Tuesday, December 10, 2013

San Diego Trip

Last week, my husband and I went to San Diego to visit our daughter.   We stayed at the Hotel Del Coronado to see the Christmas lights and decorations that we heard were very festive.

The hotel looked great and the Christmas tree in the lobby was beautiful.  Unfortunately, I did not take more photos of the tree.  The lobby for the rest of our stay was full of people taking family photographs beside the tree.

We went to two quilt stores in La Mesa:  the Country Loft that carries quite a bit of primitive patterns and fabrics.  It was fun to look at it all.  The second store that we shopped at was Rose's Calico Cupboard.  It has over 2,000 bolts of fabric.  It is so overwhelming that I usually do not purchase much.  They have a large room full of 1800 fabric, a large room full of books and patterns and many, many fabrics sorted by color.

This was the view from our balcony. It was fun at night, watching the ice skaters below and smelling the ocean in our room.  It was much too cold to keep the doors open.  The high during the day was about 53 degrees and the low was about 38-40 degrees.  Unusually cold for San Diego but warmer than Sacramento.

Friday morning we decided to go to a quilt store in Vista, the Fat Quarter Quilt Shop.  I loved the store because every nook and cranny was full of fabric, tools, patterns, rulers, etc.  It isn't too far off I-5.  It is on the way to San Marcos where Eleanor Burns' shop is located.  It has everything from Civil War fabrics to the modern fabrics that are so popular.

View of our balcony from the ice skating rink.


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