Saturday, April 28, 2012

Marysville and Yuba City

Last Saturday Sacramento Modern Quilting Guild met in Marysville, CA. It's a long drive from my house, so at guild member Kathryn T.'s invitation, I drove to her home near the Sacramento Zoo, then we rode together to Marysville Public Library. Our group was small but we had a good meeting.
Sew So Shop in Yuba City

Gotta Luv Books, across the parking lot from Sew So

After the meeting most of us drove to nearby Yuba City to Sew So Shop quilt store. It's a nice store, and well worth visiting. I picked up a yard of a cute Paris/Rome theme print; I have no idea what I'll do with it yet, but I love things Parisian, so I couldn't pass it up. I also picked up a couple of fat quarters, one with Roman Numerals that will go into my next quilt.

Kathryn and I went across the parking lot to visit Gotta Luv Books, a used book store. I picked up three inexpensive books, including It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. My granddaughter Reghan likes to watch Charlie Brown shows, and I have several on my DVR, including the Great Pumpkin. Reghan will enjoy the book, I'm sure.

Casa Lupe Mexican restaurant

Look carefully in the shade between the bushes to see one of The Wild Chickens of 99.

On a recommendation at the quilt store, Kathryn and I went to Casa Lupe for Mexican food. While I was trying to get a photo, Kathryn and I heard chickens nearby. I hung around for a few moments and saw this rooster. I learned later from co-worker Liz M., who knows the Marysville-Yuba City area well, that this is one of The Wild Chickens of 99. Many years ago a local stockyard closed down, leaving its chickens behind. They wander up and down Highway 99, which can be seen in the background of the photo. Amazing! See a news article here.

The Cookie Tree bakery

After a wonderful lunch at Casa Lupe, Kathryn and I drove back near the quilt shop to visit highly-recommended bakery The Cookie Tree. I bought two snickerdoodles, a peanut butter, a lemon shortbread (I love lemon!) and two chocolate cookies. The chocolates were for my daughter-in-law Laurie and granddaughters Reghan and Piper, all of whom love chocolate. I intended to give a snickerdoodle to my son Robbie, but it fell apart before I got home, so I gave him a peanut butter.

A day after I gave the cookies, I remembered that Robbie likes chocolate chip. How could I forget that? We always had a package of Chips Ahoy in the pantry just for him. Bad mommy.

I had a fun day with Kathryn and it was nice to get to know each other.


  1. Sounds like fun! I was so sorry to miss the meeting. I'll be at the next one though and will bring my library book back too :) see you then!

  2. I'll see you at the meeting, Jen. Thanks for remembering about the book.


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