Some of This; Some of That 6/23/19

Tour Day #2 - we went to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.  This is in Simi Valley - about three hours away from our Riverside (with all the traffic one must navigate).  That's why we stayed overnight in Brea - not far from Yorba Linda to have a head start in getting to the Reagan Library.
That's part of our party on the right. It's a big sprawling place that reminds one of a hacienda as one enters.

First order of business was lunch in their cafe.

Here's a shot of the vista one sees from the patio where we had lunch.  The property is at the top of a hill looking out over Simi Valley.  On clear days one can see the ocean.

I didn't take any photos inside the actual library here also - again because of my battery - used my phone a lot for Google Maps. So much to see!  They had the Da Vinci Exhibit which was fantastic for all the models made of his inventions. Wow!  I forgot to mention at the Nixon Library they had an Apollo 11 exhibit - equally special.  Another special at the Reagan Library is their permanent collection of Air Force One and Marine One (the helicopter). When they were retired they were sent to the library. We got to go into both. As Reagan was known as the Great Communicator, it was appropriate to have Air Force One there because he went to many countries to speak face to face with their leaders.

But early in the morning, we went to St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Pasadena because the library didn't open until 11:00 am.  It's a beautiful historic church that opened in 1925.  I'll let you see why we wanted to go there from the photos.

St Andrew festooned for Corpus Christi Day

The Italian Bell Tower

The patio in front of rectory

Mom taking a rest

Ceiling of entry way

Each column is of a different marble

Marble walls too

Angels in an alcove

quilting ideas in the center aisle

Mural in the Sanctuary nave

Mary's side altar
quilting motif

this one would be good for a border.
All this means I had no quilting for five days.  I did take hand work with me, but I was so tired by the end of driving each day and walking, I never got to it.  Ditto with stash - zero progress.  That number stays the same.

For 15 minutes a day 2019:

15 minute days/week =  2/7 days

15 minute days/June = 14/22 days
15 minute days/2019 = 142/173 days
Success Rate = 82.1%
More later.  I'm linking to Kate's 15 minutes to Stitch.  Have a blessed week.


  1. What an incredible trip. Looks amazing. I understand about being too exhausted to stitch. Maybe you can do more stitching this week.

  2. The church is beautiful! We all have to have a vacation from stitching. You can play
    catch up net week.

    1. Beautiful photos, Angie!! So glad you're have a wonderful time with your guests!

  3. So nice to see your part of the world Angie x

  4. It's hard to stitch when on the road. Sounds like you had a great time at the library. Hope you aren't too tired to get back to stitching this week. Thanks for linking up with 15 minutes to stitch.

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