Monday, June 3, 2013

Going Coastal

Ahhhhh The Pacific Coast.  How I love thee!!!   The briny smell of the sea, the bark of the sea lions, the cool ocean breezes and the wonderful food!  This is a shot of Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, where we went to eat a few times this week.  My sister came with me, so when we took a break from hospital visits, (my daughter is doing very well, the surgery was quite successful.  I will spare you the pictures of the eight(!!!!) huge fibroids they removed from my girl. Ewwww!) we did a bit of sightseeing.
View from one of the restaurants...

I also visited a small town next to Monterey called Pacific Grove, known to the locals as PG.  I didn't have my camera with me but I love this little town, lots of cute shops and great places to eat.  If we were ever to re-open our bookstore, I would want to do it there.
 I found a wonderful yarn shop called Monarch, and went a little bit nuts.
Some Mad tosh, Sublime and Malabrigo...

  I want to start in with that blue yarn and make this shawl right away!  They had a sample done up in the yarn shop and it was really pretty!  Might have to wind this the old fashioned way around the chair back though, because I can't wait until I get home to use my yarn winder.
I ended up not bringing my sewing machine with me, but before I left, I got my latest quilt cut and up on the display wall.  Here's a peek.
It's made to look like gingham!  Looks kind of boring here, but with a voile backing and bright binding, I think it will kick it up a notch. 

 Bye for now, from Salinas and Monterey!


  1. What a beautiful place to recuperate! Happy your daughter is doing well. Love the gingham quilt:-) xoxo

  2. Have a nice vacation!

  3. SO glad your daughter is doing well!


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