Friday, May 1, 2009

This is a bit early, but I am trying to dry out after the wet day I have had. I thought the rain would be later not sooner, but as my hubby says, that is what I get for thinking! I headed down to Stockton today to visit my clients, and thought, Manteca is just a few more minutes further down 99, so off to Ladybug Quilts. The owner Jen is a sweetheart! (Aren't all quilters?!) She has the cutest shop open for 1 year now, and I have been very lucky to get to know her. I just think it is so neat how each quilt shop has their own little kitch, meaning their own style. I think that is why I fell in love with Bearpaws & Hollyhocks. Lindy is great, so generous and giving in every way! Then there is my "Quilt Mom", Carol Ann, who is just over the top! I started visiting the store on my way home from the Roseville Automall, just to get some estrogen time. Dealing with men all day is very trying on my nerves sometimes! Well, one thing led to another, and the next thing I knew, Lindy asked if I would like to work there. I thought to myself, is she pulling my leg? That would be a dream come true for me, even though I knew deep down inside she knew I was a wildcard, but, I have learned so-o-o much from everyone there at the store and made so many new and dear friends, I cannot imagine not having BP&HH in my life. Anyway, as I make my travels around, I will let you know about the quilt stores I visit, and anything else that is interesting. If you know of any quilt stores in the Central Ca area, please let me know. Stay dry out there! I will take pictures tomorrow of Kim's Hat Party class and attempt to post them to share them with everyone. Thanks for everyone's encouragement!


  1. HI Pam
    I have followed Kim's blog for a long time and enjoyed meeting other quilters through her blog. She has led me to you- A warm welcome to Blogland- Nice to meet you!
    I am a Western Canadian woman who loves to quilt when I have time. I teach kindergarten students in my work life. I have one son (like you) who is 21, have been married for 28 years and have a dog and a cat.
    I hope that you will come and visit my blog- you will find me at
    Welcome to blogland and to quilting- I hope you find it fun and inspiring- I know that I do- Quilters are a great group of people..
    I am sure you will have a fabulous time at Kim's hat class- Lucky girl - food, fun and quilting a fun quilt - what more could a girl wish for?
    Anna ( quiltmom)

  2. Hi Pam, was so good to see you today at class. Love the colors and fabric you picked to do yours. Glad your in blog land and I can now follow you in your adventures. Love ya Jackie