It’s true! And that’s okay with me, because being in this place was like being in a candy store for quilters anyway!
I’d heard about M & L fabrics for years ---- never thinking I’d get a chance to go, but go I did!
And so did Julie from Australia, Brigitte from Germany, Caroline from Belgium, Carolyn from Maine, Kim from Minnesota, and Deborah from Illinois, Florine from Brea, California, and Sherry from Whittier, California, and Grace from Whittier, California!
We hit that place like a swarm of wasps --- swooping and and snatching up and petting, and passing around and looking here and looking there!
This was my first glimpse as I stepped inside the store. My reaction? Holy. Mother. Of. Fabric!! Where do you start?! This side is the bolt side, and there is some good stuff over here…batiks for $3.98 a yard? Yep --- They’ve got them, and more!
THIS ---this is the flat fold side…and there are miles and miles of shelves stacked HIGH with flat folds! You have to dig and search in here, for bargains mean there are undesirables as well as desirables. Perseverance is a MUST!
Upon our exit..I had to take a closer look at the tile wall outside the building –you can’t see it in the top picture above….but look at this:
Here’s the view down the wall..it almost looks like a crossword puzzle doesn’t it? I had to take a closer straight on shot to see if I could make any “pattern” emerge from it:
Can you find a face in here? Do you see anything else in here? I think it’s kinda cool……that is if you don’t stare at it for too long and wind up with a raging migraine…LOL!
We all had a wonderful time and ended our shopping trip at Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant. I don’t know about you, but I can be perfectly fine and not feeling like eating, until I smell good fried chicken, and I’m instantly famished! All 9 of us gathered for a fun lunch before going our separate ways. Chicken pot pie! I’m sure I’ll be regretting it when I get home and get to a scale, but it sure was yummy!
Yep, it was “THAT” Mrs Knott's, of Knott's Berry Farm! We didn’t go into the park, but walking under the roller coaster on the side walk to the restaurant, I relived many memories of going to Knott's Berry Farm when I was in high school ---I love those roller coasters as much today as I did then! If we had had more time – I would have loved to go!
I took a picture of this bottle brush tree because it reminded me of the bottle brush bushes we had growing in our front yard in San Jose when I was growing up! I remember it really attracted the bees..but the flowers are so fun…they DO look like bottle brushes don’t they? Love the color…and love the memories!
My lecture with the Friendship Square Quilt Guild of La Habra was last night….and we had a great time. I love an interactive audience. It’s nice to connect with people who understand my love of fabric and finding places in fun quilts where it all can be used!
Today is our Sister’s Choice workshop….easy pattern, loads of fun, great for swapping strips and sewing up a fun quilt. It’s the last day of my Southern California trip ---boy am I glad I came!
Boy am I glad to go home too! :cD