Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Lighting up the sky

I shot a video of lightning as storms rolled in this evening. Here are some shots from it.


Get ready for summer outings

The weather's getting nice and we're spending more time outdoors.  Protect yourself and your loved ones from the pesky bugs!  Go to my Avon EStore and order.  www.youravon.com/sparham

Sonia Parham

Monday, April 3, 2017

10 for 10

My friend Rita and I spent last Friday on the Spring Fling Shop Hop here in Arkansas.  We left Paris at 8:30 a.m and arrived back in Paris around 9:30 p.m.  The day was filled with beautiful quilts, laughter, and blessings from God during the travel.  Seriously, there were openings in traffic that could only be a God thing, especially when we got turned around.
Each shop displayed a quilt they made using and Exclusive Arkansas Focus fabric and a special background print by  Quilting Treasures Fabrics exclusively for the shop hop.  The quilts are shown in each set of pictures for each shop.  I've included a link to each shop's website as well.
Our first stop was in Huntington, AR at Momma's Log House.  This little shop is packed full of quilting and sewing goods.  http://www.mommasloghousequiltshop.com
Elvis fans run this shop, as you'll find out, if you spend any time there.

Then on to Greenwood, AR to Crooked Creek Quilts.  This is a charming little quilt shop with friendly people who can answer your quilting questions.  www.crookedcreekquiltshop.com

After Crooked Creek Quilts we headed to Fort Smith, AR to the Sewing Machine Center. This shop is easy to find on Phoenix Ave. and has a lot to offer.  www.sewingmachinecenterfs.com

We left Fort Smith and drove northwest to Siloam Springs, AR; where Sager Creek Quilts & Yarnworks is located.   Again, a great quilt shop to visit.  I would have loved to spend more time here and to explore the town.  www.sagercreekquilts.com

It was time for lunch and when we asked for places to eat, we were told about Hawg City Grill. We found it and had a delicious lunch.  The prices were good and you get a lot of food.
Working our way up to Sulphur Springs, AR, we found the Quilt Corner situated across from the Sulphur Springs city park.  This shop has a great assortment of fabrics to choose from.  You can find them on Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/TheQuiltCorner/

From Sulphur Springs, we dropped down south, a little, to Pea Ridge, AR.  There were two shops for us to visit in this town.  I'll start with Country House Quilting.  You can find them on Facebook.   https://www.facebook.com/CountryHouseQuilting/  This shop had a lot going on from voting on quilts made in a class to quilt giveaways coming up in the near future.

Next in Pea Ridge is the Sew-N-Sew Quilt Shop.   We were greeted by smiles when we entered this shop and got to participate in coming up with a name for the quilt they had on display.   https://www.facebook.com/Sew-N-Sew-Quilt-Shop-102344073211187/

Sew A Stitch was next, in Rogers, AR.  This shop has fabric but also has a lot of sewing machines to choose from.  www.sewastitch.com

We are getting close to the end of the shops to visit and got caught in "after work" traffic, as we got close to our next stop. Sew In Heaven in Fayetteville, AR.   I hate to say it, but we rushed in and out of this shop, as it was after 5:00 p.m. and we had until 6:00 p.m to get to the last shop, several miles away.  From what I could see though, this shop has a lot to offer.  You can check it out at www.sewinheaven.com

Last but definitely not least was the Lonesome Pine Quilts shops.  This charming shop is located outside of city limits near Elkins, AR.  I have to brag on this stop.  The ladies who run this shop were gracious enough to stay open after 6:00 p.m for us and they have a lot to offer! One of the first things you notice as you walk in is a beautiful vintage Ford pickup filled with batting and quilts. If you're ever in the Elkins, AR area, check this shop out.  You will not be disappointed.  www.lonesomepinequilts.com

So 10 for 10, we made it to all the shops in one day.
Total miles driven: 393 miles.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016


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Friday, May 27, 2016

Starting a new blog...

Hi, almost seven years and 764 blogs ago I started my blog on blogger.  I've met a lot of great people here, and read just as many awesome blogs.  I started a blog on WordPress where I have two pages, one for poetry and one for everything else.

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Friday, May 13, 2016


Let me start with a shout out to my nephew Sam, who graduated high school this evening.


David and I celebrated our 27th year of marriage today. 

I took this picture with my tablet.  It's my first picture with it and as you can see I'm still trying to figure it out.

Earlier today, I made a cover for the tablet.  It has a pocket for the tablet and a pocket for the charger, etc.  I used 2" charm squares and lined it with a white fabric with tulips printed on it. Then attached elastic for the flap and bound the sides with the bright green binding.


Earlier in the week I was able to get a picture of a pair of doves (I think) that frequent my front yard.  They landed in the street (which is a dead end with very little traffic) and posed nicely for me.


Lighting up the sky

I shot a video of lightning as storms rolled in this evening. Here are some shots from it. Sonia