Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The hydroplane races are coming back to Norfork Lake, so mark your calendars: July 31-Aug 3! Pigeon Creek will be abuzz with hydroplanes! Racers will flock to Mountain Home, Arkansas, or more specifically NORFORK LAKE, for "The Buzz on Pigeon Creek." Check out the excitement of these unique boats known for their high performance two-cycle motors that make a "buzzing" sound as they reach racing speeds up to 90 mph.Participants from at least 15 states will be part of the Buzz on Pigeon Creek.Bring your lawn chairs and watch the races from along the shore of Pigeon Creek Park, just off of AR201 North. There will be food for sale as well as Buzz on Pigeon Creek T-shirts.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Hi! Just wanted to post a quick blurb about a new watercolor impressionist quilt that's rather Valentiney, would you say?It's my Butterscotch Watercolor Quilt, which is for sale on Etsy.
Friday, February 07, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
I went walking down to the north side of our little penninsula today to get a little exercise in the sunshine, and look at these cool ice formations I found on a few of the shoreline bushes. At first, I thought a bag of trash had been ditched there and split open, and I went to pick it up. But alas! ...the white things were ice formations. In the 11 years I've been here, I hadn't seen this before, so I snapped a few pictures. The icicles only seemed to be on the north side of the shoreline, where yesterday's wind whipped waves up -- or so, I'm guessing. How interesting! They won't be here long, as temps are supposed to be in the 40's. Winter 2014 has turned into quite a chilly one! Looking forward to Spring!See more photos on Mockingbird's Facebook page.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Very excited and honored to have 10 of my watercolor impressionist quilted wallhangings in Blackbird Cafe, in the beautiful Mountain Home library.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
A bit chilly, I'd say! Record cold temps across the region made for a very cold looking Norfork Lake. The wind whipped across the lake causing plumes of steam to waft high into the air like a giant boiling cauldron. What a great day to read a book in front of a crackling fireplace!
Monday, December 16, 2013
Good morning, everybody, from Mockingbird Bay Resort -- What a glorious sunrise we had...so thought I'd share! High temps will be around 50 for a couple of days. What a great way to welcome our Snow Birds from up north. Yes, we do have a limited number of cabins that we rent out monthly for folks who'd like to get out of the real cold weather of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, etc...and c'mon down for some fun at Mockingbird. We'll be welcoming our snowbirds in another week or so. Looking forward to their arrival! :) Call, if you'd like to head south for the winter and be a 'snowbird' too. 870-491-5151.
Friday, November 29, 2013
As the owner of a small business, Mockingbird Bay Resort, I totally appreciate the folks who choose to spend their hard-earned money here with us. So on this beautiful day after Thanksgiving, let me just say a big heartfelt THANK YOU to our awesome guests and friends of the resort. Without you and your continued support, we obviously would not be here. I guess I'm trying to remind people during this holiday season to look for a small business and spend your money there instead of somewhere else. The power of Local...and Community...and unique independent cottage industries is really cool -- so instead of shopping at a giant big-box retailer or franchise chain store, think small. Oh. And as much as I do appreciate American Express for all they've done to promote Small Business Saturday and bring awareness to this issue...if you'd really like to help out the little guy and small Mom and Pop shops, then don't pay with a credit card at all. Pay with cash. That'd really help. Thanks! ...Happy Holidays everybody! (Here's a little video about Small Business Saturday.)
Friday, October 18, 2013
Fall foliage update: Colors are definitely coming. They seem later than last year, in my opinion, by a week or so. Reds are prominent in the undergrowth, with some dark reds/rust and muted yellows showing up in the trees. Night temperatures continue to drop, so things should be poppin' here soon.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Mark you calendars and get ready to celebrate fresh inspiration at the Hill & Hollow Quilt Show at the Baxter County Fairgrounds coming up fast -- October 24-26. There will be over 300 beautiful quilts on display, plus lots of cool vendors, a country store (be sure to stop by and buy one of my Mom's unique flower pincushions!), lots of door prizes, demonstrations, a silent auction, and special exhibits and displays. Food and snacks will be available, so plan to eat there too! Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Admission is $5. *As a fellow quilter, I welcome all quilters and their entourages to stay overnight at Mockingbird Bay Resort in one of our cozy cabins. In fact, we will give a 20% lodging cabin special rate to guests attending the quilt show! :) (Mention this special when you reserve your cabin.) See our website for more info, and feel free to call if you have any questions or would like to reserve yourself a cottage.(870) 491-5151. See y'all at the quilt show!!! :) Cheers!