Saturday, January 30, 2010

Rhonda - Intro

Rhonda.

Bob and I have been married 20 years. I knew he was a keeper when he was so complimentary of the cross-stitch Christmas stocking I was making at the time. I have since completed one for each member of the family. We met at the White Elephant Saloon, which seems somewhat appropriate for Texas. We have 2 sons. Reed will graduate HS this spring and Ryker will follow next year.

I’m a SAHM transitioning from Homeschool Teacher/Mom to almost empty nester. Once they start driving they are never home. I am also a Personal Organizer. There is nothing I enjoy more that someone else’s overstuffed closet or office.

I have always needed hobbies. Reading, gardening, scrapbooking, piecing quilt tops, and of course stamping! I started like Peggy Sue at a Stampin Up Party. Hooked for a while then life got in the way and I went other directions. I started again last June. I placed one order with Stampin Up and then found PTI in July and the rest is history.

So now you will find me with a Pepsi or Sonic Coke frantically trying to learn how to use my new camera or Photoshop, and blogging while spending waayyyy to much time on the internet.

I’m excited to be part of the Papertrey Peeps. Maybe I’ll even gain enough courage to submit something for a publication.

14 comments:

Hanneke van der Linde said...

NIce to know you a bit more Rhonda! Love the be on the PP with you!

xoxo

Terri said...

It is great to find out more about you and your family. I am a home school mom too!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Another quilter and cross-stitch person! Love it. Nice to meet you and get to know you a little better.

Aimes said...

Hellooooooo Rhonda! Lovely to 'meet' you too! I'm glad your so excited to be a part of this group - I feel exactly the same way too ;D
x

peggysue said...

We jus tgot Sonic in our area, I love their drinks! And you can come up here and organize me any time. I'll pay for your airfare! I need that desperately!

Linda W said...

Hi Rhonda from another quilter. I hope you've gotten those tops made into finished quilts. I think there's a common thread (pun intended) among many of us - the love of color, pattern, texture - which translates so well into card making. Hope you enjoy the empty nest years as much as we did. Love each day, 'cause you never know if and when one might return!!

Sharron said...

Hi Rhonda! So glad to read your intro and get to know a little more about you. I really envy anyone who takes on quilting. My sister-in-law is an avid quilter and I love quilts but it always seemed like an overwhelming job. i am so excited about the Peeps group. Know we will have a lot of fun. Hugs!!

Lori said...

Hi Rhonda!!! So nice to hear more about you!! You know, we have Sonic's but I still haven't been to one!! I will let you know when I do!!

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

Hello,
I'm so happy to know you a little more
Thank you very much

Sally said...

Thanks for sharing more about yourself.

Cammie said...

Rhonda, it's great to learn more about you. Another reader and former stitcher here. Have you tried Sonic's cherry limeade? Yummy!

Nerina said...

Yay Rhonda! I really **DO** think you should summon up the courage to submit for publication, I love your cards!!!

Heather P. said...

Oooo, you're a personal organizer? If you lived closer to me, I could keep you b.u.s.y!! LOL :)

You should definitely submit your work... Yes, it can be scary, BUT you'll never know what can happen until you do! :)

Quilter422 said...

ooh, organizing is one of my faves, too! get brave, check out the scrapstreet.com magazine calls! your work is gorgeous!