Many of you who have been with me since the beginning (and I do thank you!) know that I got started blogging because of Pam Kitty Morning! I heard of her through Alex Anderson's web site and got curious. Once I read her blog (my first ever), it was all over! I started my own blog and the rest is history!
Before I continue, I forgot to show you this picture of Mr. Squash at the Culinary Institute of America - Greystone where we had lunch the other day. I love the sign!
Since I began blogging I've had the good fortune to meet quite a few other quilt bloggers. Today I had to good fortune to meet Lynn Wilder of Sew'n Wild Oaks. I've been reading Lynn's blog for quite a while now and she is one of my favorite designers. I knew the town where she lives is only about an hour from Napa, so I emailed to ask her if she would be available one day. Sure enough, today was the day she works at the quilt shop where she also teaches - In Between Stitches! We set off first thing this morning and arrived right in front of the shop just after opening.
As soon as we walked in the door Lynn immediately recognized us! We felt like we'd known each other for a long time (and in a way, we have)! She made a point to bring her recently completed new design - Butterscotch Baskets so I could see it in person! Here we are wrapped up in it! Check out Lynn's recent post about the quilt for more photos (Mr. Squash was a bit challenged with my camera).
While Lynn and I chatted and I also shopped, Mr. Squash was busy snapping photos of the wonderful shop! My thanks to Melissa, the shop owner, for allowing Lynn and I to chatter on while she was working!
This is truly a wonderful shop - they have a wide variety of fabrics to choose from and it's so bright and cheery!
Here I am making my purchases with Lynn! I mentioned how I got started blogging via Pam Kitty Morning and Lynn said she used to work at the shop. When she left, Lynn was her replacement!
I loved the cutting table toward the front of the store - big and spacious for all those fabrics!
Sadly, we had to leave before the holiday traffic in the Bay Area got too bad. If you look closely, you can see Harley the shop dog saying goodbye to us in the window! It was so much fun to meet Lynn and I know we'll see each other again!
Livermore is a darling town. Those trellises were all up and down the wide sidewalks - when the grapes that grow on them are in season it must be spectacular!
I know you're all dying to see what I got! Lynn has spread the word about plaids in your quilts and I've listened! I spied four here that I didn't yet have in my stash. I also couldn't resist a fat quarter pack of Jo Morton's Sweet Emilie and another Collection for the Cause! I think I may need to look at more storage options when we get home.
Tomorrow is our last day in Napa. There's a big snowstorm coming in tomorrow on part of our route home. We thought we'd wait until after the storm (Wednesday) to drive back. Hopefully there will be another post along the way.