Monday, January 09, 2012
Monday morning update
On Friday we took the car and drove to Berkeley, where we stopped right in front of a wonderful scrapbookingshop by fortune. Wasn't I lucky? actually I was in heaven ..... The girls walked to the quiltshop 4 blocks away, but said it wasn't worth the trip. We than took the route north and west to Sausalito because we hadn't seen the place enough. There we where happy to find what we looked for everywhere in SF: a Cable Car charm for the Pandora ! YEAH
The sun went down and we had a beautiful to San Francisco and the Golden Gate and the sunset.
On Sunday we left SF and drove down to the San Jose area, where we had an invitation from Connie (http://conniescrafts.blogspot.com/), she served a nice Brund with quieche and fruits. Her husband and she showed us the amazing amount of wonderful quilts she made so far, including a gorgeous Dear Jane, Silvias Bridals Sampler and her Barbara Brackman Sampler. In her sewing studio she showed us her projects she is actually working at.
We had such a great with her
- thank you Connie!!
Afterwords she escorted us to the Quilt- and Textilmuseum in San Jose. Some early quilts from Mrs. Patera catched my interest.
BTW: this was the first day we had sandals and short sleeves!
On our way south to Santa Cruz the landscape was hilly and on both sides of the highway we saw big pines and redwood trees.
When we left highway # 101 and came to the # 1, the view changed totally. The earth is covered with black plastic nearly everywhere, strawberry fields - looked strange to me.
In Capitola we left the road and touched the beach to get a first impression. Surfers and families enjoying the sun everywhere. Of course we had an icecream cone (peanutbutter and cookies/n' cream for me)
Around 16.oo we reached the next destination: Pacific Grove
We are staying at the Wide a Bee Inn - little cottages in a row
The whole village is located right to the beach under big trees
At the end of the street at the "Fishwife" we had a wonderful evening with a glas of chardonny.
Today we are going to Carmel and to meet Barb. She is a friend from our small, private Yahoogroup of Dear Jane friends - we know each other from the Retreats in Shipshewana.
On Tuesday we are happy to meet Elaine P. for dinner in San Luis Oispo, who is also a part of the Dear Jane community worldwide. We are staying at the Applefarm Inn. It seems we'll have a quiltshop hop on Wednesday after Hearst Castle with her.
Can you read that we enjoy the trip?
YES WE DO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
to be continued