October: The month of celebrations and goodbyes.

October has been a bittersweet month for me.  Both my mini’s birthdays are in the beginning of October. We spoiled them with presents, cake and a pool party. I know, every parent says this but, I can’t believe how fast they are growing up.

On October 15, we said goodbye to my beloved Grandpa. It was (is) really tough. He was an inspirational, kind, and loving man, who supported me in everything I did. 22142_231669064661_7577147_n

He had a definite appreciation for handmade items.  He was amazing at needlepoint work and latch hooking.

I have a few of his pieces hanging around my home, my favorite being a teddy pair picture that was made for me when I was born. it proudly hangs on wall in the mini-me’s room.

When I started to knit and then started to sell my items on Facebook , he very proudly took my business card and stuck it in his wallet. We chatted a lot about my knitting business. I don’t know if he ever read my blog, but, I know he was proud of what I am trying to with Smashlee Stitches.
He will be very very missed.

I did get to see a lot of extended family this last month, including my mom and was able to hand deliver a lot of gifts instead of mailing them.

My mom finally got her sweater however, I never did get a picture of her wearing it. It fits and she loved it. I also got to deliver hand knit items to my cousins which, included a beard hat and a some baby items. Like I said, the whole thing was very bitter sweet.

Things are slowly getting back to “normal” and I am feeling alot better then I was a week ago. It still isn’t easy though, Knitting helps. Its great therapy.


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