Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Taking a Day

Harold told me I needed a day off. No housework, no doctors, no worries. Yesterday we decided to take a day and go up around the mountain area, see the leaves changing and just soak in the simple beauty. After several days of rain and blah weather, it turned out to be a nice day and it was just what I needed after everything that has been going on in my life lately. I actually laughed for an absolutely silly reason! The first time I have laughed since my father passed away. You can click on the pictures to see them larger.





My favorite shops were the dulcimer shop and Mast General Store. I don't play the dulcimer but always loved the music from it. I picked up a cornstalk doll and another Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle and Harold got some canned pickled Green Tomatoes he had been hunting for.





I am hoping there will be more day trips in store for us (probably later in the Spring) but for now my soul has been satisfied and refreshed with the glory of God's work and the fun crafts and wonderful foods of the local residents!

The days have been warm enough but rainy and overcast. The nights, on the other hand, have been downright chilly. I love my cozy warm pajamas so while we were out one day I picked up a new pair of luscious snuggly fleece jammies to lounge around in while I stitch on these chilly evenings! And speaking of stitching, I was able to work on My Home is Built is Glory some more. It is coming right along. Enough so, that I am ready to get everything ready to start on With My Needle. I am thinking I will work on MHIBIG on Monday thru Thursday then pick up WMN to work on Friday thru Sunday. Good deal.

Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart! Thank you so much for stopping in again!

14 comments:

Tracey said...

Great pics! And so good that you had a day of R&R. I wish my husband would say that. :0)

Maggie said...

Lovely photos, it good to take a day out from daily routine sometimes, glad you enjoyed the break :-)

Take care x

Cari said...

What a wonderful day! Your husband is a wise man and, very thougthful!

I'm sending a link of your blog to my husband :-)

Nancy said...

Sounds like a wonderful time!

staci said...

That's great that you got away for the day...it's always good for the soul :) Terrific pics!

Margaret said...

Sherry, you have a wise husband. :D I'm so glad you got to enjoy a day together -- looks like a wonderful day! I love dulcimers too. I'd love to learn how to play a mandolin. It's small enough that maybe my small hands won't matter for a change! lol!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

So glad you had a great day, lovely pics too. CJ ok;-)

Julie M said...

Sounds like you had a nice time and the leaves are so pretty! And what a nice man Harold must be to think of the idea.

Jan said...

Wonderful outing and one deserved! Enjoy your stitching schedule, and looking forward to seeing your progresses!

Littlebit said...

Awww, you deserved to get that "day off," Sherry. It sounds like you had such a nice time. You got my trip! You know...the one where WE went to see the fall colors and got rained on? LOL! Love snuggly jams, a cozy fire, and a good movie to stitch to when it's so nasty, cold, and wet outside.

Garden Girl said...

Sherry, I am so glad you were able to get out and laugh a little. Is that the Blue Ridge Parkway? I just love your neck of the woods. Simply gorgeous! That Harold is a wise man!

Jeanne - WillowTreeStitcher said...

I'm glad you had some respite and good cheer Sherry. It looks lovely and moist and cool in the forest! I am dying to stitch With My Needle so I may join you one of these days on that. I just have so much else going I am a teensy bit ashamed to start something else new!

Siobhan said...

Great pics! It looks like you had a good time. Sometimes it's nice to step out of your routine and do something different.

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Sherry, love the pictures and glad to hear you had a wonderful day out. I love Mast General Store also.

Roberta