travel adventures- part 1-revised

Hey Everyone…just stopping in to write about my travels…I just decided it was time to get back to normal for me.  I know it’s not the time for everyone, but it is for me.  I started with going to Atlanta to the world market to look for furniture for our new build (check out the progress here) and for new home dec for our store for fall and Christmas …as it will be that time just when we are moving in!  This table and stools will be our conference table..Also thought you might want to see that companies are still decorating with antique quilts…

There was so much to choose from…three skyscrapers full of shop owners to buy for their stores.

I really loved these jingle bells!

I did manage to stitch one thing in Atlanta…This will be a pillow in my book in April, Farmhouse Urban Patchwork Gatherings.Lisa Bongean After Atlanta…it was off to see the California store…after 1 year of not coming to CA…it was time.  Dru picked me up from the airport, and we went straight to my favorite eating place.  The Goat & Vine…(I think we ate there a total of 3x out of the 5 days I was there.  Then I went to Big Bear Lake on Saturday and Sunday with my friend Roxanne.  We hiked and sewed…I make 960 HSTs.   This is the ski hill from our hiking trail.

We might have shopped and eaten a little too!  We are in the famous breakfast place in town?  Anybody know where?

Then back to the CA store to do two Social virtual sewing zoom gatherings with a combined total of 50 customers.  It was so fun to see everyone, stitch, talk about what was going on, and even saw some sewing rooms!  Thank you to all who joined it…it was a fun day, and I hope to do it again soon!

Next up was a flight to Vegas…yes, I know I thought we were going to drive, but the flight was too reasonable, and then I didn’t put anyone out too much by driving all day.  Val picked me up at the airport, and we started on our way to St. George, UT, but we had a side stop at…Sherrie McConnell’s house!!!  Sherrie is my Moda sister.  I miss all my Moda sisters, and it was fun to see one of them, at least!  Val machine quilts for Sherrie too!

Sherri showing us her sewing room!

All the quilts….in the vault.  Follow Sherri (A Quilting Life)  on Youtube, where she has a podcast with her beautiful daughter Chelsi and lots of videos on quilting!

And here we are in her podcast studio… It is part of the spare bedroom…who knew????

We set the timer for the photo. We got nicer ones…but I like this one!

Sherri made us a delicious lunch of potato soup and chicken salad croissants and then sent us back on the St. George…I’ll post more on St. George…in part 2.

Happy Saturday…Hiking again today!




22 responses to “travel adventures- part 1-revised”

  1. Melinda Rathmell Avatar
    Melinda Rathmell

    What a fun trip Lisa!!!! It was fun having you in California!❤️

  2. Robin Avatar

    Goat & Vine is my favorite place to eat (after a morning of shopping at Primitive Gatherings 😊). Enjoy your travels. 🌻

  3. Sharon S Avatar
    Sharon S

    Great pictures! You are looking very stylish and fit.

  4. Monica Avatar

    Glad you are able to get back out there! What fun times!

  5. Rose Bullen Avatar

    Thank you I liked being on “your trip”!

  6. Teresa Avatar

    Thanks for sharing your trip!!

  7. Lisa E Avatar

    Awesome! I think we are all ready to get back to normal! Waving from Henderson, NV!

  8. Jakey Avatar

    Oh, that looks like SO MUCH FUN!!! I love the jingle bells too! Glad you are enjoying yourself, you look fantastic!! Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed vicariously living your adventures!! So excited about your new build! Hugs, Jakey

  9. Kim James Avatar
    Kim James

    💕Love Goat & Vine!

  10. Jane Zagrodnik Avatar
    Jane Zagrodnik

    So happy you are traveling again. I just got back from 2 weeks in Puerto Vallarta. It was an amazing trip. Some think I am crazy…but they do more Covid stuff there than we do here.

  11. Geri Sherwood Avatar
    Geri Sherwood

    You made my day seeing all the fun you had and shared it with us. Can’t thank you enough it put a smile on me❤️

  12. Sandy Avatar

    Wow!!! What fun!! I need to go to Atlanta and visit the market! thanks for taking us on your adventure. Loved it!

  13. Diane Corder Avatar
    Diane Corder

    Grizzly Manor Cafe?

  14. Laurie Avatar

    Fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  15. Judy Clark Avatar
    Judy Clark

    Thanks for sharing your trip. Sounds absolutely amazing!! Enjoy. You look so good.

  16. lee Avatar

    Enjoy the travels! I adore the little adventures embroidery!! On my wish list to create!

  17. June M. Bielli Avatar
    June M. Bielli

    What a great time you must have had! Thanks for sharing. Pictures are beautiful too.

  18. Melinda Avatar

    Thx for sharing ….fun to see your adventures! Did the red & white antique quilt go home with you? Love Sherri & Chelsea’s Youtube videos…a favorite of mine.

  19. Ann Post Avatar
    Ann Post

    I love those bells. Wish I had some of them. Looks like your trip was amazing.!!

  20. Dianna Lindseth Avatar
    Dianna Lindseth

    Grizzly Manor Cafe yummy breakfast

  21. Laurie Shain Avatar
    Laurie Shain

    Sherris place looks bright and cheery…loved the market pictures!!! Old quilts will never go out of style here!! And LOOK at YOU! Looking all skinny and great! Travel and quilting people make life fun. It’s the best therapy in the world! Thanks for giving us some.

  22. Claudia Avatar

    Lisa, I am new to your blog. Where is your store in California??

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