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. 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.
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 trail..to St. George…I’ll post more on St. George…in part 2.
Happy Saturday…Hiking again today!