Yippee, we're in the land of sunshine!! After so many grey days in Minnesota - and a whole week of grey in Portland at Quilt Market, we are happy to see the California sun. Our first day of vacation had to include a long walk on the beach.
I found a featherstitch plant washed up on the beach - I'm sure that's the technical name for it.
Another quilter was at the beach too - and she left a quilted pillow on the bench. I bet she comes back later when she realizes that it's missing.
We headed into L.A. and found Sew Modern. There was a kids summer camp class in session and the kids were sewing their initial onto a pocket for a pillowcase. It was fun to listen to their conversations as they stitched. One girl said "I think I should have used matching thread so my stitches don't show", and of course the girl next to her disagreed because she liked having more colors and wanted to see all of her hard work. My favorite comment was "If we had used the machine for this part we'd be done by now". That's what I think whenever I do any hand sewing . . .
Here's a little "Sew Modern" stitching - my favorite motif is the little iron with the blast of steam.
The shop had lots of great fabric including a whole wall of solids. Yum. Here's what I found.
I had fun poking through all of the buttons and trims on these little turquoise carts. Too bad Kirk was waiting in the car because I could have stayed longer . . . but maybe that's a good thing because I might have found even more fabric!