I admit I prayed continually from the moment I left this morning. And I offered a prayer of Thanks the minute I pulled into the driveway home safe and sound.
With all my nervousness this morning, I walked out without my camera. I'm so sorry I won't be able to show you pictures of the quilt shops I visited.
I will tell you I drove for over an hour to get to my first stop "Luella's" in Rodondo Beach. If you haven't been there, it's well worth the effort to stop by. Luella's is just minutes from the L.A. airport, and is such a beautiful store. They carry over 1,500 bolts of fabric and have the nicest staff led by Luella herself. Make sure to check out their web site HERE.
Margaret's family has a beautiful home in Rancho Santa Margarita, and I have felt very spoiled. The temperature is perfect, and her family has made me feel so welcome.
Right outside the front door is a garden area filled with lush plants.
These little birds are nesting in one of the trees.
I will show you some of the things I have picked up in the last few days.
I found this Jumbo Pom Pom maker to go with my smaller sets. I bought this yarn so I can make pom poms with Margaret's grand daughter Hailey.
I've been looking at "Material Obsession" for months now, and finally broke down and bought it. It helped to be able to use a JoAnns 40% off coupon.
I love every quilt in this book!
Margaret spotted these and said "Look, button fabric!" I'm afraid she has caught my illness.
I only get fat quarters in my attempt to keep things under control.
Here are my Kaffe purchases from yesterday when we were at "Flying Geese" in Tustin.
Love those Kaffe's!
Tomorrow we will be back visiting more quilt stores. I promise to remember my camera!
*Someone asked me if we were going to attempt all 42 stores on the Run. No....I'll be happy if we even get close to 20. Margaret has a lot of family events while she is here, and the stores are spread out quite far geographically.