Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Vacation

Tomorrow I am leaving for vacation!!! First stop is my BFF's house. Noreen lives in Hermosa Bach, CA. While not a big fan of southern California, I am a big fan of Noreen. We have known each other since I was 16 and we always have a great time together.

I am also going to visit my cousin Bill while out there. He and his wife just bought a house in Canoga Park, CA. It will be exciting to visit them.

Then I am off to one of my most favorite places on Earth - Bainbridge Island, WA. My Dad is going to be 70! I will be riding this lovely ferry over from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. I cannot tell you how much I love to ride the ferry. It is a zen experience for sure! Mike is going to meet me there later in the week. I will be away for a good amount of time. Not returning to the Land of Lincoln until April 24th!

I will miss you all but will be checking in from time to time on my Iphone! Thank goodness for that great technology! Will report back here upon my return!

p.s. There are no cross stitch shops (that I know of) in L.A. or Seattle!!!!! Let me know if I am wrong.... would love to visit one!!!!!

EDITED TO ADD: Thank you so much for all of the suggestions!!!!!!! I am going to try to get to the shop in Garden Grove and I would love to go to the shop in Ana Cortes. Have to see how far from my Dad's that is. Woooop! I will let you all know if I get anywhere! Thank you for all of your well wishes too!!!!

16 comments:

BrendaS said...

Have a great time. Sounds like you will have a lot of fun

Margaret said...

Oh, have a wonderful time!!! Happy birthday to your father! I so want to visit Washington state someday. It's so pretty and I've never been! Sorry, don't know anything about LNS's in those areas. Safe trip!

Anna van Schurman said...

Needlepoints West in Los Angeles. Needlepoints Ltd in Garden Grove. Needles and Niceties in Upland. Sit and Stitch in Toluca Lake.

I used to go to all of these when i lived in Los Angeles (1991-2005); can't vouch for what they've become but the store in Garden Grove was always a treat for threads.

valerie said...

Bainsbridge Island! Lucky girl...I'm jealous! I love BI and Seattle. Happy birthday to your dad. Have fun in SoCal too. AVS named a few there. I know the Garden Grove shop is nice as I've seen bloggers talking about it. Seattle's closest shop is on Issaquah (or something like that). I've never been to any so I can't vouch for them. Have fun!

Stitchinowl said...

It sounds like you will have a fun-filled trip. Happy Birthday to your dad!
Carolyn

Anonymous said...

Needlepoints Ltd. in Garden Grove is great-I was there last week! Needlepoints West doesn't have as much as it used to, but is probably the closest shop to Hermosa.
It is just north of LAX, Hermosa Beach is south.
Southern CA is not so bad, but I'm a native, so I'm a little prejudiced! Enjoy our weather and our beaches.
Susan in SoCal

Lee said...

Isn't Bellevue just outside of Seattle?

Cross Stitch Corner, 138 105th Ave N.e., Bellevue, WA, 98004

And this shop was on Hoffman and if you go there, you MUST give us a report!

Button & Needlework Boutique, c/o Clipper Cargo, 2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69, Seattle, WA, 98121-1199

woolwoman said...

have a fabulous time - what an awesome trip being on the west coast - Hope you find some shops to visit please report in on what you find. Safe travels - Melody

Michelle said...

Enjoy your trip!!!

Denise said...

Try this:
http://www.anacrossstitch.com/

Have a great trip!

Katrina said...

Hope you have a wonderful vacation!!!!

Gillie said...

Oh you lucky duck - the best ferry in the world! Have a lovely time and happy birthday to your dad!

Siobhan said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I would LOVE to go to Bainbridge Island! I dream of going there someday. Have a fantastic trip!

BTW, there's a new book out that I'm jonesing to get that is set there. It's "The Violets of March" by Sarah Jio. Have fun!

Jeanie said...

Sounds wonderful -- and I'm glad someone gave you suggestions for stitching stores -- couldn't believe there wasn't ONE in SoCal!

Jeanne said...

Hope you're having a grand time - I hope to get up to some of the islands around Seattle sometime as I hear they are wonderful. I am glad to hear there are some LNS's there too! What a gorgeous photo of the ferry you posted.

Patti said...

Laura! Happy Easter to you and your family!! Hope your day is wonderful- and looking forward to seeing you soon!