Monday, November 28, 2011

Light Up Siloam

We're just days away from one of my favorite Downtown events!

I'll see you Downtown!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Small Business Saturday

By now we've all heard of Black Friday.
Perhaps you even participated in the crazy event that happened these past 24 hours.
Or maybe you're more like me--More of a Small Business Saturday kind of person.

If so, tomorrow is the day!

Head Downtown and make a difference to a small business.
Merchants open this Saturday that we know of include:

Amandromeda Vintage Modern*
Books on Broadway*
CC's Gifts
Cottage Haven
Creative Corner on Broadway*
Emelia's Restaurant*
Fratelli's Wood-Fired Pizzeria
* (serving special pecan pie dessert pizza!)
Local Flair Art Gallery*
Pour Jon's Coffee & Tea*
Siloam Springs Museum*

I'll see you Downtown!

*Official Downtown Businesses

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Just Because...

The other day my husband surprised me with a "just because" bouquet.
It was just what I needed!
A thinking-of-you that was non-holiday related.
Do you need a "just because" delivered to someone special?  Siloam Flowers and Gifts has just the thing.
I'll see you Downtown!

PS: Siloam Flowers and Gifts also has beautiful Holiday items.  Stop by and take a peek.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Downtown Trick-or-Treat sure was fun! 

The leaves were beautiful!
The balloons from The Balloon Closet added to the festive feeling.
I'm pretty sure the whole town showed up!
It's such a fun tradition!

I'll see you Downtown!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Puddle Jumpin'

Downtown might be the perfect place to try out a pair of new fall boots. 

I'll see you Downtown!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Camera Class

The other day while I was snooping around on facebook, I found something else that looked pretty neat. 

It seems Creative Corner on Broadway held a camera class.  Here's a picture of the participants taking their pictures.

I'm not sure if Creative Corner on Broadway is having another camera class in the near future, but I think I'd better head down there to check it out.  You might want to stop by, too.  I've heard there is all kinds of fun holiday items to make your scrapbook (or crafting) extra festive.

I'll see you Downtown!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Art and Music at Pour Jon's

The other day, this email popped into my email inbox:

...wanted to let you know that the next Art/Music Event at Pour Jon's is on November 19th at 6pm. We hold one every month, always on Saturday evenings. Anyone who wants to can take the stage to sing or play an instrument, while artists sit around and do their thing. We have teens who weave bracelets, ladies who knit, and college kids who do graphic design. My sisters and I all draw and paint. A little something for everyone.  --Wendy

Let me tell you, that little email got my attention! I decided to do some snooping around.  Here's what I found over on facebook:

Doesn't the Art/Music Event at Pour Jon's look like the perfect place to get those creative juices flowing?  Music, coffee, pencils...  
Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 19th.

I'll see you Downtown!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Menus

Have you stopped by the Cafe on Broadway lately? 
They've got their new menus up, and they look great!
They still have the old favorites along with a few new additions.

It might be just the place for a warm drink during the Holiday Open House...
  Or maybe a sweet treat baked just for you by Betty...
You're coming, right?

I'll see you Downtown!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Quilting Adventures at Sager Creek Quilts and Yarnworks

This is a guest post from my good friend Joy.  Welcome, Joy!  Thanks for the post.

Morning friends!  For the past couple years, I’ve been learning how to quilt.  A lot of my inspiration comes from beautiful quilting blogs, but many of my skills have come from our local quilt shop.  
I started by taking an appliqué class.  My mother-in-law fell in love with these Swedish folk art designs. As a thank-you for all the fabric and buttons she had passed on to me, I wanted to make her a table runner.   However, the class was going to sew a cat—a cat!  Anyone who knows me well knows I am NOT an animal person.  I sheepishly asked if I could bring my own pattern.  Of course you can.  Perfect.  
I did a tester piece for the class which is going to become a round pillow once I learn the best method to insert a zipper.

The finished gift!

The class was so fun!  I felt like I was in kindergarten playing with glue and scissors.  The class ran from 10 am – 3 pm.  Pam taught the class, and Cliff cooked all of the class participants lunch.  All for the low price of $30, complete with homemade dessert from Cliff's Tea Room cookbook!

Sager Creek Quilts and Yarnworks has lots of classes.   Check out their website for other classes offered this fall.  (Call 524-5244 or stop by for what you need to bring with you.)  Be on the lookout for a post about the Beginning Quiltmaking class offered at the end of the month.  I use the same pattern but turn it on its side, thanks to Karyn’s encouragement!  
Happy quilting!