Yesterday I took off with my daughter Renee and headed over to the Napa Valley. We live about an hour and a half away, so it's an easy trip. It was her birthday and she usually requests a shopping trip with mommy, and I'm always happy to oblige. Now, we didn't go wine tasting (I used to live in Napa, and was even married there, so wine tasting is kind of a "been there, done that" thing. I know. I'm spoiled rotten), but we had a particular store we wanted to visit.
Then we headed to one of our favorite places for lunch called Mustards
Good lord, I would love to move back there. Anyway, after an amazing lunch we drove another half hour to Sonoma. Iced tea in hand, we strolled around the old town square and window shopped. Plenty of nice little shops ring around a lovely park complete with duck pond, roses and big shady trees. It was a great day!
Inspired by the sunflowers in the Mustards garden, I made a doily out of Simply Crochet (UK) magazine, issue number four. The pattern is by Nicki Trench and can also be found in the book Crochet Living by Debbie Bliss.