Saturday, November 5, 2011

When you need a little inspiration....

You go to your LQS...which in my case is Stars and Scraps....the best shop around!!!!
I needed some fabric.....and some fun....so thats where I headed. The owner there is the sweetest gal...always ready to help...or just chat..
lots of local bloggers frequent this store...its just always different and always lots of little kits which I like!!!! OH and did I mention how friendly they all are????? So check it out if you are in the area! who knows who you may run into!!!





As always there are darling little kits.....


and now that I have some holiday fabric....


I can dress these naked gals....its getting cold here in So Cal...we even got snow in our mountains!!!


So after Stars....hubby and I headed up to Riverside....this is the Mission Inn...starting to get dressed for the holidays.


CANNOT miss eating at Simple Simons, simply the BEST sandwiches around...they bake their own bread and its to die for!!!


I always get the same one....BLATT...bacon, lettuce, avacado, tomato and turkey!!!!


OK so I had a little party for about 25 of my friends....and as soon as the door bell rang I got so busy these were the only pictures I got!!!!!



I got the idea for these from marthas new book...individual crudite...dont have to worry about double dippers!!!!


Like I said...I got NO pictures and at the very end I at least got ONE....these 2 are gals that I went to high school with...Im so sad I didnt get more...but it was a loud raucous party and just way too much fun to think about taking pics!!!

So now I need to get busy...I have a show in 3 short weeks and no dollys made yet....except a few naked ones....so up to my sewing room I go!!!!

Stay warm friends!!!!!

13 comments:

Darlene said...

That looks like a fun shop. If I ever get to Southern California I'll have to visit.

Hey I love the idea of individual crudities - I detest double dippers - perfect solution.

I'm glad you're going to dress those naked dolls. They are probably cold, too. LOL

Needled Mom said...

Yeah...what's with this weather? We had frost last night!

That looks like a great place to get inspiration. It's weird to see all the Christmas stuff out already.

I'm the same way with a camera at our parties. There is no time to think about pictures. The food looks great though!

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

That shop looks great, we don't have any like that around here. It looks like you had a great time with your friends. Have a great Sunday!

glenni said...

your annie's have GREAT faces! can't wait to see them when they are dressed up!
keep the photos coming!!!

g said...

p.s. yay martha!!!!!!!

Cheryl said...

Oh my those goodies look yummy!!!! Hey I was just at Stars on Wednesday...now you know where my cute tree mat came from. Sweet picture of you with your friends.

TheCrankyCrow said...

What a fun place to visit - and the lunch after - yummo!! Love a good bread! Your party looked and sounds like fun - love the photo of you and your friends.... And your naked dollies are awesome!! Even naked I love them!!! Have a great Sunday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

TheCrankyCrow said...

PS - I'm not even gonna ask what "cool" is there!! ;o)

Melanie said...

It doesn't matter if you have money or not.....you juat feel better after visiting a quilt shop....thanks for sharng the pics.

Kris said...

Were you at Stars today? I agree, it is the best shop around!! I always get inspired there!!!
Your party looked like fun and I saw lots of tasty treats. Donuts too!!!
Simple Simons is by and away my fav sandwich shop in Riverside. SO good! We love to go Mission Inn during the holidays too!!!!
XO Kris

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Thank you for your blog and the photos! It’s so nice to find other quilters all around the world!

Thimbleanna said...

That looks like more than a "little" party -- everything looks great! And you're so lucky that you have a great LQS nearby -- it looks wonderful!

Your friends at Stars & Scraps said...

Thanks for all the great pictures of the store! It was nice to get a chance to talk to you. I'm looking forward to seeing the Christmas dolls :) I am going to try and make it out to see the craft show in December.