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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

My crafty finds and Apple Picking

This past weekend my husband and I loaded up our 2 kids and one of my daughters friends. We headed to Sky Top Orchards in Flat Rock North Carolina. about 4 hours ride for us. W e left really early and arrived about 10:30..The orchard was full of folks . This is the busiest we have ever seen it. We have been going their annually since 2004. The kids had a great time..I was worn out and we couldn't stay as long and walk as much as we used to...But it was a great trip...Loved breathing in that fresh mountain air...So fresh and clean...The weather was fabulous. Clear sky's and a nice temp of 69 degrees.   We picked apples, peaches and grapes.We brought back our fruit plus a huge jar mountain wild flower honey. Which is my absolute favorite . Their is so much to do at this orchard. It is mammoth in size. They have picnic areas. Concessions, hay rides, pumpkin patch, animal petting farm with sheep, chickens, peacocks, turkeys, and goats. And of course all the hiking you want to do...
 Yes that is me under the apple tree picking some lovely little apples. 
 Of course we had to treat ourselves to lots of orchard goodies too. We bought fresh caramel apples &  cider.

The girls had a great time feeding the animals. The sheep were their favorites of all.
 
My husband snapped this picture of me and the girls grape picking..lol....that is my daughters friend on the left then my daughter and me.


I took this of my son and husband.  We had just got to the orchard in this shot.

 My daughter took this shot of the mountains and a lake in the distance looking down the mountain side.
And another shot of the girls feeding the goats.....This young lady is a vegetarian and loves her animals. She has a ton of farm animals at her home and they are all her pets...She says...
Just a random shot of the orchard.  I thought was kinda pretty with the mountain in the background.
This is one of my favorite shots of the girls  They thought this old phone booth was just the coolest thing.   What a fabulous day we had.....
A few days prior to this hubby took me to Walmart to get a few things. I discovered they had marked a bunch of school supplies down and moved to their clearance shelves . While looking through the clearance I discovered some Fiskers titanium scissors for teachers with non stick blades. They were $2.00 a pair. And came with a sheath to cover the blades. I can all ways use more scissors so I had to grab 2 pair of them.
I also found the Frixion erasable gel pens on the clearance rack also. They were marked to $2.50 a pack. These are the ones that the iron makes the ink disappear off of fabric. That work great for marking hand embroidery designs. Had to  nab me  a few of those as well. I have seen these same packs for as high as $7.99 before.
 
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Until next time Keep on Quilting and sewing
Tammy
 
 

8 comments:

Janine said...

What a great place! Sounds like a perfect day for everyone :)

QuiltSue said...

That sounds like a great place to go.

Kim said...

Hi Tammy - what a wonderful day at the apple orchard - great pictures! I love your new scissors, I have some of the titanium ones too and they work really well. I am not familiar with the Frixion gel pens, they sound perfect for embroidery!

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

What a great way to spend some time together as a family. I love frixon pens too.

Lisa said...

Looks like you had a great time! You have a beautiful family! Man I wish I found those scissors!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Great pictures, Tammy - it looks like a wonderful day with your family! Happy new scissors!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Tammy what a wonderful day! It's still hot here but I think we have a cold front coming this weekend so maybe we'll get some nice fall days at last. I didn't pick apples but I bought some this week and plan to dehydrate them today. blessings, marlene

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Great finds at Walmart! I love the photo of your daughter and friend at the phone booth. It reminded me of an "antiquing" trip my parents took me and my sister on when we were teens. In a junk store somewhere in Virginia (we live in Maryland) there was an old phone booth, and it had a phone book attached inside. Turns out it was from Wilkes Barre, PA where my dad grew up and his phone number was listed inside. I remember it was a strange number, maybe with letters in it or something like that, but what a day to find such a concrete piece of a person's history. Your apple picking trip sounds like a wonderful tradition.