I think the best day of the trip was my day shopping with Patti. We got a nice early start as she picked me up at the MAX train station and the first store we went to was The Speckled Hen
in Wilsonville, Oregon. This shop was in the latest BH&G Shop Sampler Fall 2007.
I got a nice little stack of civil war reproduction fabric for my Dear Jane quilt. A couple of really great cheddars in that stack. I also bought the other half of Patti's double pinks. They will be great for the Dear Jane as well.
The next stop was a shop called A Common Thread in Lake Oswego. It is a bright, big shop which also sells Bernina sewing machines. I bought this big bright floral fabric there. They also had this small block pattern with fabric for free!!
The next stop was just across the border in Washington state - I little shop in a sort of barn/outbuilding behind a house in the middle of somewhere. The shop was crammed to the rafters with bolts of fabric - bolts on shelves, bolts on the floor, bolts on bolts. If you were looking for some fabric you really needed and couldn't find - that would be the place to go.
There, I bought more sock monkey flannel!! This is a little sock monkey book -- I think I must have enough sock monkey flannel now. I also bought a piece of Moda -- Wuthering Heights - that I just love and have been looking for since I used my only little piece to make myself the applique bag. And a Buggy Barn pattern - Hearts and Stars. Not too bad for a day out. Then Patti and I had a nice lunch of soup and salad at Applebee's. I was going to say we don't have Applebee's in Canada but apparently we do - I've just never been to one before.
To be continued ..... Wednesday --- Fabric Depot!