Saturday, January 19, 2013

Grow Your Blog Party, today's the day!

First I want to thank from Vicki from2 Bags Full for putting together this party. Vicki says there are over 300 bloggers taking part in this party so she is going to leave the list up the entire year. You can find the links by clicking here or the button on the right hand side of my blog ( I will leave it up all year as well)


For all of you visiting for the first time, welcome. I'm Ronda I live in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Central California. I started blogging in September 2012 as a way to share my thoughts and what was going on in my life with family and friends. Along the way I have made new blogging friends, learned about blog hops and parties, learned more about sewing, quilting, embroidery and was introduced to rug hooking.

I would like my blog to be well rounded as I share about my life, the area I live in, my crafts and my discoveries.

This collage shows some of what I've blogged about since September, the projects I've finished or am working, my Mini, my Son proposing to my soon to be DIL and some pictures of the area I live in.


I hope you'll take some time to look around.

I look forward to "meeting" you, Ronda

44 comments:

  1. I loved the pics - especially the one of the proposal!x

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    1. Thanks Annabelle. DH and I were able to be there (along with about 200 people)when my son proposed, what a special evening. I love that picture too.

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  2. Hello Ronda, You live in a lovely world and I always enjoy viewing your lovely photos and seeing your rug hooking creations and stitchery. Hugs Judy

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    1. Hi Judy, Thanks. In doing the collage I was amazed at how much I have accomplished since September.

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  3. Hi Rhonda, I finally decided to join the Grow your Blog Party. I don't know if I'll get new followers but I hope to find some who has at least some of my interests.
    JB

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    1. Hi Julia, Hope you find new friends. I've been visiting blogs, lots of interesting ones out there.

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  4. Hey Rhonda! Thanks for the collage, you've finished lots since September. Found you on the GYB pool and I look forward to reading more.

    -Jade @ www.muffinteahouse.com

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    1. Hi Jade, Welcome. I've been gone all day today and haven't had a chance to visit many blogs yet. I'll be by soon. Putting together the collage was fun, I can't believe how much I've done since I started in Sept. It was fun looking back.

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  5. Hi Rhonda--love your site and your photos so I will be keeping an eye on you!!!!
    Hugs, Di and miss gracie

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    1. Hi Di, Welcome. I've been at a quilt show all day today so I haven't a chance to visit any blogs yet. I'll be by to visit you soon.

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  6. Hello Ronda, not officially part of GYB as I was too late to sign up but am enjoying looking at some of the blogs who are participating. I am a card maker and quilter who lives just west of London and look forward to being a follower. I love to travel and had a fantastic holiday in California 13 years ago. Happy memories. Linda

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    1. Hi Linda, Welcome! London, how cool. I love the blogging world because we can connect with people from all over the world. I was actually at a quilt show today so I haven't had a chance to visit any blogs yet. I'll post pictures from the show in a couple of days.

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  7. Hello fellow Californian ~

    Visiting from Grow Your Blog hop.

    Give me a visit some time ~
    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  8. Hi Ronda...nice to 'meet' you also!

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  9. Nice to meet you too! I'm so happy to see that you are doing the It's All About ME blog hop, also. I think it's going to be a lot of fun!

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  10. Hi, Rhonda...thanks for dropping by my blog! Yes, I have met SIRI...and I too LOVE all her talents!! I am very impressed with the GPS ability...we have had a Garmen (named her Samantha) but I think the 4s is MUCH better!! Faster and clearer..I have named her Phoebe. Come visit again sometime!

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  11. Hi Rhonda, I'm dropping in from GYB. Love your modern Mini. I have a very old one so we must call it a mini with a small m. It is a 1959 Austin 7 which I've restored. It's exactly as old as I am! Congratulations on a new soon-to-be DIL! I started out with 3 childrena nd now have seven! Lovely to see families grow.

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    1. Hi Veronica Nice to meet you too. My Mini makes me smile, I bet your mini does the same for you. Until my 2 sons married I was the only girl in the family, now with my Granddaughter the girls out number the boys. Love it!

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  12. aloha my friend ronda! i cannot believe you are 20 minutes from my beloved yosemite, we did a family vacation annually my entire childhood! we always stayed at camp curry, the tent cabins, my best memories, "let the fire fall"! before fires became a problem, every night the park rangers would send down a ball of fire, down the side of the mountain! he would yell, let the fire fall! my husband is a park ranger here in hawaii and has battled huge fires over there. what a small world, aloha, angi in hana

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    1. Hi Angi, welcome. Did you grow up here in the mainland? Like Hawaii, Yosemite is a special place.

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  13. You have a lovely blog. I'm a new follower and participant of 'Grow your Blog'. Have fun at the party!
    Evalina, This and that...

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  14. Hi Ronda - thanks for visiting my blog, oneoldgoat! I can't figure out how to reply to comments - used to be able to do it but the option is no longer there. First of all, you are probably pretty happy that the 49ers will be in the superbowl! I heard my husband hollering ~ he is a huge 49ers fan. Second, I love the rughooked postcards and I think I saw in your collage a snowman tree skirt. I can't wait to read the rest of your blog. Yep, most of the major trails have trail registrys. We were on part of the mid-state trail so we signed in. It's really neat to see who all has come through and if anything interesting has happened.
    I'm going to go follow your blog - thanks for being a part of the blog party!

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    1. I am a 49ers fan and have beeen forever. So excited they're going to the Superbowl.

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    2. I'm a CO girl myself, Rhonda...if it couldn't be Denver, SO glad it's the Niners!!!!!

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  15. Hello Ronda - I am here from 2 Bags Full.
    I am a CA girl too - near Sacramento.

    I like the collage you put together that showed some of what you've blogged about. Since I like all things "snowman" your snowman penny rug and snowman wool block are wonderful!

    You have lovely projects on here. Most are beyond my ability and time (for now). But I spied your candle mat. I bet I can do something similar and be happy with the finished project. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Susan, Welcome. I bet you could do any of the projects I've done, but I understand about not having the time. Thanks for visiting. Ronda

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  16. Hello from Texas! I love the diversity of your blog as I scrolled through. Thanks for sharing the quilts. I am a quilter and enjoy doing reproduction antique quilts. I am over at

    nonniescedarchest.wordpress.com

    Found you through Vicki's GYB party

    Charlsey

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    1. Hi Charsley, thanks for visiting, I'll stop by and "see" you soon. Ronda

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  17. visiting via Vicki's GYB Party and love the quilts in your next blog post...fabulous!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, I'll come by and visit you soon.

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  18. Bobcats, quilts, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains...pretty great little blog you've got going here - Dropping by from the GYB Party. Hope your week is warm and wonderful - Tanya

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  19. Hi Tanya, Thanks for the compliment on my blog, it's " scattered" just like me. Get ready I'll be dropping by soon.

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  20. Enjoyed visiting your blog. I love nature as well as quilting and other numerous things lol, come on over and visit soon. I'm a new follower.

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    1. Hi Terry, Welcome, good to "meet" you. I visited all three of your blogs, I'm impressed I can hardly keep up with one.

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  21. Your blog is really beautiful. Please visit mine, too. There's a link at the upper right to my grow your blog post. THanks!

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    1. Hi Deborah, Welcome and thanks for stopping by. I'll visit your blog soon.

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  22. Lovely to meet you Rhonda - I've seen some beautiful quilting here and isn't that a wonderful light to sew by. I must look into one of these really good lamps. I am a crazy quilter and fabric mixed media artist loving collaging and journal with fabrics and lace.
    I have a quilt on my blog at present and a giveaway if you would like to enter for the GYB party.
    Thanks for sharing - you have such a beautiful header too!

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    1. Hi Suzi, Welcome and thanks for visiting. Get ready I'm coming to your blog soon. (isn't it nice to have visitors and your don't have to clean the house?)

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  23. I think I'll have to visit you just to see that gorgeous header photo! I hope you'll come visit me on my blog, too!

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    1. Laurie, thanks for stopping by, I was able to visit you yesterday.

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  24. Great to see all the quilts and wool projects.

    kind regards from YokkoBears

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    1. Hi Yokko. Welcome and thanks for stopping by. I'll be visiting you soon.

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  25. A late-comer from the GYB Party here! Now a new follower...there's so much to see here, and I don't want to lose track :)

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    1. Welcome Quinn, thanks for visiting. I'll stop by your blog soon.

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