Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Portlandia

Well our weekend in Portland was interesting as we settled into the new digs.  And, we wished we could have stayed longer but alas the doctor appointments are hard to come by and so back over the mountain we came.  And since the appointments started at 7 AM this morning this blog is going to be a list of thoughts...short & sweet...and for those of you who follow me on Instagram, some of the photos you have seen already.

1.  Enzo enjoys his view of the city and will poop in only one area of the Park Blocks.


2. If traffic is flowing it is exactly 20 minutes from my front door to Fabric Depot...which is like an acre of every fabric one could desire...and it was ALL 35% off!


3.  I purchased half yard cuts of these fabrics for a wall hanging that will cover an electrical panel in the Portland Digs...they are wonderful.


4.  Only in Portland can you buy a variety of fresh Kim Chee at the Farmers Market!


5.  Ditto for watching a guy fresh roast chili's which can be purchased on the spot.


6.  Farmer's Market doesn't just mean vegetables but bakeries abound...this one look fabulous but their cookies...not so good, best to ask for tastes before purchase. (these are donuts)


7.  hummm, we traveled 3 hours then went to the Farmers Market to buy cheese that is made in our backyard...from Madras...and it was delish!


8.  Looking out my window I enjoyed the most wonderful reality show.  I didn't see who parked this car but for the next hour it was so fun watching everyone's...and I mean EVERYONE's reaction.  From homeless, students, elderly to just plain crazy...no one walked by without stopping, looking, photographing, talking TO the car or talking about the car.  I couldn't leave my seat until I saw who would drive it off...and it turned out to be exactly who I thought it would be...an impeccably dressed couple coming from the museum...who needs TV when you have the world to watch.


9.  ...as I waited to see who would be driving the car off I had a nice snack of Farmer's Market baby orange tomatoes and when I took a photo of them I notice that I had picked the perfect glass ware to complement the snack, lol


10.  and last but not least...never, never, never take only one needle with you in your project box!  Always travel with 50 needles so you can avoid the stress of having to stop in a drug store and ask for needles...I really need them man...

Tomorrow is the Sit & Stitch at the Stitchin' Post...I know that Joyce and I will be there at noon!

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