Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Quilt Stores

There was only 2 stores I wanted to visit on the way home.  Primitive Gatherings and Temucula Quilts.  Amazingly, they were only about 6 miles apart.

We first went to Primitive Gatherings in Murrieta, CA.  Oh my gosh!!!! I wish i took pictures of the inside. Absolutely amazing.  Beautiful.  I could have bought one of everything!!!  I did not buy fabric.  I bought a couple of kits.

I have wanted to do the kit on the right for so long.  the price was really good and it jumped into my hands!

This one was a kit too.  very reasonable.  there was enough to cut 2 of the red strips and muslin.  I just cut a square of blue for the 2nd flag. it says land of the free because of the brave.  love it! one of them might end up as a present for my son.  But I am keeping the other one.

then on to Temucla Quilt Co. Totally different.  I got to meet the owner.  Very nice.

She has a wonderful blog and a summer sampler is coming up.  Free!  On her blog she has been talking about these little boxes.  they are so dang cute!  had to pick up 2.  she has 3 different sizes.  She also has some wonderful wool.  oh my!  and a really cute container for toothpicks.  to use while appliqueing.  

Her bulletin board was sooo cute.  if you click on the picture, you will see thread spools used a magnets!  brilliant!  She has the cutest small quilt patterns.  I was a good girl and didn't buy any fabric or patterns.  

We then went to lunch at a little Mexican restaurant.  Aztec Tacos  Oh my goodness!!!!  I had rolled tacos - very good!  and Bruce had pasole

He said it was the best he has had.  I tasted it and yes, very yummy!  

From there we took the backroads to Indio, then home.  we didn't stop anywhere to take pictures.  I would compare the ride to driving Salt River Canyon. lots of switch backs and you can see 3 rows of the road.  

It's nice to be home and sleep in my own bed and my pillow.  and home to fold more fabric! hehehe....



I mentioned that Hubby and I had been traveling for business.  We went to Anaheim, CA.  no, not to Disneyland.  there just wasn't time.  I love Disneyland!

Core-Mark had their semi annual vendor party.  I am not sure what to call it.  because it kind of is like a party.

it's where Hubby and our son in law, Glen can meet with all the different vendors and order for the stores.  we get LOTS of samples.  Then we come home and have a loot party with the grands!

That is lots of loot!!!!  but one more thing I have to show you....

Can you see the weight?  that is 32 oz, 2 pounds!!!  I have never seen a treat this big.  the grands eyes are going to bug out when they see this!

As the party goes on, for every purchase that is made, your company's name goes into the raffle.  They have drawing every couple of hours or so.  We have never really won much at all at these things.  but they are fun.  However......  We won this time....  an iPad Air 2.  I was beyond excited.  Glen went up and got it, then Bruce grabbed it and I grabbed it from Bruce.  Now before you start thinking, Glen already has a iPad.  Bruce is not a fan of technology, so in my book that's mine!!!!!

Later we won the  - which glen has

We also won 2 boxes of wafer cookies.  I am sure Glen and Melissa's boys will love that.  we waited around for the last drawing - a 70 inch flat screen TV.  I just knew we would win it.  Just before the announcer pulled the name, they found another prize.  the prize?  An M &M folding chair.  we won that, not the TV.  we were sooooo close!

We also got to spend some time with Bruce's brother and his family.  They live in Yorba Linda.  We didn't get pictures, darn.  Then Katrina and some of her family came down to visit.  They live up by 6 Flags in Santa Clarita.

We didn't get to see everyone.  But it was wonderful having dinner with the guys!  Love those faces!  

Next blog will be about the quilt stores we visited on our way home.......

Monday, June 1, 2015

Stash Report 16

June 1st, amazing!  also my little sister's birthday!  Happy Birthday Cindy!  

Well, we were gone most of the week for a business trip - more on that later.  so not much got done.  but I sure enjoyed the time with my sweetie.....

bobbins used this week: o
bobbins used year to  date: 36
Thread spools emptied this week: 0
Thread spools emptied year to date: 3
Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date:  34 yards
Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Fabric added year to date: 23 yards
UFOs finished year to date: 6  Wool finishes: 9
New start year to date: 7

before we left on our trip Iprepped a few things.  I had to work on this!  All the hand stitching is finished.  I just need to quilt it.  

And I prepped July's block of Angels among us.

while gone I worked on this....

I just have to add the backing to it.  Love how it turned out.

I am still folding fabric.  I had no idea how big of a job this was when I started.  My goal for this week is to finish it up.  it's driving me crazy.  but I truly am loving how my closet is looking.