Monday, June 27, 2011

GreenStitch Episode 37 - Portland

Thanks for joining me on my fun trip to Portland, Oregon! (Click here to listen.)

Here are a few shots from my week.

Maureen and I had a great time Sunday afternoon at Portland's famous rose garden. We lingered here for a long time, just breathing in the wonderful fragrance, people-watching, and enjoying being together. She's such a sweetheart. We really had a fantastic five days.

A few of the flannel pieces I'll use to make my traditional baby receiving blankets in memory of my mom.

Vintage fabrics and linens!

If you're in Portland, I'm sure you know this place well. Maureen and I really enjoyed being there.

My new canvas bag. If anyone knows the significance of this text logo, let me know. I hope it's nothing awful, because I really like the bag!

ETA: Why didn't I just Google it sooner? It's not only nothing awful, it's something really nice.


  1. Anne - thanks so much for your podcast on Portland, OR! I had visited there about a year ago and found much of the same of what you describe. It's nice to hear someone else with the same observations. But why didn't you take the mass transit system while you were there? The light rail system is awesome!

  2. Ellie - the mass transit is definitely on the agenda for next trip. I really can't wait to get back. So glad you enjoyed it, too.

  3. Closing the gap: I think it refers to educational goals for schools, especially test scores and graduation rates. We often hear about performance gaps between the various racial/socioeconomic and special ed student populations. Margaret (in Portland)

    ps It also reminds me of the 'Mind the Gap' warnings in the underground in London, which I just visited for the first time - while you were in Portland.

  4. I just love your blog. It's the best. Absolutely.