Fun in my fabric world....

Sunday, October 21, 2012

And the fun continues!

We are still in Portland, Oregon...a beautiful city with lots of friendly people. It has been a lovely introduction to the US. Yesterday was spent visiting an antiques mall...so much amazing stuff that you would never see in Australia. I am yet to transfer some pics from Loz's camera of my purchase there, not an antique quilt, but a lovely coat, perfect for the cool drizzly weather here.


We have seen lots of fabulous Halloween decorations...lots of fun. Even tried candy corn!


Yesterday we were very fortunate to share shopping and a class at Holly Hills Quilt Shop with Bonnie Sullivan and Kathy Schmitz. They are such lovely generous ladies and we had a ball. Loz was like a star struck schoolgirl meeting her idol, Kathy...she forgot all about us and headed off with her new BFF! Oh well, infatuations come and go, we knew she'd come back to us...eventually!


Poor Kathy is still recovering from the reaction Lea and I had to seeing a squirrel(complete with nut in mouth...very cute!) for the first time...it is hard to concentrate on driving when two silly Australians are screaming.."OMG it's a squirrel" ...and Loz is trying to cope with being a front seat passenger ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD...thanks Kathy for being so gracious and understanding!


The workshop was so much fun...we have made journal covers! Their new book is fabulous and I think we have depleted the shop supplies.


Today has been spent exploring this beautiful city...


Saturday markets, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Powells bookstore, a bit of retail therapy (soft orange leather gloves) and then a trip on the cable car...a slightly nervous but VERY GOOD friend conquered her fears and came with me...how good is she?


Other highlights have included me learning to "talk" American...apparently I "talk" funny! I can now be understood by the locals to a certain degree...Loz even heard me say "thank you very MURCH"...OMG I have turned into Elvis!
Enjoy the snaps, I will keep posting as we have access!
Cardygirl xx


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25 comments:

Susan said...

Thanks for the funny post. The squirrel sighting is so funny. Look out for Elvis!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great photos, love the stories....LOL....

Tamara said...

Love the squirrel story! I am hoping you aee coming to houston for the quilt festival!

Jeanette said...

Love reading about your travels. So funny about the squirrel. :) Look forward to hearing more about your travels. Hugs,

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shez said...

lol,lol,oh you are so funny Alison,just tried picturing you with big black side burns,lol,lovely pics.xx

Kylie said...

Sounds like you are having a ball - can't wait for your next instalment. xxxx

suzitee said...

Wooohooo...how awesome! Sounds like you are having an absolute ball. Keep us posted!

Cathy said...

Love love love your post, looks like you are having a blast over there, oh yes, keep the pics coming. xo

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG I can just imagine you, Loz and Lea loose in USA......wished I was there...........have fun for me too........

Sue SA said...

Yup remembering to look the other way first as you step off the footpath is important! Funny about the squirrel! Glad you are having fun.

gracie said...

Sounds and looks like everyone is enjoying themselves.

Heather said...

I had no idea that you didn't have suirrels in Australia! We have so many in our yard that they drive us crazy!

Chocolate Cat said...

Thank you for sharing, makes me feel like I am there just a little! Our trip to the states a few years ago was around halloween / fall too, love the decorating. Keep having fun!

Cheryll said...

Oh such FuN! Enjoy and keep the pic's coming! :)

Stephanie said...

You guys crack me up. I guess you don't have squirrels in Australia. I used to live in West Linn, before that quilt shop was there. Love Portland and Powells is one of my very favorite places to go. Looking forward to more photos and adventures...from the road!

sunny said...

You're a great story teller! Glad you're having such a fun adventure.

Marg said...

Sounds like a lot of fun, can't wait to hear about your next part of the adventure.

Shay said...

Great catch up post! Im enjoying living vicariously through your adventures.

You have to watch that Loz- she's a sneaky one !

Diann said...

Don't you love America in the fall? What a wonderful time you are all having. I'm envious!! Keep an eye on that Loz too. Who know what she might get up to??

Lynda said...

Good to see Los isn't holding onto that rail too tightly. Keep up the great posts and photos - loving them.

althea arbues said...

Looks like your having the time of your life there in Oregon. I'm so happy for you. We really need to take time and explore the world. Maybe some time I'll be able to visit Oregon too.
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Sue-Anne said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time, very excited for you!

Sheryl said...

Sounds like you girls are having so much fun... your journals look great, enjoy!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

You gals sound like you are a hoot! What fun! Just caught up and read all of your travel posts...have a wonderful time!!