August 26, 2008

A Long Weekend

This weekend we headed south to Orange County. It's a long, boring drive, so we took the scenic route on the way down.

We were lucky, it was a gorgeous day. It can be very grey along this part of the California coast.

We stayed at the Cambria Pines Lodge and had a quick walk through the gardens before continuing our journey.

Good thing I remembered that fabric shop in Buellton. It was so packed with goodies, even Nick enjoyed it. All the fabric is $5 a yard so I had to get some.

Remember those blocks I was working on last week? Here's the reason I made them and the reason we went on the trip. Mark is one! It was great to see him walking and smiling. What a cutie! (I think he liked his blocks too.) If you'd like to see a better shot of the blocks, click here.

We also stopped at an old favorite shop of mine on Saturday. I was surprised and delighted to see that Material Possessions is now carrying some Japanese fabrics. I picked up a few.

In the end it was a great trip and we're so glad to be home. The kitties are pretty glad too. We'll be home for 3 weeks now & then it's off to the UK for our wedding reception. phew, I'm worn out already.


LeeAnn said...

The fabric you purchased looks very yummy! I have a hard enough time getting my local fabric shop to carry Amy Butler fabric. What do you think my chances are to get Japanese prints? :) Have a lovely day!

Christina J. said...

Sounds like you had a nice trip! I like all your fabric choices, especially the Japanese prints. Looking forward to seeing what you make with them all!

Kristi said...

I have learned from you to look for fabric shops on trips and I purchased some from a shop on our vacation to Michigan. Now I see how fun it is! Those blocks are DARLING! Are you going to add them to your shop?

Jenn Maruska said...

Did you use foam cubes to fill the blocks?

They are very cute. : )

Heather said...

Those blocks are cute! What did you fill them with?

I only wish there was a fabric shop here for 5.00 a yard! I'd be in heaven I tell you!!

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