Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Labor Day Weekend in the mountains

We had a wonderful long holiday weekend in the mountains of North Carolina at our little cabin. There is a hint of fall in the air, with some of the leaves changing color already. Here are a few pictures:

If you click on the picture of the wild turkeys, you may be able to see a flock of birds climbing up the hill that my brother-in-law cleared with a backhoe.

The only bad part of the weekend happened just as we were getting ready to leave. I never brag about my housekeeping skills, but I am trying to keep the new cabin spotless to avoid coming back to mice or insects. Anyway, I was sweeping the steps and missed my footing on the landing. I fell hard to the concrete garage floor, but landed on my most padded part of my anatomy. All I got were a couple bruises and little soreness.

Next weekend we are supposed to go to a McBrayer family gathering, Richard's annual pool party. I am looking forward to seeing my brother-in-law, who has been called "The Silver Fox" for decades, with his hair and mustache dyed black (courtesy of his new girlfriend.) I also have my husband pretty well-trained to stop at Mary Jo's Cloth Store in Gastonia on the way. If you have never been there, this is what I call Mecca. It is a former grocery store that has been turned into a huge fabric and notions store. There are quilting fabrics of every description, sorted by color and also by theme. Additionally, they have a large home dec section and lots of trims, bridal lace, you name it. And all at a discount price. If you are ever in the vicinity of Charlotte, NC, go a little farther on I-85 and plan to spend a few hours here. And don't forget your credit card!

1 comment:

Vicki W said...

You lucky girl! I haven't been to Mary Jo' in YEARS!