Places We Go category

  • 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

  • Papercut! at the American Swedish Institute

    This weekend I finally had the opportunity to visit the Papercut! an exhibit of amazing psaligraphy (papercutting) at the American Swedish Institute here in Minneapolis. The exhibits main focus was o...
    Mar 03, 2014 1 Comment

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