First stop was a couple nights with my SIL and her family. It was fun to visit with them and discover a couple quilt shops near their east Bay Area home. Then I hit the road for South Lake Tahoe via Stockton and Placerville quilt shops. Did I mention my trip was during the crazy heat wave we had during late June and early July??? 107 in San Fernando Valley, 106 in Buellton, 111 in Paso Robles, 106 in Pleasanton, 108 in Placerville. I arrived in South Lake Tahoe to 86 and a thunderstorm. 86 had never felt so great!
My son lives and works in South Lake Tahoe. We caught up, played a couple new (to me) board games and ate some yummy food. While there I noticed a quilt I made him 11 years ago. Some of the fabrics are faded and wearing very thin. Definitely well loved. I would love to make another one like it so I laid it out on his floor and snapped a couple photos. Of course, my grand kitty Alyx helped.
It doesn't look too bad from a distance.
From South Lake Tahoe I traveled to The City.... (San Francisco). I stayed with a high school friend and her family. My youngest daughter is living and working a summer internship south of The City. We all attended a block party at a park along a canal on the 4th of July, THE canal that leads to McCovey Cove. Even though the Giants were out of town, this baseball fanatic couldn't pass up an opportunity to walk around AT&T Park.
Stacey, her beau and Willie Mays.
Fast forward to yesterday. Here is the something new.
This quilt went to it's new owner. You might remember I started this several months ago, partly as a sample for a BOM for a quilt guild and partly as a gift.
The special lady in the middle is taking it home to Canada.