On my mind ...

20 May 2011
This is a Friday photo feature that anyone with a blog can join. It opens the door to us sharing our lives through these photos and gives us all a new way to discover each other, and maybe form new friendships. Your photo should show something at home that you're thinking about TODAY. If you're in another country you should join in when you read this, even if it's still Thursday.

To take part, all you have to do is post a photo, write a short caption explaining it, and link it back to here. Please write a new post, don't link to an older one. When your photo is published, come back and add a comment below, with a link to your blog photo. Please visit all the blogs that appeal to you and leave a comment. If you are wondering why no one has commented on your On my mind post, maybe it's because you haven't commented on anyone else's. Slow down, take the time to cruise around and enjoy your cyber visits.

Today I'll be in my work room, sewing. Yesterday I put away these trims and pieces of wool felt I bought when I was visiting down south, today I'll be making aprons and table runners. I've been thinking about this for a while because I want to create stock for my little blog shop. One of the aprons I make today will be a prize at the forum, the rest for the shop. I wonder what you'll be doing.


  1. Dear Rhonda I love your trims. I would really love to see your shop when it is up and running. It is quite a flight but you never know.
    On my mind today is Laundry and how lucky we are.
    Thank You B

  2. Food storage organizers! Much neater.

  3. How do I do this? I really would like to, but I'm confused. I just put a link to this blog in my post, and other people will somehow see it?

  4. Hi! I'm helping at the school and then coming home to do some sorting out in my craft/office room. I love Down---to---Earth! Meegan

  5. Hello ladies!

    Veronica, you write a post on your own blog about what is on your mind, then come back here and leave the link to it. By leaving the link here, readers who come along later have the opportunity to visit you.

  6. Buttons, it is an online shop, not a real shop.

  7. We are thinking about reorganising, removing and relocating Garden Beds.

  8. Thanks for your help Rhonda!
    I have little chubby hands on my mind, and in the snack jar.


  9. HI Rhonda,

    Those trims look absolutely lovely :) :) I"ve always been del ighted by craft items. It makes my heart glad :) :) Aprons and table runners sound like great projects :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  10. Happy Sewing and a happy Friday to you all!

    On My Mind is the hair!

  11. I'm looking forward to your shop opening. How far in the future will it be opening,,,,,I need an apron lol and hubby was going to buy me one for my birthday, I would love for him to support a "home based business" rather than the big chain stores.
    I'm really looking forward to reading your book too!!! That is on my birthday/xmas wish list for hubby already.

  12. Hi Rhonda, I'll be interested to see what you do with those trims. I have garlic on my mind which I'll keep well away from the trims. :)


  13. Painting and Gardening and getting it all done is weighing on my mind

  14. Hello there....It's still Thursday here at my house, in Arizona, USA..Here is what is on my mind!
    I love reading everyones blogposts!
    Thanks, for doing this Rhonda Jean!
    SherryBee in AZ

  15. Rhonda, it looks like you have a wonderfully productive and fun day planned ahead of you. I'm really looking forward to seeing the results.

    My day will hopefully be productive but nowhere near as much fun.

  16. Pretty trims Rhonda. I'm having a crafty day today but in my hunt for the 'right' fabrics I discovered a forgotten item - see what it is here

  17. The trims are lovely! I hope you had a lovely day in your work room. I'm planning to spend some time in my sewing room this weekend but for today I worked (pushed over 1170 cartons to the sales floor and worked at training on new replenishment team member); came home took a nap; cooked dinner and the walked the dogs. http://lifeforus.blogspot.com/2011/05/on-my-mindfirst-dual-dog-walk.html

  18. You are such an inspiration. I have only just found your blog & I abso-kiwi-lutely love it! Many thanks for all that you share. Sunny Autumn day here in New Zealand today. Have been in the garden pulling weeds for the chooks. They haven't laid one egg since the Christchurch earthquake on 22 February!!!

  19. Great post as usual Rhonda. I am thinking about Wildlife and how lucky I am to live where I do.

  20. Love the colours of your materials and bits and bobs there. I think that the aprons could only be pretty with that to work with! Today I have my cat on my mind, then onto the weekly shopping. We have rain coming today! So no washing. http://larissaquinn.com/blog/2011/05/20/on-my-mind-2/

  21. Hi Rhonda, I'm another one that can't wait to see your little shop....Love the trims too...I especially like the red one...I think it would look great around a lace jug cover...These are on my mind at the moment...
    so to get this On my mind....post started on my blog...are we allowed to use your introduction? I would love to start this too...I look forward to reading the Friday posts, and would like to invite my readers to the same as you have.
    The introduction?

  22. On my mind today, the gifted Israel Kamakawiwoʻole :)


  23. That's fantastic Rhonda! On my mind today is dragging out the things hibernating in the back room!!!


  24. I hope you have a fun day Rhonda.

    On my mind today are peas.


  25. I forgot to say, looking forward to seeing your blog shop! How exciting for you.

  26. it's getting closer to bedtime Thursday evening, but in the morn, I hope to make some cherry jam. There are ripening cherries on the trees outside, so it's high time I used up what was frozen from last year's picking. This'll be the first time I try to make something other than "freezer jam." wish me luck!

  27. It's going to be a rainy weekend here so we will be doing a lot of those little things inside...cleaning the garage, purging and reorganizing the linen closet, baking, etc. Have a lovely weekend.


  28. I'm thinking about the house cow that we're bringing home in the weekend and what I'm going to do with all that milk!


  29. I'm hoping to finish sewing my crochet squares together.
    But it's so sunny outside!

  30. Does anyone know a good pickle lemon recipe and/or link?

    On my mind is my laden lemon tree and all the yummy things that can be made. I'd like to try pickling but I've never done it before. Some wisdom from you all is needed!


    I'm off a 40s party on Sat. Those red trims could be useful. Your shop will be a fascinating site Rhonda.

  31. I am excited about your blog shop! On my mind today is the flower girl basket and wreath I made for my niece using an old dress from college. http://theprofessorswife.blogspot.com/2011/05/thursdays-tip-from-green-housewife-make.html

  32. Here is mine:) Have not been doing it lately due to lots to do when I get home from work.


  33. Good Luck with your shop Rhonda. I have joy on mind mind today.


  34. Those trims are lovely. On my mind is flooring and pulling up old carpeting.


  35. I love the colors!

    On My Mind today my son O.

  36. Beautiful trims...can't wait to see what becomes of them.
    I have babies and over abundance on my mind today.

  37. Hi Rhonda and other ladies,
    I love your posts Rhonda and I can't wait to see what you have made.
    Here's what's on my mind today:


    Have a great weekend

  38. Today, we (my 15 yo & 12 yo boys & I) are meeting with a gaggle of homeschool friends at the park. It is a lovely spring day in Oregon! After that, we will make our weekly library visit and grocery shopping stops.
    Since it is about 30 miles into the city, we try to make the trip really "count" by packing the day with fun and errands.

  39. oh, and I forgot to mention, tonight is Sewing Sessions with my homies (homeschool moms). We meet at my church, bringing our latest projects, portable sewing machines, mending, etc. It is so wonderful to work on projects without little hands getting in the way, fun chatting with adults!, nibbling on pot-luck suppers, sharing pots of tea.... lovely.
    We schedule it for once a month and look forward to it.

  40. Jenny, I love the idea of your sewing sessions. What a wonderful way to socialise as well as give and receive support and encouragement from other mums.

  41. PhD Journey!!!!! Waving hand... Check out my post for today ; I found a Pickled Lemon recipe! Now I'm wondering how on Earth I can get my hands on some Organically grown lemons....

  42. Oooo new shop. Can't wait to see it. I really want and need some new aprons



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