On my way home from the whirlwind trip to California for baby brothers’ wedding (more on that in another post), I decided to take a detour (a really, really LONG detour) through LA to see if I could grab some fabrics for the wedding dress project. (And to be honest, I was NOT going to go over Donners – It had been completely closed the day before, and the weather looked bad enough that I was a bit…..scared.)
It was a Sunday, pouring rain, and nearly 4:30 pm…..my hopes were not high for any shops to be open. However, as I pulled into the ‘secret’ parking space that my good friend Jannean always uses, I noticed a one of the only shops not shuttered was a trim shop. “It wasn’t an enormous waste of time after all!” I told myself. I rushed into the shop and did a blitz on the lace section. Because I needed to walk around and stretch my legs anyway, I grabbed my umbrella and went walking down a road I’d never gone down before, and lo and behold, one of the only shops open on the entire street carried silk satin and all kinds of really yummy lace!