Monday, March 26, 2012

Lincoln, Roseville and Sacramento

A couple of Saturdays ago I traveled to Lincoln, CA (near Sacramento) for the Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild Meeting. This was my first time to Lincoln. It's a combination of quaint downtown and modern outskirts. The meeting was held downtown at Sew Katie Jean, a quilt store owned by guild member Katie T. Since the store opened last year I'd been meaning to visit, so I was glad to have this chance.

Sew Katie Jean - downtown Lincoln

Sew Katie Jean is a nice quilt store, with an emphasis on vintage-looking fabrics, all so very pretty. We had a great meeting, and afterward guild leader Jennifer K. and I went to lunch.

Awful Annie's Restaurant
About a block away from Sew Katie Jean
Great American style food

Jennifer and I walked about a block to Awful Annie's Restaurant, which I chose among Jennifer's various suggestions, admittedly because of the name. I am easily amused. Awful Annie's is decorated in a country style with lots of antiques, old photos, etc. It's like going to Grandma's in the best sort of way. I ordered Eggs Benedict, one of my favorite "vacation" meals. It was wonderful and I'd go back again. I really enjoyed talking with Jennifer and getting to know her.

Peet's Coffee at The Fountains in Roseville

After lunch I drove a few minutes to Roseville to meet up with former neighbor and my daughter Lisa's best friend Jennifer A. The girls have been friends since elementary school, and Jennifer is very special to me. So Jennifer, her son David and I got together at Peet's Coffee in Roseville. We spent about an hour talking, strolled to Z Gallerie (my favorite decorating store) to look around a bit, then parted ways in the parking lot. I'm really glad I got to see Jennifer.

Next I headed to West Sacramento Ikea, in hopes of finding a certain fabric for my granddaughter Piper. I didn't find the fabric, there was little fabric there, and no more would be coming in until after the remodel was completed in late April. So I decided there was no point in going back until the mid-May quilt guild meeting. Maybe I'll get lucky then.

Usually I stick around Sacramento until dark, generally hanging out at Barnes and Noble for a couple of hours. But I had a tight deadline with the Spring Flowers quilt and headed on home.

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