Friday, October 02, 2009

She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain

A couple of friends from the local area recently purchased quilting machines. One bought an Innova and the other one bought a Tin Lizzie. The service and support on Tin Lizzie are less than wonderful in this area. It might be the fact that the machine is owned by a family who lives in the middle of the mountains, altitude 4,000 ft., in Julian, CA.

Anyway, I went up there to give a quilting class to my friends. I spent the afternoon with them. It is always a blast to sit and talk with friends and swap stories about quilting. The view from Allison's house is rustic. No houses, no city, just a beautiful meadow surrounded by a pine tree forest. Pictoresque. If I lived there, I would probably spend more time with my eyes on the view than working on quilts.

I had to stop in Wynola on the way home. King Leo pepermint sticks were calling me. There was a very large bead shop there also with the coolest mural painted on the side.

Julian, CA is known for it's apple pies. Yummy. Of course, they import some of those apples, no doubt. On my way home, I stopped by Julian Pie Company and Dudley's Bread in Santa Ysabel, a wide spot in the road where 78 meets 76.

It was about 55 miles round trip. All in all, it was a good day.

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My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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I started quilting when a quilt shop opened in our little town in January 2004. I have been hooked ever since.

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