Monday, May 29, 2017
Memories of times past,
Ever present in my mind.
Many have sacrificed,
Others have died.
Remember them, never forget.
In duty they served,
Always loyal to the call of freedom.
Love, has no better definition than this.
Sonia Parham 2017
This holiday we celebrate those who have gone on before us. As I thought on the day, as scripture came to my attention.
John 15:13 — Jesus said to His disciples, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (ESV).
I think we can all agree, there is someone in our family who has given their life, made sacrifices for our freedom.
But we also need to remember the One who gave His life for mankind as a whole. Jesus Christ. He gave His life so that we may be spiritually free.
Romans 5:8 - but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
To learn more go to my tab labeled "The Big Question". https://sonia67bones.wordpress.com/the-big-question/
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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
Monday, April 3, 2017
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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