Monday, October 29, 2012

Autumn in Asheville

Last Friday we headed west to Asheville, North Carolina.  Charlie's sister and her family live there, and we traveled for the induction of our nephew, Andy, as an Eagle Scout. 

The weather was quite pretty the first two days.  Lee's neighborhood goes all out for Halloween decorations.  Lee had her lamppost all lit up.

They have recently done some remodeling.  We got to go with them to pick up their new custom-made stained glass window.  It is perfect in the triangular space in their new entrance.  It features mountains and sky, and a family emblem.
Here are all the McBrayers and Logans after Andy's Eagle ceremony.
My own personal Eagle Scout husband again participated in the ceremony.  It was fun to all be together for a happy occasion.
We left Sunday afternoon soon after the reception was over.  As everyone in the world knows by now, there is a perfect storm brewing along the east coast, with Hurricane Sandy crashing up the shoreline.  It was pouring down rain and cold by the time we left Asheville.
The weather actually cleared a little once we got out of the mountains, but it is windy, cold, and rainy today.  It looks like most of the leaves will be blown off the trees before they even reach their full color.
This is a good day to stay in and do some sewing therapy.  A package was waiting in the mailbox with some oceany background fabric I ordered for my future grand-daughter's baby quilt.

I am trying to come up with some kind of ocean scene with mermaids.  So far I have some sketches of fish and other sea creatures, but no real idea how I am going to put this together.  It's much easier when you have a pattern or even an idea.

Hope everyone stays safe over the next few days, especially those near the path of the storm.  Our mountains have snow today, but the worst of the storm seems heading for our neighbors to the north.  Good luck everyone.


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