunch at Penny's home.  For any of you who have never met Penny make sure you go and visit her at The Comforts Of Home . Three of us from Charlotte headed out early in the morning on our adventure. We talked all the way there, enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way and arrived a half hour early. Penny made us all feel so welcome! Her home is so inviting and beautiful.  She is a talented mosaic artist and a great cook too.  She served a delicious brunch: 4 different quiches, still hot from the oven.

 Homemade pumpkin bread and fresh tossed salad, all served buffet style in her beautiful kitchen.
 Penny invited anyone in North Carolina to ocme for brunch and  14 of us plus husbands showed up!  Aren't we a great looking group?  So do you want to know who everyone is?   
Front row: Sam, Penny, me, Diane, Penny our wonderful hostess, Donnie and Kim

What a delightful group of women.  We talked and laughed and took pictures of each other.  It was quite funny to see 14 women walking around Penny's home snapping photos of everything and everyone.   Then we went shopping to some of Penny's favorite places.

  Here we all are as we descend upon The Screen Door.

 It was filled with all sorts of fun things. I love this chair!

And these boots would be fun to wear!

We had a fabulous time and by the end of the day we were all tired and happy! Here are the 2 Penny's taking a rest.

Thanks Penny for a beautiful day.
Rhondi xo

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Stop By For A Visit

I was thinking about you as I ate my breakfast this morning.    Typical breakfast for me is a cup of tea and non fat yogurt with some fresh fruit and granola sprinkled on the top.  As I was planning my day I wondering what your plans for your day were.
This is my favorite mug and I just love it.  It's got a chip on the rim and I should probably throw it out.  I have lots of other ones but this is my favorite. 

I love a cup of hot tea. It is just so soothing and relaxing.

I love mornings too, the air is still, the busyness of the day has not begun yet.  There is  time to think, pray and plan for the day.  Then the birds begin to chirp as it gets light and then we go for a walk.
Every day has the potential for something good to happen.

I wonder what today will bring?

I will be working from home this morning so if you have time to stop by for a chat I'll have the coffee pot on and the tea ready to pour.  Now that I am working full time, I miss having the time to chat with you!

Rhondi xo

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

I was born in Toronto Canada and lived there until I was 46 years old when we moved to the US.  Today I am thinking of all my family and friends in Canada who will be feasting on turkey because tomorrrow is officially Thanksgiving day in Canada. 
We  are having turkey and all the fixings today too in honor of our Canadian roots.  Right now the smell of a turkey in the oven fills our home.  It is a beautiful fall day here, a perfect day to be thankful.

So to all my Canadian friends, Happy Thanksgiving!!

Rhondi xo

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.

Norman Vincent Peale
What are the seeds in your problem today?

Rhondi xo