Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Back to Reality

What a reality check this morning. It took me an hour and a half to drive 19 miles to work!

I'd rather be back in Yosemite!!












On the way home, the first town out of the park on Highway 41 was Oakhurst CA. We were just contemplating stopping at Starbucks when I suddenly whipped my head around and yelled, "A quilt shop!!" My friend who was driving slammed on the breaks and did a wheelie!! And she's not even a quilter!! LOL.

We went back to the shop and it wasn't open! Oh, no!! The good news is that it would be open in ten more minutes. So off to Starbucks, and then back to Bear Paw Quilts & More. They're located right on Highway 41. You can't miss the shop!



The owner is Donna Henning and her shop is adorable! There were lots of gorgeous samples hanging, and lots of kits and inspiration! Yes, I indulged! So? I mean, a gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do!

Donna posed for a picture!



I would encourage anyone who is traveling up that way -- and you really should! -- to stop at Bear Paw Quilts! Trust me, you won't leave empty-handed!

Donna, thank you for being so gracious and warm! I plan on making Yosemite an annual trip, and I'll definitely be stopping by to say hello and indulge a bit more! I'm just sorry I didn't get a kit with a bear on it to commemorate my visit. Next year for sure!!

17 comments:

Cathy said...

Reality is beautiful! ♥♥♥

wackywoman said...

Love it. I grew up in Fresno and we took Hwy. 41 frequently to day picnic in Yosemite. That was when you could drive inside the park and drive through the big tree. Sigh............

badlandsquilts said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Darlene said...

Beautiful area! I'm so glad you got away for a few days.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Whoohoo! I'm so glad you got a little vacation! And found a quilt shop!! :-)

Laura said...

Oops. I shoulda told you about that shop. Been there many times. Donna is so nice and the store is really cute.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Home!
I'm glad you had such a wonderful getaway. The pix are gorgeous. And a quilt shop, to boot! Eve in GA

Carol said...

What awesome pictures...I'm ready to get a flight and head there right now...I can dream LOL! It's beautiful!

Quilterbee said...
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Quilterbee said...

Great pictures and you found a new quilt shop too. I'm glad you had a good time. Yikes that's a long time for such a few miles. I remember the traffic when my sister lived out near L.A.

mascanlon said...

Looks like a perfect weekend to finish up recovering. And a quilt shop to boot, does it get any better?

Jo said...

Thank you for the wonderful pictures! I miss the mountains so much. Glad you got away and a good quilt shop stop to boot. Yeah!

LuAnn said...

What beautiful scenery; great photos. And there is nothing better on vacation than a Starbucks and a quilt shop stop. Glad you had a good time!

Nini said...

Perfect timing....thanks! We're headed up to Yosemite for a wedding soon, will try to find that quilt shop. After seeing your photos, I think I need to go more winter time than summer.

pdudgeon said...

my parents and i vacationed up in Yosemity when i was a child, and i remember driving thru that redwood!
such beautiful pics, and a wonderful quilt shop to boot!
so glad that you had a great vacation.

Deb said...

It's beautiful in Yosemite and we've only been there once, but when you live in the midwest, it's not a quick trip. Glad you had a good time.

little acorns said...

What a wonderful trip!. . . I don't know that I would have wanted to come back home!. . . & to find a quilt shop too! Icing on the cake!
xo, Bren