Sunday, December 22, 2013

California Christmas - 2

After we left Janet’s house, we all jumped in the car and headed up to El Dorado Hills to Diane’s house (Patty’s sister).   She was also all decked out for the holidays.  Diane is a very talented wood worker (although she says she’s taking a hiatus to concentrate on quilting.  Woo Hoo)


I think Patty made this for her.



This is one of Diane’s creations.  She’s got a real knack there.


This is her new venture.  Working with wool.   Pattern is by Buttermilk Basin and there are 12 seasonal center little banners.  Note to self….work on this one!


And, she was also into cross-stitch.




More of her wonderful wood creations.





Isn’t this a darling shelf with the bent spoons as hangers.   Perfect for displaying another one of Diane’s projects.


Another gift from Patty to her sister.


She has a huge nutcracker display and I thought Mr CnW would like this one.    I hope he doesn’t crack his balls.    (golf balls, people!)    Winking smile


After sitting around chatting for awhile it was time for lunch.   We headed to Sellands Market Café in the El Dorado Hills Town Center.    Yummy.    We walked around the Center and then it was time to say goodbye to Diane and head to the Calif Gold Country for some shopping. 


One of our favorite stores is Country Living in Amador City, CA

Country Living

I think we must have been a little late getting there because, unlike previous years, it was pretty picked over.   Looks like the economy is definitely recovering.   And my bank account was very happy about that.  


There were still some very cute decorations tho.    Check out these cute reindeer.









If you’re ever in the Sutter Creek/Amador City area, be sure and stop in and say “hi” to Sandy, the owner.   You’ll most likely find her spinning her own wool.  


Next stop…Patty’s house.   More tomorrow. 


Hugs, Anne


Karen said...

The Wynter Friends snowman stitchery caught my eye. I don't know why I like snowmen so well but I could make every stitchery, quilt, or wool piece pattern there is.

Brenda DeBord said...

Too cute, glad I found your blog.

WoolenSails said...

I love prim stores at the holidays but I didn't get a chance to visit one. The Wynter friends is a free design by primitive blessings, I have done that in little pillows, great gift for quilting friends.


Candace said...

What a great trip - again, Anne! Right about now I could sure use some warm weather!

Anna said...

What an amazing adventure! Love all the wood working...the shopping must have just worn you out! NOT!!! lol

Geoff's Mom said...

Looks you are having fun! Have a wonderful Holiday!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Thanks for the show and tell! I'm glad I found your blog, and will visit you again, soon!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!


Colleen said...

Thank you for the tours! What wonderful Christmas goodies!

Darlene said...

You know how much I enjoy Christmas in California with your friends. Loving the pictures and can't wait to see more.

Merry Christmas!

Wendy said...

Your friends have the best decorated houses. Thanks for taking us along, I'm so enjoying the tours.

Jeanna said...

MORE snowmen...I'm so happy. Everyone's decorations are so adorable.