Saturday, January 25, 2014

Bags of Happiness

As you've probably figured out by now, I spent the week in Laguna Beach and Ontario.  Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth...5 days in Laguna Beach, 3 days in Ontario for Road to CA. 

I love the beach.  How can one look out on the magnificent ocean, see the painting in the sky, poke through tide pools for treasures and not believe in God?  His creation screams of His glory.

I was there because of a friend, and the timing of Road to CA.  I helped behind the scenes on Mon/Tues, and attended the show on Friday.  Fun, fun, fun.  It truly was.  :)

There was lots of shopping to be done, and I did it.  It was shocking that everything I purchased fit into a wee little bag.  But it was a wee little bag of treasures, doncha know?  ;)

Fiber treasures
 glass bead treasures
 stamping treasures
 and fabric treasures.
The last truly is a treasure, as I have been trying desperately to match the two top fabrics.  I checked every booth, and I've looked at local quilt stores.  This color red is not "in."  It hit me that perhaps I needed to look at hand-dyes...I looked at Cherrywood, I looked at Starr Designs...and I found exactly what I was looking for from Quilt Tapestry Studio.  woohoo!  I think it will work, and I think there is enough of it to anchor some of the other fabrics that slightly match these reds.  Now that I have this in hand, I have a wedding quilt to think about.  Goals are good!


Elaine said...

Lots of treasures to be found at Road. I think I needed 2 days to really see it all-by the time I got to the 3rd room my brain was mush and I couldn't jam any more into it.

sewmuchfun said...

Lovely treasures!

Quiltedtime said...

These pretties definitely have your name written all over them.