Mission San Luis Obispo

The Mission at San Luis Obispo by Maureen McIlwain, Toronto, Canada

Mission San Luis Obispo by Maureen McIlwain, Toronto, Canada

Mission San Luis Obispo is the 53rd postcard in this series and comes all the way from Toronto, Canada. It is also the 3rd California Mission to be represented by a hooked postcard preceded by San Juan Bautista and Mission Dolores.

My niece, Kayla, goes to the University of California at San Luis Obispo. Her mom and I went to visit her and took a side trip to the mission. It was wonderful. I have many wonderful memories of visits with them in Topanga, but thought this would be fun to hook. Plus, as I said on my label–it’s a step back in time to a gentler time. by Maureen McIlwain, Toronto, Canada

More Postcards From California

San Juan Bautista Bell Tower

The bell tower at San Juan Bautista mission.

The San Juan Bautista bell tower is the subject of this postcard that was designed and hooked by Laura Pierce. We drive by San Juan Bautista when we go to the ocean at Santa Cruz and Monterey. The town of San Juan Bautista makes for a nice little stop to have a snack, visit the antique stores, or mission.

The second contribution from Laura is Little River Inn View. Little River Inn is located on Hwy. 1 a few miles south of Mendocino and is the location of Laura’s Little River Inn Rug Camp held each November. Each room at Little River Inn boasts a view of the Pacific Ocean and it is a charming, peaceful place to visit.

The view from Little River Inn

The view from Little River Inn

Laura finished her postcards by whipping the edges and then attaching a fiber back. She “wrote” on her postcards as if they were being sent. Each postcard tells its own story. Click on the photo to enlarge it so that you can read the text. Laura used special fabric sheets that are made to be used with printers. The difficult part of using these fabric sheets is to remember that the image must be printed backwards.

Postcard backs

The back of Laura Pierce's postcards.