Archive for the 'shops' Category



Quilt Sampler – Fall/Winter 2010

Published on September 10, 2010

I picked up a copy of the latest Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler magazine – one of my favorites. I was excited because I had read in another magazine that one of my favorite shops – ThimbleCreek was having an encore listing – the first was a decade ago (gosh how time flies). Anyway, […]


UrbanBurp

Published on September 7, 2010

Ok, so I know what you’re thinking…UrbanBurp? What is that?! Well let me tell you about this hidden treasure. It’s a little shop up in San Francisco specializing in rare vintage fabrics, home decor and upholstery. The owner, Electra Skilandat (pictured below) is just wonderful and my oh my does she have an eye for […]


The wait…

Published on July 29, 2010

Last week I got to spend a day with my mom – her birthday was a little bit ago and this was the first chance we had to get together. She decided she’d like to go to some quilt shops and have a little lunch.We stopped by Prairie Queens first, lots of Japanese fabrics (my […]


Powder room reading

Published on May 17, 2008

Ok so I’m really not one to go around taking pictures of the girls bathroom but I couldn’t resist. I went to Fresno over the weekend – hotter than hot, let me tell you! It was for a very dear friend, she was graduating from Nursing School so I drove down for the day. She […]


Tea time and paper too!

Published on January 14, 2008

I met some girlfriends for what has become an annual tea date. We had a great time catching up, sipping tea and eating itsy-bitsy fancy sandwiches and desserts. We tried very hard to be lady-like but that lasted all of five minutes – I mean, how can girls not completely lose themselves to giggle-fits when […]