Wednesday, November 1, 2023

And It's November.......

 .....and the calendar has been updated!!! It finally feels like fall around here. After a weekend of temps in the 80's, today we have a high of 51, windy and leaves a blowin'!!! We had some fun over the weekend playing in the leaves!

Yes, we made a trip to NC to see Jax...and his parents! He wasn't feeling his best.....teething.....but we managed to have a great visit! Here is our little Cookie Monster.

I am so proud of my daughter...she made his costume!!!

Needless to say, I did not get much stitching done (some car stitching I will share another day), but I managed a visit to Anabellas in Waynesville, NC. It was about an hour drive and we had Jax with us, since his day care provider was sick. The shop is in a log home that was a model home for a builder...very cozy and inviting. Sadly, they had just put on a retreat nearby with the Housewives, so there was no fabric to be seen and lots to still be put back out. Here are couple photos:

While we were at the Halloween event in Brevard, I got to see a 'Book Bus" they have in their school system. The students helped paint, build shelving, etc.. The books are free for the taking!  What a great idea!!!

Carol, I thought you'd get a kick out of this!

Ending, I thought I'd share a photo of my parents...all dressed up for Halloween! At 91 and 95, they still "just wanna have fun"!!! And  a shot of me and Jax, where he is actually sitting still!!! :)

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  1. It's always a good time when you get to spend time with the grandkids! Oh, Stasi, Jax is precious--and that Cookie Monster costume is amazing... Your daughter obviously inherited your talent :) Is she a cross stitcher, too? Anabella's looks like a delight--I would just sit in front of that fireplace and stitch the day away! And the book bus is so cool--wonderful that the books are all free, too. Love the photo of your parents--still going strong in their 90s. How wonderful :) Have a great November ♥

  2. We woke up to snow on the 31st!
    Jax is so cute in his awesome costume, your daughter did a great job.
    The Book Bus is a very cool idea, & your parents are awesome to still dress up.
    Great costumes!

  3. What a wonderful assortment of pictures, Stasi! Each one of the family pictures is just so special. What memories! Well done to your daughter on the Cookie Monster costume! Thank you for sharing the pictures of Anabella's. The Book Bus is amazing.