Wednesday, March 6, 2013
I had the most fabulous time visiting with my dear friend Beth of Plum & June today here in Southern California. My wonderful husband stayed home with the girls, and I got to spend a few hours walking around the darling shops in Laguna Beach with a fellow quilter. I haven't had the chance to play hooky like this in a while, and it was such a treat.
The bag you see above was a little gift I made for Beth. I whipped it up last night using Jeni Baker's famous pattern and a new patchwork cheater print by Suzuko Koseki.
The accent on the top is On a String in black from Valentina, the string is a simple black and white stripe, and the inside is a sewing notions print that I love. It was the perfect size for holding a little stack of fabric goodies. I will definitely be making more of these great little bags.
Inspiration was all around us this morning. I could have taken so many more pictures...and did actually except that Beth was good enough to point out to me the "please don't take pictures" signs to keep me out of trouble when I was blithely snapping photos everywhere. This is why I need a keeper with me at all times...
I love the colors of the shells and coral on these napkins.
How cute are these knitted friends??
A sweet little flower stand. The glass bottle vases hanging from the ceiling were gorgeous, and I love those simple white daisies in the middle. Call me cliche, but I agree with Meg Ryan in You've Got Mail: daisies are the friendliest flower. Okay, now I have to go find that movie...
I love being a stay-at-home mom, and I don't take it for granted that we can afford for me to spend this time with our girls as they're growing up. But being at home with three little ones every day -- with no car at my disposal, yet -- can get a little lonely as some of you know. Having the opportunity to get out and spend time with someone else who understands exactly where I'm coming from is a gift that I don't take lightly. This day definitely gets tucked away in my "happy" file.