Chihuly at Crystal Bridges

Mona Kaye, Joan, Mary Ann and I went to see the Chihuly art glass exhibition at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville Wednesday. I had seen the one at the Clinton museum and was extremely happy to get to see this one. It was totally fascinating. And each piece and installation is unique. Everyone should see it. Oh, the beans were lunch there.

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Fast Trip to Oklahoma City

I was asked by a friend to ride over to Oklahoma City to go to an art museum to pick up 2 paintings Tuesday. We left early and got there before noon. It rained all the way over. He got the things he went for and on the way out of the city we stopped at a antique store. It was truly all antiques, not flea market crap. I found several things that were interesting, but I only bought 4 items: a petit point compact, a brass perfume bottle on a rhinestone brooch, an Elfinware covered box, and a purple glass salt. Oh, I got o see the state capital building. Really pretty.

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W.N.S. – Chicken Salad – July 2

Last week was so hot Debbie called and suggested that we do a cold plate. So I got stuff cut up and went over and we made chicken salad for Wednesday Night Supper. We de-boned 2 Kroger roasted chickens, used chopped onions, green grapes, celery, pecans, salt ,pepper, garlic, and mayo. It was sooooooooooooo good! Debbie made a cheese pound cake and I made peach ice cream. I got 3 kinds of crackers, and Debbie bought croissants, and Martha brought some different crackers.  Debbie made cheese dip and a cheese ball. We had fruit and pickle trays. In short, we had way too much. I even made another type of chicken salad. I used the red Viking stemware and pates. Fourteen came and we had a blast. This week I was on a day trip and didn’t cook.

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Robin had a Yard Sale

My dear friend, Robin, had a yard sale out at Frog Levy. She had sent me pictures of several things she had put back for me. I got there and there were 3 sales going on. Lots of stuff.  I got 2 pressed glass punch cups that match mine,  several 1950’s Christmas bells, several wooden hand-painted Christmas ornaments, five pairs of cotton gloves, some shaved wooden ornaments, a silverware box and 2 brass easels. Thanks, Robin!

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The New Roof

Things in my life are never normal. Well, what is normal. I got a new roof on my house about 8 years ago. Due to weather, storms, damage, done wrong over 2 layers, nails popping through, and insurance man waited too long to file, I had to get a new roof again. I tried for 8 years to get someone over here to fix or redo, but never got anyone from Morrilton. Rain has poured in for 8 years in the sunroom. I found a couple of men in Perry County that were so nice and put me on the list. They came last week with a big crew and did it in two days. Cleaned up and everything from the old 3 roofs taken away. Best money I have spent in years. It has rained 4 times and I now have no leaks!!! YEA!!!

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Morris’ Antiques in Keo Closing

Ruth Ellen called and invited me to go with her and Jim E. on a day trip to Keo. We wanted to eat at Charlotte’s Sweets and Eats. It was full when we got there, but it was worth the wait.  Then we went to Morris’ Antiques. They are closing. We went to see if there was anything at a huge percent off we needed.  I found a old glass finial, 3 pie servers and a petit point purse with a silver clasp and chain. The purse was coming apart where it had been sewed to the frame. I could fix that. And the silver needed to be cleaned. I could do that. So, I got them. It was a great fun day with friends.

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Toby Lichton Workshop for CAQ

A few Saturday’s back, I took a workshop with Toby L…………… through the Central Arkansas Quilters Guild in Conway. She came and did the program on Thursday night and stayed to do the workshop Saturday. I was teaching in Muskogee, Ok and missed her program. I haven’t taken a workshop in years. I wanted to learn curved piecing and she was a great teacher!  After we learned the technique, she brought in some of her quilts for me to see. She is truly a fantastic quilter, designer, and teacher.  Had a blast!!!

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