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11 November 2011

On my mind ...

This is a Friday photo feature that anyone with a blog can join. To take part, post a photo on your own blog, write a short caption explaining it, and link it back to here from your blog by saying you're part of "On my mind". Please write a new post, don't link to an older one. When you've done that, come back here and add a comment below, with a link to your blog.

Julie asked to see the yellow apron I made a few years ago so I've been trying to remember to show it. Of course, it's still being used frequently, still serving a purpose. Good luck with your sewing, Julie.

Hanno and I want to thank you for all the kind and wonderful comments and emails sent this week about the book. We're really excited about it and glad you are too. When I have anymore information about it I'll let you know. I hope you take time out over the weekend to relax and connect with your family and friends. Be kind to yourself. See you all next week.


  1. Hi Rhonda,

    Your yellow apron is lovely :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  2. I've got enjoying the fall on my mind. It is really beautiful outside.

  3. Hi Rhonda - thanks for all the encouragement you give via your blog - it's the first one I turn to each day!

    Can't wait to start my first soap making next week. I want to make a batch as Christmas gifts.

    Hope you find time to visit me in the UK -

    Chris x

  4. Please drop by it is a tasty treat today !

  5. Happy Friday Rhonda, Love the apron and can't wait for the book.

    On My Mind today is looking forward to a nice warm weekend and watching the puppies enjoy the water.


  6. Jacarandas are on my mind this Friday

  7. Lovely colours in your apron, I thought it was a sundress, oh well. I will also be on the lookout for your book when it is for sale. My post is about pets. I just noticed the time your post was up, you certainly are up early.

  8. Hi Rhonda,
    returning to your blog, after being on yet another trip, is like returning home. I like your new photo.
    On my mind today (actually all week), has been an alternative to the current cash economy.
    As a creator and knitter, the fact that by making even handmade items one also contributes to the consumer culture, has been weighing heavy on my mind. So an idea has been perculating and can be seen on my blog

  9. I love the look of that patchwork in the background Rhonda :-) It's stunning, - I can't imagine the patience it must have taken to do a piece that size!

    I'll be on the look-out for the Down To Earth book. It doesn't seem to be on the uk amazon just yet.

    Have a nice weekend,

  10. what a lovely surprise I opened the weekender and you were there. What a lovely article and photos.
    Enjoy your weekend

  11. I've been known to tie a large dishtowel around my middle, but haven't had an apron in years, though I've made one as a gift. It's high time to get serious about making one for me. My sis recently sent me a great pattern, so no excuses.

    brenda from arkansas

  12. This week my first SFG harvest is on my mind.

  13. Love the patch work. Self seed tomatos are on my mind

  14. The "be kind to yourself" was exactly what I needed to hear this morning. Thanks, I'm off to shake the past few days and start again! I enjoyed your column in the Weekly.

  15. I do love the colour yellow so very's just so cheerful...your apron has been a good 'friend' to you!


    There's a little yellow in my post too...I've re-covered the seat of my favourite outdoor chair.

  16. Your apron is absolutely lovely! I'm thinking about Christmas - perhaps some aprons will be added to my crating/sewing list.

  17. I have my great grandmother's grandmothers and mothers apron, that have been worn and loved through the years.
    They are too precious (and small) to wear. lol
    Beautiful apron, Rhonda.

  18. Thanks Rhonda for writing your wonderful blog and I will definately be lining up to buy your book and hopefully have it signed in person.

  19. Lovely apron Rhonda...i am hoping to get a chance to make the twins some for craft next week. I also have some lovely 'pinnies' that my grandmother gave me with lots of embroidery all over them, very special...has anyone else heard the term 'pinnie' i wonder?
    Today fun with spaghetti painting and oral food aversion is on my mind...

    Have a lovely weekend Rhonda
    Jode x

  20. Hi Rhonda, Just wondering what has happened to your shop? xxBrenda

  21. Love the apron I'm a big fan of yellow...
    On My Mind today is
    People who Scrap Metals for a Living:

  22. I admire your creative flair. Sadly I'm not much good with crafty things. My arts ability is definitely with music.

  23. Dear Rhonda, Thank you so much for the apron photos! Now I need to get busy and make 5 criss- cross aprons . . . 3 for our daughters and 2 for my sisters!

    Hugs and Blessings!

  24. loving the apron... am in the planning stages of making one for myself - really NOT a sewer, so this will be interesting!

    joining in the ON MY MIND for the first time... my post is here

  25. Your yellow apron is lovely, Rhonda. I wear an apron as part of my daily wardrobe at home, too. I would love to make one like yours.

    A pile of my baby's folded laundry is on my mind today. I was reminded of how fast time goes--and little ones are grown up before we know it.

    Have a nice weekend.

  26. Lovely apron Rhonda. I have a picture of my aprons on my post too but I am talking about the apron strings.

  27. Hi Rhonda,

    I love this style of apron. It does look very comfortable to wear.
    On my mind this Friday is our first garlic harvest and my first attempt at plaiting garlic.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  28. My garden is on my mind

  29. I am sure I left a message here this morning! Oh well, silly internet thingy.

    I love aprons and their multitude of uses.

  30. Mhm, I have a couple of apron projects that are stashed somewhere in my closet. I really ought to get them finished... thank you for inspiring me again!

    On my mind this week is the my new, more fuel-efficient car... not quite as homey as what I normally am thinking about...


  31. Your apron is beautiful! I wish I knew how to sew.
    My "On My Mind" today is all about Family.

  32. Today bees are on my mind, plus crochet and a charity shop bargain.

  33. LOVE your apron and love it that the book debut is at hand!

  34. Hi Rhonda,
    I love the colours and pattern on your apron =)
    Makes me feel warm all over.
    I have been anxiously checking Amazon ever since you said you were holding the book in your hands!
    Will feel so proud and honored to add it to my collection.
    Trinidad & Tobago

  35. A few weeks ago, finishing a doggy sweater was on my mind, to day a picture of the sweater being modeled by Tilly.

  36. Vicki, the book will not be out till March.

  37. Hi Rhonda
    Such a great apron design. So practical.
    I am thinking about clothing serving its purpose too.
    Take care

  38. Beautiful apron Rhonda! On my mind is ants and wisdom teeth :)

  39. On my mind... faster + easier does not = better.


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