Whenever the sun shows up on these late fall mornings, I make some time to read in this sunny nook off of our kitchen. The rocking chair belonged to my Grandma Evans, and I nursed both of my babies in it. It is my favorite seat in our home. This sitting down, and reading for a bit during the day is new for me. It produces instant contentment. Which equals instant new favorite routine.
I usually figure that once Halloween has passed, we are getting close to freezing temperatures at night. It’s time to bring my favorite pieces of glass and china garden art in for the winter. Here they are waiting for a quick bath, before they get tucked into the garage. Come springtime, it will be nice and fun to re-decorate with them again.
I’m really looking forward to teaching a Holiday Jar Lantern class at Ruffles & Rust Square on November 5, from 10:30 a.m. – Noon.
Learn how to create your own sparkling lantern using glass jars, some wire, and crystal chandelier drops. You’ll learn a few simple wire work techniques while we have fun adorning these jars. They also double as beautiful hanging vases, and are wonderful gifts for your friends and family for the holidays. All materials will be provided. Please bring your own pair of round nose pliers. Class size is limited to 12. Cost is $30.
To register, please call or drop by Ruffles & Rust Square in Snohomish, 360-217-7557.
And in the meantime, be sure to visit the spectacular Ruffles & Rust Vintage Market October 21 & 22 at the Monroe Fair Grounds.
I feel very lucky to have this magic month with Claire. Nearly every day I get to play on swings and go down all the slides with her at different parks. Out in the garden, we look at honeybees, pick and immediately eat cherry tomatoes, and water the plants along with ourselves. Inside the house, we wear our capes and play chase, color pictures, and read lots of books. I love finding Claire’s creations, like the above scene with her friends.
What a kind and happy person she is.
We spent a very fun Saturday morning at Oxbow Farm in Duvall. It was one of the featured farms on PCC’s Celebrate Organic Fall Farm Tour. Our granddaughter Claire got to climb on a tractor, sample salads and color at PCC’s kids truck, and see tall sunflowers and fields of pumpkins. The highlight was the seeds house, where the kids got to open pods of beans, pull sunflower seeds out of the dried heads, and best of all – eat popcorn!
My September couldn’t be better. We have our oldest son Carlos, his wife Casey, and their daughter Claire staying with us. The big C’s will leave after ten days, and Claire will hang out with , Grandma Beth aka GiGi and Grandpa Raoul/PopPop for a month. Seeing the world through a two-year old’s eyes is absolutely the best!