Places We Go category

  • Faribault Woolen Mills and Planning for a New Bag

    A week ago the weather was beautiful, so my husband and I decided to take a drive. We ended up at a place I’ve been wanting to visit for awhile, the Faribault Woolen Mills. Faribault Mills have...
    Mar 24, 2015 No Comments

  • Makery, Los Altos

    A friend of mine suggested a field trip to the Makery in Los Altos, CA, It is the marriage of a high-end craft shop and a high-end fabric store with project areas thrown in to boot. There are finish...
    Sep 22, 2014 No Comments

  • Quilting: The Jelly Roll

    A little while back I posted about the jelly roll that I wish I bought last summer. This year it was time once again for the pilgrimage to Minnesota and a visit to the Red Pine Quilt Shop. I was recou...
    Jul 21, 2014 No Comments

  • The Stitch Lab

    Over the spring, I was asked to work on the costumes for our school’s production of Snow White. I was thrilled to do it. The principal of the school is a fan of Project Runway and saw “My...
    Jun 30, 2014 2 Comments

  • Texel Island Sheep and Other Dutch Yarns

    My barge and biking trip to North Holland last week included a trip to the island of Texel. Located off the upper tip of the Netherlands in the North Sea, Texel is home to fishermen, tourists on seasi...
    Jun 06, 2014 1 Comment

  • A few shots from Amsterdam

    This has been a wonderful week in Amsterdam. The days have been warm and sunny, a rare treat here. Here are a few snapshots from our adventures. A pig made of denim at the Amsterdam Fashion Institut...
    May 28, 2014 1 Comment

  • A visit to France, in Sonoma California

    There is a French Antique store in Sonoma. Over the holiday weekend they were hosting a very special flea market in the lot next door. The had French music wafting out, and the well heeled tourists, ...
    May 27, 2014 No Comments

  • Hidden Mickey

    We just returned from Disneyland. What a PLACE! I knew my daughter would love it. And it lived up to our every expectation, and more. I had heard about the “hidden Mickies” everywhere, so ...
    May 22, 2014 1 Comment

  • JCE goes to Disneyland

    We are having our first Disneyland adventure. We brought SO many princess dresses (obviously). Among them, we brought the Belle towel dress that I made. This was worn as a cover up when we went to t...
    May 15, 2014 No Comments

  • Frozen-Sing-A-Long

    Frozen seems to have captured the world’s attention. Or, maybe it is just OUR world. A Mommy friend shot me a note about the Frozen Sing-a-long that was coming to the Castro Theater, and I knew...
    Mar 24, 2014 3 Comments

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