Ashley and Katy and Garth Brooks

Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 191My nieces went to see Garth Brooks in Little Rock Saturday night. They got there and found their seats. A roadie came up and gave them center, front row tickets. They had wonderful seats. They were on the big screen several times and the performers were right in front of them. They had a great time. They came to spend the night with me in Morrilton instead of going back to Forrest City where their parents live, because they were all coming here for a late Thanksgiving lunch with Grandmother Dot. We got up and I got donuts and went over to Mama’s. She had the usual spread. She is the best cook in the world. Just ask her four sons. Craig and Leslie came and Zack, Katy’s boyfriend, dropped in later to take Katy back to Tech. Mama says she doesn’t decorate for Christmas, but she had a lot of festive cheer scattered around. We had a great meal, and a great visit. dotr 1 dot 2 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 215 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 213 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 212 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 210 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 209 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 196 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 194 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 191

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Anna’s Cheer Force Competition at Jam Fest

Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 171 (2)This weekend I was invited to go with Pete, Liz and Dan to see Anna flip and flop in a competitive cheerleading thing in Hot Springs called Jam Fest. It was really interesting. You got to do hair and make up, travel and hour and a half, sit through all kinds, ages, different levels of competitive cheerleading with loud thumping music during the performances, and in between while the judges are tallying and a man is speaking very fast and loud getting ready to introduce the next team. The audience is mainly made up of parents and grandparents and sibling. Mom’s are knitting and crocheting and talking to dads. When it’s time for “your” team, you walk down front to get a close up view. You’ve sacrificed your Saturday for a two and a half-minute routine that takes your breath away. Then you go back and find your seat and start to crochet waiting on the last group, judge’s decisions and the awards. It was very entertaining. It’s like the ESPN cheer things, but kinda exciting when you know someone on the squad. I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thanks, Liz for the info and rules and thanks Anna for being a good flip-flopper. Yes, I could go again. I just need to take some quilting stuff. Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 164 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 165 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 166 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 167 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 170 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 171 (2) Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 171 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 172 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 173 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 175 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 176 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 177 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 178 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 179 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 180 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 181 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 182 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 183 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 184 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 185 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 186 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 187 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 188 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 189 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 190

 

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Central Arkansas Quilters December Meeting and Christmas Party

Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 017The Central Arkansas Quilters December meeting  and Christmas dinner was held in Conway at the McGee Center.We had a short meeting and show and tell, then the best pot luck supper!!! The Doughty Family was in charge and they did a wonderful job setting up and decorating. We had a the food was fantastic and we had a blast! Thanks everyone! Merry Christmas to ALL! Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 001 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 002 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 003 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 004 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 005 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 006 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 007 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 008 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 009 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 010 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 011Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 013 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 014 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 015 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 016 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 017 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 018 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 019 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 020 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 021 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 022 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 023 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 024 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 025 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 026 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 027 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 028 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 029 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 031 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 032 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 033 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 012

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Arkansas Quilters Guild Christmas Party and Auction Pictures

We had our regular Arkansas Quilters Guild  December meeting with the Christmas Party and live auction. It’s always a lot of fun. They presented our president, Donna Toombs a signature quilt. Show and Tell is always good. The auctioneer is a hoot and the food is great! Merry Christmas, EVERYONE!!!Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 068 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 069 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 070 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 071 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 073 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 074 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 075 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 076 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 077 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 078 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 079 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 080 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 081 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 082 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 084Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 085 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 086 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 089 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 090 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 091 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 092 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 093 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 094 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 095 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 096 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 097 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 098 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 099 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 102 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 103

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The Forgotten – Antiquing in December – 6

Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 141I told you that when I left Blue Suede Shoes Antique Mall during their open house and I forgot to get all I had put back. When I checked out it was so busy and I had so many things I forgot some items. Bren-Bren brought them to me at the guild meeting. Here they are:Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 138 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 139 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 140 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 141 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 142

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Judy’s Silver – Antiquing in December – 5

Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 133I mentioned in a previous post that my quilt friend, Judy, was selling some of her silver pieces and our friend Shannon was selling them in her booth in Benton. Shannon texted me, and I bought 3 pieces over the phone. She brought them to me at the guild meeting on Monday. They were in great shape, but I always polish before I put up. They were real different. The big punch ladle had a simple pattern, but was too elegant not to get. There was a double crystal container with a silver tray and two flip tops for condiments. The other might be a  caviar server. It has a silver base, and a crystal bowl sits in with posts around. It has a etched lid. Really neat pieces. can’t wait to use them. Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 131 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 132 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 133 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 134 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 135 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 136 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 137

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Back to Hot Springs – Antiquing in December – 4

Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 130Thursday, when I was leaving school a friend called and said he needed to go back to Hot Springs to look at something in one of the big antique stores. We were there two weeks ago and he needed to see a certain item again. I said I’d love to get out-of-town and go. We went straight there and while he was looking over things again, I went to the artist “Pop-up Store.” The League of artist there have a store to sell their art. It’s called a pop-up store, because it moves around each year and is only doing the holiday season. When we got through he said we needed to go to some other stores. I love the old one below the staking rink. I found a round glass hinged box for $1.00, 2 hairs for $5.00, a stainless pie server for $3.00, 3 glass cigar case with corks, a cut glass pitcher $16.00, and two small antique photographs for $1.25 each. It was a great day to get out and see the fall leaves that had turned brown. Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 126 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 129 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 130 Dec. 2012 AQG CAQ Ashley Hot Springs Anna 127

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