I love it!
The colors. The smells.
Last Thursday night, Grandma's Gardens held Ghouls Night Out. This wonderful garden center always decorates to the nines for each and every season. Such a cheerful place! Their Halloween decorations are some of my favorites. They're just so clever! We had refreshments and enjoyed walking around seeing everything. They had spot sales during the night. It was a fun way to break up the weeknights.
This past Saturday, Andy, Mom, and I ventured into Waynesville for the 45th Sauerkraut Festival. A gazillion other people ventured into Waynesville, too! The place was packed and we went early! I've never seen it so busy so early. A big part of the festival is eating! We all shared a piece of sauerkraut pizza, a fried bologna sandwich with sauerkraut, and mini-donuts. Andy also had a brat on a bun. The town orders tons of sauerkraut for the festival. It's a great money-maker for many school and community clubs, churches, and groups. I heard that the Catholic church made 13,000 cabbage rolls last year and sold out!
The Farmers Market resumes this coming Sunday in Waynesville after taking a week off due to the Sauerkraut Festival. There are only two Sundays left for the market. I'll have lots of new soaps this Sunday so come on out to see!
I'm been working on a baby blanket for the newest grandchild - a little girl born to Eryn and Brian (our older son) in early August. I love this yarn and this pattern. The pattern is Chocolate Parfait and it was a free Ravelry download. The yarn is DreamBaby DK and it feels so good in my hands! It's a delight to work with and I love the little flecks of color. It looks like a baby!
Hope you all survive your week and enjoy the upcoming weekend. More later!