Let me begin with admitting that there hasn’t been much sewing going on around here; a refashion here and a baby blanket there. It was hard to get inspired in a mostly bare sewing room. And today we received our sea shipment made up of 60 boxes. Half has been unpacked and nothing organized. So now with most of my sewing stuff here, I find it hard to sew because everything is out of place. Gah! Send me a fairy godmother quick! Sooo, I decided to share my going-ons of late as a way to procrastinate the inevitable. I mean, why not? It’s been a while.
Last week I had a great visit with my best friend. We headed into San Francisco (I’m living in the burbs, y’all) a few times and did quite a bit of sight-seeing.
No visit to SF can go without visiting Britex. Quite pricey but quite inspiring. I don’t see myself shopping here unless I had a very specific, fine project I was working on. Maybe best to go during one of their big sales?
During another visit to the city we walked along Fisherman’s Wharf, nipping into stores here and there. It was a gorgeous day so the walk was quite pleasant.
My friend Linds is a barista so stopping into some of SF’s best coffee shops was a must. We hit Blue Bottle Coffee. The constant long queue reminded me of Monmouth Coffee. But sadly Blue Bottle Coffee didn’t hold a flame to it (Monmouth forever!).
We nipped into a Tcho chocolate factory. It smelled gorgeous. I resisted buying any but I did get to try a bite of some dark chocolate and it was delicious. Must go again! Maybe even give the factory tour a go? Hmm…
We carried on until Pier 39, home of a colony of sea lions. So so cute, and so so smelly.
I knew another 2 mile walk would take it out of me so we headed back on the light rail. The tram was super cute and quite a nice way to get around in the city.
Over the weekend we decided to be adventurous and drive to an overlook and see the Golden Gate Bridge. Quite the adventure when you (well, my husband) are driving a manual car on steep hills. Greg grew some grey hairs on that trip. But we made it!
And that pretty much sums up what I’ve been up to in my neck of the woods. I really enjoyed having my best friend around. You can probably imagine how boring it can be, moving to a new city with no friends. Linds saved my sanity last week (come back!).
I guess I should go tidy up the place. Maybe…
Until next time! Hopefully I’ll have something cute to share (other than a baby!).