Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Sweet Stash

An overnight business obligation took DH and me over to Vancouver on Monday. Tuesday morning found us with a little free time on our hands, and with just a little wheedling, we drove to the southwest section of Portland so I could visit Acorns and Threads for a little bit of stash therapy. What a treat that was!! The ladies working there were friendly and so helpful, it didn't take too long for me to put together a little stack of goodies:

2 large-mesh bags
Acorns & Threads, Carriage House Samplings
Beautiful Finishing 1, Bellpulls, Victoria Sampler
Herb Garden Bouquet, Cedar Hill
The Anniversary Collection, JBW Designs
Silk 'n Colors - Woods of Gold, Plum Honey
Waterlilies - Espresso
SB Horn Charm
28 ct linen Prairie Grain
32 ct. linen Sand

Well, that was fun! Next we drove to IKEA which is brand new to the Portland area and just a little confusing to find the road into the shopping district there. You can see it, but how do you get over there?! DD Mystie emailed me a list of items she'd like to have, and I had small list too. I really like the way this store is set up with the Marketplace and Showrooms on separate floors making it easy to get down to the business of filling my cart. Soon we were making our way out the doors, and back to the late business lunch in Brush Prairie.

Our meetings were over after lunch, about 4 p.m. Because it was such a warm late summer day, we decided to stay on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, and perhaps DH could pick up a couple of geocaches. Sometimes when we stop, I'll do some reading. Sometimes I like to play with my camera:

See the profile of a face?


Barbara said...

Oh what a wonderful outing you've enjoyed! Love your stash, but the pictures of where you were are absolutely gorgeous!

Karoline said...

Lovely photo's Von, you got some nice stash

Vonna said...

Lovely stitchy stash there Von and I love the pictures!!! Looks like you had a great time!

Dawn said...

Great stash! I love the pictures:)

Andrea said...

Great stash. Lovely photos too. I can see the face!!

Mindi said...

Very nice stash you picked up! This pictures make me miss the West coast.

tkdchick said...

Wonderful stash and beautiful pictures!

Ginger said...

Oh, what a great trip - I have never been to A&T but have ordered from them. Isn't this moderation of the weather just delish?
Have a good weekend

Michelle said...

Beautiful photos! You got some fabulous stash too!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Nice stash Von, and thanks for sharing the photos, beautiful scenery.

Sharon said...

Lovely stash and a looks like a lovely time too.

Karen said...

Sounds like you had a nice trip. Getting some new things and seeing some gorgeous scenery is always a pleasant way to spend time. Your pictures are beautiful! I'm glad you chose to play with the camera this time and that you shared the view with us. :)

Lelia said...

yummie stash haul & your photos are just beautiful!

Cathy said...

Beautiful pictures Von - perfect fall day!