Thursday, December 8, 2011

Really Random, 12/8/11

We were at the coast last weekend. I hate to keep rubbing it in may have already mentioned it. 


One of my favorite quilt shops is in this little seaside town, Quiltin' Cousins.The owner, Shawn Lombardo, is awesome and funny. I could talk to her for hours. And sometimes, if the shop is not busy, I do visit for hours. Her shop was originally a cottage. A little cottage. 900 square feet.
But she knows how to purchase the best variety of fabric in her little gem of a shop. Here she is, cutting some fabulous Tammis Keefe Christmas fabric for me.
I came home with a nice little stack of fabric:
She also made this super cool miniature of her shop. It is about a foot in size. The detail is amazing.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...I was able to purchase a whole bolt of Kona snow from Tammy at Marmalade Fabrics. Awesome.
So what are the holidays like on the Central Coast of California? 

Let's see...they have to import the snow from somewhere else (see the little kid in the santa hat and shorts?)
They decorate the fish:
And sunbathing means a bikini, a jacket and a stocking cap!

The end.


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Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said... #

lol, looks like fun! all your photos are gorgeous. I can't believe you got any sewing done.

Mary said... #

Yawn...why don't you ever do anything fun???? LOL! I am green with envy...I love California! We had a spattering of snow yesterday, more expected tomorrow. Want to come here for a visit???

randi--i have to say said... #

what a wonderful shop! in a great place! so glad you got some getaway time!

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

hahaha, brilliant post! That shop is so cute! Great fabric choices :)

LJ said... #

Great photos! I like the vanishing viewpoint composition of the sunset :))

k said... #

Swordfish hat made me laugh out loud.

Jen said... #

Cute post! I love the miniature shop, it took my breath away! I'm in Northern Ca and we are bundled up in scarves and jackets ;) glad you had a great time!

Terriaw said... #

Looks like a fun weekend! That quilt shop/cottage looks so tiny. How fun to get to visit them on your mini vaca. Love those cute Christmasy fabrics. Any plans for them yet?

The Luedtke Family said... #

Ha ha ha! Import snow! Bikini/parka sunbathing! Ha ha ha!

Looks like a grand trip!

We are anxiously (some of us) waiting for snow. A white Christmas would be lovely.

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

Gorgeous photos - there's no way you'd contemplate standing still on my local beach at the moment no matter how many clothes you were wearing, never mind wearing a bikini!!

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Nope, you have done nothing to make me like you again xxx

Katy Cameron said... #

Hmph, just a delicate pea colour here...

Love the wee miniature of that shop, it's amazing! Looks like a fun place to visit too :o)

Needled Mom said... #

How have I missed that shop in all of my years traveling there? I know about the one in Arroyo Grande, but not this one. I will have to check it out when I get up there again. It looks darling!

FlourishingPalms said... #

We've just been programmed to believe that Christmas should have snow, and be cold. In fact, don't you think baby Jesus was born in a temperate climate? Warmth? Sand? It's nice to see how everyone celebrates, wherever they live.

Mama Pea said... #

That little doll house version of the quilt shop is pretty awesome!

Letterpress said... #

Great post--I could use a getaway about now!

Rachel at Stitched in Color said... #

Yeah, I liked this post! Looks like a great trip. And, for whatever reason, I like seeing a whole bolt of Kona snow purchased by someone I know. Maybe someday it'll happen to me!

FabricWorm said... #

Great post Cindy! I love Quiltin' Cousins! I wish I had known you were in town. I hope you have a Wonderful New Year!