Sunday, February 28, 2016

A visit down south

Our visits are always too short, but we had a pleasant visit and lunch with Warren, Cia, Valentina, and Lily. Here are a few great photos I came away with. 

The Lotus Cafe in Encinitas is so healthy and delicious. I had a vegan lentil curry soup that was to die for!

And here are two more bonus photos taken by Cia. 

Friday, February 26, 2016

Quilt Con in Pasadena!

I spent much of last Friday and Satirday at Quilt Con! It is a Modern Quilt event that has been held previously in Austin. So this was its first time on the west coast. I went with my friend Julie Schlueter. Even though neither of us are Modern quilters, we still had a wonderful time. 
I didn't mean to start a button collection, but I ended up with one, anyway!
That's Julie in blue, heading off to look at the quilts. There were some beauties! I wish I had taken more photos. 

On Friday night there was a reception sponsored by C&T books. Wowsers, quilt star Luke Haynes was there! Afterwards we had dinner with a fun group. We gave a toast to Yvonne Porcella and to strong women. 
There were many notables there, but I was excited to meet Lotta Jansdotter! I told her I had her book, which I used a lot when Sammy was a baby. I also told her I love her fabric. A scrap of one is below. 

Good times!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Weekend in Encinitas 2

The rest of the photos from Warren's bday weekend. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Weekend in Encinitas

A couple of weekend ago, we stayed over in Encinitas to celebrate our son's birthday. Here are a few photos from that fun time. 
Of course, Valentina was the center of attention. We stayed at the Black Orchid B&B. 
A few more photos in the next post!