We started out our Tuesday with a visit to a quilt shop in Fort Bragg.
Then we made our way to Shelter Cove to spend the night with my former work colleague.
Shelter Cove is located in the Lost Coast. I can see why since it is so remote and not easily accessible.
The Northern California coast is so rugged. How would you like to live in the big white house? I loved the area, but I'm not sure I would want to make the drive into Shelter Cove on a regular basis. The word of the day was "downshift" so the brakes don't overheat. It is also fortunate that neither one of us on prone to carsickness. I would have been "hurling" all the way down the hill!
There is a 25 mile hike along the Black Sand Beach Wilderness area. Backpackers allow three days to make the trek. In some areas they have to wait for the tide to subside before they can continue. There are also many bear warnings posted.
We then drove over to Ferndale, the town known for it's Victorian homes. The movie The Majestic was filmed here. I loved that movie and now I'm going to have to watch it again.
We found a quilt shop! Jacque and Sally welcomed us into their little slice of heaven in Ferndale.
It has a great classroom area lined in beautiful quilts.
Jacque made this wool applique.....spectacular! They offer it as a block of the month program. If you are interested, and if the program is still available, you can call them at 707-786-5007. The shop is so new they don't have a website yet.
These lockers make the cutest display area. The nicely decorated shop is right up my alley.
Wonderful fabric selection.
I found this fabric to make a pillow for my granddaughter Harleigh. Her pig, Kevin Bacon is headed to the county fair this Saturday. She is so sad, her whole family is sad to say goodbye to their buddy who now tips the scales at 266 pounds. He will go to the highest bidder on July 3rd.
We had a very relaxing lunch at the Victorian Inn. So pretty, and quaint.