With the temperature approaching the 100F mark, Hubby and I decided to get out of Dodge and go somewhere cooler…and San Diego, being only a short two hour (air conditioned) drive away, seemed like the logical choice! San Diego is also on the ocean so it’s guaranteed to be cool…and cooler it was…a mere 60F!! There we were dressed in sandals and shorts and capris…but that’s OK…it was REFRESHING!!
Of course Rosie’s Calico Cupboard came to mind…:o) I have been told by several sources that if I am ever in San Diego then I should hunt up Rosie’s Calico Cupboard…a quilt shop! I asked for ‘an hour’…BIG mistake…HUGE! I needed much longer…
Here’s the front of the shop…check out the sales table…all fabric out here was $5 a yard, patterns and books were half price….
Now Rosie’s isn’t a flashy quilt shop…just a few quilts hanging…there was no room to hang quilts! It was all about THE FABRIC…
Tons of books…all in categories to help shoppers find the right book.
And fabric…this was the Flannel section…and on the other side Batiks…
Yup…it was all about the fabric…yellow fabric…
…and black and white…
…and beige…are you getting the idea? EVERY colour had a section like this!
There was a Civil War ROOM!!…this is just one small section…
And a huge section of theme related fabric…like insects, dogs, cats, fruit and veggies, flowers, leaves, bugs, stars, …you name it!
All of the fabric was $7.50 to $8.50 a yard!! The best prices EVER!! Eureka!
Then there was the SALES ROOM! All fabric was $5 a yard!!
The shop was huge…and FULL…mind numbing FULL!! I swear I glazed over…and my hour passed in the blink of an eye! The staff was plentiful, very nice and extremely helpful!
So what did I buy? Surprisingly not that much…. Like I said it was overload…and the only project that I was looking for was ‘Evelyn’s Album’. I needed some red and black Wool and Needle Wool Flannel but they had none…probably the ONLY fabric that they didn’t have!
I DID find this beautiful blue fabric in the Sales room…and they had ‘Snowman Gatherings’ Charm Packs…yippee!! ‘Snowman Gatherings’ was on my ‘list’ but alas…they didn’t have any yardage so I settled for some Charm Packs to tide me over!
And just LOOK at how ‘Snowman Gatherings’ looks with the blue fabric…they were made for each other!
I also bought 4 yards of this 1930’s reproduction fabric as I need backing for…
…my baskets…!! Perfect…or what!
So although I didn’t buy much, I was THRILLED with my purchases! Next time I go to Rosie’s I will have projects in mind…and I will bring the patterns with me!! And hopefully next time I go, my mind won’t turn to mush!!
Yup…we plunked ourselves down in the sand and just took in the sights!! And the temperature was PERFECT!
Yup…this HUGE beach is a DOG PARK! Got to love it!
We had a lovely day…I mean really how could we not…fabric, sight seeing, sand and sea…and a refreshing breeze! Doesn’t get much better than this!
Thanks for coming along! Hope you enjoyed the visit!
Have a magical Monday and Happy Quilting!~P