Monday, August 6, 2012

Next stop...

La Mesa, CA and Country Loft.   I had been to this shop around 15 years ago, but I wasn't quilting yet,  so focused more on the doll patterns and all the fun decorating goodies.    This time I spent my time looking at all the patterns and fabric.

Look who was at the front register when I walked in?   Why it's JoAnn Mullaly of Wool Crazy fame.   She's such a delight.

So much to look at!

One of JoAnn's projects from her book, "Crazy at Home".

More Cheri patterns.

I think this is another one of JoAnn's designs.

Wonderful home dec items everywhere.

This was taken in the front room where you enter the shop.

Dishware anyone?

This is JoAnn's original quilt from her newest book, "Folk Branches".  I'm pretty sure I showed it to you in my Quilt Market pictures.

A class was going on and looked like a fun bunch of ladies.

Halloween is right around the corner.  We better get busy stitching up these projects.

Loved Cheri's version of a simple log cabin.  Yep....bought that pattern.

Ready for some embroidery?

More Cheri patterns.

Such inspiring displays.

Here's Colleen just waiting to cut my fabric!

More cute displays.

And the best thing of all?    There was a 27% off sale that day celebrating their 27th year in business.   That's a long time for a quilt shop...Just goes to show you they are doing something right!

Sorry for the poor quality of some of the pictures.   I was using my trusty little red camera and the shop is dark in places.   Trusty little red doesn't do well in dark areas.  When I used the flash, the pictures were very washed out looking.  Time to get a new little red?   Hmmm, maybe.   You know how technology is advancing faster than our bank accounts!

Next up....Temecula.   

Hugs, Anne


Kaaren said...

I'd love to visit that shop but we'd probably have to mortgage our house after I got finished shopping. *sigh*

Thanks for sharing, Anne. More to dream about.

Carol said...

That is truly one of the most amazing shops I've ever been in in my entire life...and that's a long time...LOL! Lucky girls that live near there and can be inspired by it all the time. WOW!

Stephanie said...

Are you going to Rosie's Calico Cupboard? Quilter's Cottage in Fallbrook? Quilter's Cottage is now owned by someone else and it is no longer in the cute little yellow house. It all changed after I moved. The quilt shop in Temecula wasn't there either when I lived in Fallbrook. Have fun.

Quilt n Queen said...

The Country Loft looks like I could spend a whole lot of time dreaming and with the 27% sale...bonus. Love the log cabin quilts...oh and the Halloween projects...what a delightful shop. Thanks for sharing your shop hop with us Anne. Happy shopping and stitching, and safe travelling!! hugs from Michigan!

Bev said...

Oh thanks so much for sharing! I love the things in that shop! I have pattern books of Cheri's from the 1990's. One thing about primitive decor, it is timeless!

Don't forget to enter our August giveaway! Safe, fun travels!

Cheery wave from Bev

Yvette said...

Love that store, thank you for refreshing my memory.

marie said...

Going to the Loft and Temecula are on my bucket list. How lucky you are. Thanks for the tour.

paulette said...

Yup...lots of eye candy!! Thanks I needed that!! Can't wait to return to the Loft in January when we make like the birds...and fly South! You didn't show us your LOOT!!
Have a great week!

Sue said...

Lots of eye candy ! What a lovely shop ! Thanks for sharing

Anna said...

Definitely going to add them to my list of shops that I must see in this life time!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Wow, great shop! One thing I like is they don't use alot of lights for their backgrounds. I keep telling myself that when I am picking fabrics.
Might see you tomorrow, I'm turnin over a new leaf!

Louise said...

You have visited one of my most favorite quilt shops in the country! When I lived in CA i use to visit them each time I visited my Mom. My sister loves it equally and we both have viited since their early days. Three locations ago The owner and ladies working there are the best. Jan is great and her books I love..Temecula newer to me but love it as well. Good thing my daughter still lives in So. CA. Thanks for the photos!

little acorns said...

I always make sure I stop at the Country Loft whenever I go to San Diego. . . I love wandering around there! It's such a cute house! (. . . & I always come home with something. . . or somethings is more like it!) :o)
xo, Bren

Wendy said...

Oh how I love everything in this shop. I did visit once a couple of years ago....oh my I wish I could go back again sometime. I could move right in to that shop. I'm excited to see Temecula.

Nancy in MT said...

Prim paradise, would so love to be able to visit and see all those quilts and patterns in person.

carolyn said...

Some BEAUTIFUL eye candy!!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Wonderful! You have really been to some nice shops lately! What fun!!