Yesterday Elisa and I went to a few of the shops on the Renegade Shop Run. Well actually it was only two. We spent too much time at one and had to move on to other scheduled activities.
First we went to Bear Paws and Hollyhocks on El Camino in Sacramento. Darling shop. If you have not been there, you must go. Lindy has it all displayed nicely and has a huge selection of most any quilting cotton you would want. She also has a section that has fabrics at 40% off. I was able to purchase three yards for backing material at a great price.
Then we went to JR Flamingos, also in Sacramento. It is actually quite close to Bear Paws and Hollyhocks, so if you go to one make plans to go to the other. It is very small, but it has a HUGE selection of Asian fabrics. They have a lot of other beautiful fabrics, too. Best of all they have fabric art supplies galore. I do not know how to use most of the supplies. They have a teacher that will schedule a class that teach you the techniques of all of the supplies. That way you can see if you like to do the technique without having to buy all the supplies first. You have to call and get on a waiting list. When she has enough students, then she holds the class. I am going to check into that class. I may not ever use any of the techniques, but I may fall in love with them. I just want to have the chance to see the advantage of each one.
Then we were headed to Quilter's Corner. You have to take Bradshaw off of Highway 50. Well they had the exit blocked off for construction. By the time we got to the next exit to turn around and circle back, we figured we would be late for a dental appointment. So we drove on into Citrus Heights to have lunch.
We had a great lunch at a new hamburger place called Smash Burgers. Oh my goodness, was that a wonderful lunch! We had their classic cheeseburger and Smash fries. Try them both. The fries are sprinkled with Rosemary and olive oil. Yummy! I would go back today for that same dish. They have a lot of other choices on the menu, too. The only thing I saw wrong with the place is it is too small. It was filled and many people had to eat outside at their tables along Sunrise, and it was not a warm day. Gotta go there. Check out http://www.smashburger.com/. It is located at Sunrise Blvd & Pebble Beach Dr.at 5500 Sunrise Blvd. in Citrus Heights.