Saturday, February 10, 2018

quilt shop heaven

I had a business trip this weekend down to San Diego and was quite eager to get to Rosie's, which is truly one of the most amazing quilt stores I've ever seen.

I borrowed a car from and friend and made my way over there as soon as I was able.  I just had to share with you some of the aisles of fabric that they have.  This is a store that you really need to have a project in mind when you go there.  If not, you'll be completely overwhelmed with all the  possibilities!

I did buy fabric specific to the swap being handled by Barb Vedder and the baskets of Cecile in France.  I also found some more fabric for the rest of the triangle gatherings project.  

I saw an adorable pin cushion/pattern they were selling so while I have many more pin cushions than I need, I couldn't resist this.

Monday is the day I am flying my mom from California up to Bend to move her into her new home at the Assisted Living Facility.  I think she's very excited and it's really cute to hear her gush about her excitement at starting her new life -- at 90 yrs old!  Gotta love her spirit.  We took her to her mobile home and thought there'd be tears and sadness at choosing what to take with her, and leaving the majority of the rest.  But instead she was pretty good about selecting only her favorite things.  My car is packed with her stuff... and that's IT!

I'll let you know how it goes!  Fingers crossed!

Thanks to all of you who sent me such kind thoughts.  Caring for elderly parents really is a difficult experience under any circumstances and I know that there are a lot of you who have devoted years to your parents.  Bless you all. ;-)


  1. Looks like a shop that could easily give me system overload. It does help to have specific projects in mind in that type of setting.
    Hope all goes well with your Mom's move. Glad to hear she is excited about it.
    Very cute pincushion.

  2. WOw--that store is just amazing! All those goodies in one place...very tempting.
    Good luck on your journey with your Mom..glad she's excited about her new digs...hugs, Julierose

  3. So nice to hear that your mom is approaching her big move with good spirits--that will make it much easier for you both, I'm sure! If I ever make it to CA, I'm stopping at that quilt shop--awesome!

  4. Glad your mom is in good spirits about her move! That helps a lot! Good luck!
    That shop looks amazing!

  5. I want to go there! Looks like quilty shopping heaven!

  6. How is your Mom settling in? My 93 year old MIL is a marvel, she walked away from her home of the last 60 plus years to move in with her daughter and said...."it's only yourself" She loves her new life in Fla., got out of the cold of NY and has made a new life for herself helping her SIL run his physical therapy business. So what did you buy in that fabulous shop?

    Happy Sewing

  7. I hope we all can approach new situations as positively as your mom. What a shop. I get overwhelmed in shops like that, although it's exciting to see everything.

  8. I always dreamed of having a "sleep over" in a shop like that ... with a couple of girlfriends and you could just go through ALL the fabric one bolt at a time and talk about what you wanted to make ... of course, the pile of yardage to be checked out in the morning would be gigantic!! LOL Prayers for you on your mom's journey ... I know that road well. God bless you for being such a good daughter and person ... HUGS, dear friend ~ Linda