Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas at the LOFT!!!

Our ‘RVing Motto’ is that when the weather is bad we go elsewhere…we make it our time to go and explore another area…and hopefully get some good weather in the process!

So Saturday morning when we woke up to the pitter patter of rain on the roof…my Hubby asked how I wanted to spend the day…I immediately thought of the Country Loft’s invitation to their annual Christmas Kit Sale!  “Let’s head towards San Diego” I said (…well actually LaMesa..Country Loft Country!!)  Now I happen to be married to the  world’s most patient and wonderful man…he drives me here and there and asks no questions!  He walks the dogs, takes his I Phone and surfs the Net, reads his book or goes off and sightsees on his own…so he is good for an hour or more!

Off we went!!  Yahoo!!  Country Loft here WE come!!  Put on your seat belt…

After a two hour drive…WE ARE THERE!!

Here’s the front door…very festive, don’t you think?


Yikes!  Was there room in there for one more?  Of course there was!!  This was the line-up to the till but we won’t worry about that until we get to that point!


I was greeted at the door by Kathy, JoAnn Mullaly’s (the world famous author of Wool Crazy) sister.  She handed me a shopping bag and told me to feel free to take pictures!  Such a nice lady!

So take pictures I DID!  The whole shop was decorated for Christmas…a feast for the eyes!!


This quilt by Kathy Cardiff was hanging over a closet door…STUNNING!!  I just HAD to buy the pattern!!


Just look at the close up!!  Isn’t it lovely!!


And hanging under this quilt was another stunning quilt…I managed to lift the quilt on top to take this picture…just lovely…so I bought this pattern too!!


Sorry Santa but I wanted you to see the wee kits made up for each little project…placed in special boxes, jars or tied with twine!  So cute!


More of Kathy Cardiff’s patterns…love them all!


A Dang cute kitty pillow…a JAM pattern…that’s JoAnn Mullaly for short!!


Another JAM creation…love them all!!


This is a Cheri Payne pattern that found it’s way into my shopping bag…Stunning in REAL LIFE!


BONUS!!  This little Santa pattern comes with the star pattern!!  Love them both!!


Cheri’s work is all over the shop…such a talented lady!


This was JoAnn’s BOM from last year…gorgeous!!


More Cheri…


I will have to stop here as sometimes the WIFI has a hard time posting so many pictures…I hope you come back tomorrow so that you can see the rest of the shop…there are about seven jam packed  rooms filled with Christmas goodness!!

Have a Merry Monday and Happy Quilting!~P

PS..If you see anything that you like, I’m sure that Country Loft would be happy to accommodate you!  Just go to the website… 


  1. THat looks like a place where I could spend an entire day - or two! Glad to hear you have such a cooperative hubby.

  2. I now have added the Loft to my list along with the Calico Horse for when we are down in January. Staying in San Diego for a week so will be sure to visit. Thanks for sharing this info

  3. Ummmm would you and your husband adopt me? I wanna come live with you ...

  4. Wow, it sure looks like a heavenly place for you to visit. I can tell you loved every inch of it.
    xx, Carol

  5. what a lovely quilt store..a little piece of heaven in California!'s the storage coming along? have a few more months so you will have to 'pace yourself'!!

  6. Drooling as usual!I LOVE everything there-looking forward to tomorrow:)
    Tell Claire, I love the Christmas tree penny mat-just might have to get that one!

  7. OMG, OMG, what a fun day! Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. Lucky you, I would love to shop there.
    Hopefully I can get up to the shops at the end of the month.


  9. I was there. what time were you there?

    kim from san diego

  10. Wow , I would have been in seventh heaven , what lovely patterns and gorgeous work . thanks so much for sharing , it was a feast for the eyes.

  11. What a wonderful Monday Morning treat - thank you! I can hardly wait for tomorrow.

  12. Wow I am so jealous.. what a treat it would be to go thru this shop. Thanks so much for sharing the pic's.

  13. Boy I wish I would have been there with you! Lots of fun things there!

  14. How inspiring! Thank you for sharing with us!

  15. One of my favorite shops too, good thing it's about an hour drive for me or I would be in trouble! I may be going to my other favorite shop Fat Quarters in a couple of weeks though. Not as far.

  16. Glad it rained there so we could take a side trip with you, thanks. We have glorious sun today but I will work on my Farmer's Wife Quilt Sampler after a nice long walk.

  17. Great shop. Your husband is a gem!

  18. Wow! This is the best quilt shop tour yet. Thanks so much. I love the wool cat-pillow pattern. Would this be something a novice like myself could do? Can hardly wait until tomorrow to see the rest of the shop. Sometimes rain is good.

  19. Great pics, I have to stop by this week. I love the Country Loft everybody is so nice and everything is eye candy!Cheri

  20. Thank you for taking the time to post all those wonderful pics, found a new designer.

  21. Told ya so! (about that cute Kathy pattern with the sunflower! LOL)
    Isn't it just the best store ever? Just our cuppa tea. Can't wait for tomorrow's pictures.

  22. OMG, I thought I wouldn't have the urge to spend another penny after my weekend at Holly Hills! But the Loft is the bomb!

  23. I was lucky to visit the shop once a couple years ago, I would love to see it all decked out for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

  24. So many wonderful projects and a great way to spend the day!

  25. You always go to the most amazing shops and shows! Thank you for showing this.

  26. So how long did you really spend in there? I can't help feeling it may have been a bit more than the hour you mentioned.

  27. Wow, what a great shop!! What is the name of the Kathy Cardiff quilt pattern with sunflowers that you bought? I would like to find it online if I can... Thanks for sharing your pics:)

  28. Oh, I would have loved being with you- what a fantastic shop!! Loved the two patterns you bought- can just picture you making those- they're gorgeous! And what a great husband you have to be sooo patient- he's happy knowing that you're happy- woman, you're living the dream!! haha! Also meant to comment on your sunset picture- beautiful!! Always love your pictures- thanks for sharing!!:)

  29. Oh Paulette, this must have been like a Christmas day for you! Imagine being in a shop that has your perfect idea of quilting.
    The rainy season will soon pass and with it more adventures. I know what you mean about a patient husband, Home Depot does it for my sweetie...

  30. I love the Kathy Cardiff quilt....what is the name of the pattern.....Well.... it seems like you are having fun in Southern California. It must be fun visiting all the quilt stores that you have not been to in a while.

  31. Paulette, the only way I am ever going to get to visit this shop is through the eyes of my fellow bloggers. Love it, love it!

  32. What an amazing trip to the Loft...thank you for taking us along.