Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Weekend Getaway and Gifts

I love this rusty garden decoration. If it wasn't so hot I could be sewing but then again I wasn't home for the last 5 days either. It's so hot here today, I just turn into mush and all I can do is sit and snooze, I don't know why the heat makes me sleepy, (no we don't have AC) I had to drag myself of the couch to get this post done...I bet you're a little happy I did...at least I'd like to think so. Hubby and I took a driving trip down the Oregon Coast on the weekend. It truly is a beautiful drive along the ocean with many little towns to stop and explore. We didn't get very far down, we'd need an extra week to see it all.
Oregon has many areas of covered bridges, we tried to find several of these but found the maps were not very good. Here are a couple we came across. The red one was built in 1890 and the while one I think was about 1920's or 30's.

I only went to a couple of quilts shops, believe me there were dozens I would have liked to stop at...that will have to be for another trip with my quilting peeps (that's such a cute name, I borrowed it from Yellowfarmhouse...teehee). Here is a couple of bundles I just had to take home. If you like reproduction fabrics then this shop is for you and me too, it's a jammed packed little house full of nothing but reproduction fabrics . There wasn't any fabric in this shop that I didn't like. The top bundle is Jo Morton plaids and the bigger one is Sturbridge Village Calicos. Sorry I'm such a bad blogger, no pictures of the store to share, I was so excited to see all the fabrics I forgot about pictures. The owner tells me she is working on a shopping friendly web site...oh my gosh I can't wait....I hope she gets that going real soon.
I've been a little slow in showing a some wonderful gits I received. I''ve been doing a block swap with a few other bloggers. We are just about finished with the swap and Darlene (what a sweet dear) sent each one of us this adorable "Stitching Angel", she is so cute and whimsical with rusty wire curls for hair. Thank you Darlene, she is a wonderful remembrance of our swap together.
Isn't this a cute little sheep, it's a wool pincushion or it will be when I get the stitching done. Karen sent this to me all ready to be finished. Thank you Karen when it's not so hot I'll be getting this sweet thing done.

I hope you've had a great weekend. I can't believe how fast July has whizzed by...holy cow we are well into Aug already. Keep cool.

19 comments:

Stina said...

I love the pictures of the covered bridges...they are really unique!!
And great shopping...must find me a shop where I can buy them...starting to like them more and more...
And the "Stitching Angel" she´s a real sweetie...what an angel Darlene is... and I see you got one little kit from Karen tooo...she is ever soo kind!!

yellowfarmhouse said...

What is it about those covered bridges - I think they are so neat. Sounds like a nice getaway for you and hubs with a few quilting stops thrown in - pretty fabric. Your doll from Darlene is adorable as well as your pincushion. Aren't bloggies the best :)

Hugs - Karen

Lurline's Place said...

Love those covered bridges - must admit we saw them only on the US east coast - have been to the US 4 times! Love your repros, too!
Hugs - Lurline/Australia.

Darlene said...

The covered bridge is fabulous but I'm not fan of bridges (covered or uncovered - LOL)

The "rust garden" is terrific - that's the kind of garden I could take good care of with my brown thumb. :-)

Adorable wool piece from Karen!

Linda said...

Those covered bridges look wonderful, and what lovely shopping you did. Sweet little angel and very cute pincushion starter pack. all in all it sounds like a fun time.

Needled Mom said...

Great pictures of the covered bridges.

Yes, there are so many wonderful quilt shops along the way. I'll bet that you had fun visiting them and doing a little shopping as well.

What a great trip.

Knot Garden said...

I love the rusty metal garden decoration, I think that would be lovely in my garden, LOL!
I couldn't believe you had been to Momma Made It - I have had their site bookmarked for ages but they never update it. Love those repro prints.

Chookyblue...... said...

love those bridges....so cute......the fabrics are very nice and the sheep is super cute........

Judy said...

I always look at the weather map and saw that the 90's were slammin' up towards Canada and thought of you!!

Don't you just love those calico fabrics! I didn't buy the whole lot, but I got the green stripe, LOTS of the green print, both yellows, and the blue with tiny paw prints on it! Couldn't help myself!

LOVE the covered bridges!

Guðrún said...

Why is there a house of the bridge?

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the bridges, the little sheep project and the bundles. Gotta check out the shop too.

Judy S. said...

Next time we head to Cannon Beach, we'll have to search out that quilt shop! We just spent about 10days driving down the OR coast and back up the CA coast....great scenery. Cannon Beach, though, is still my very favorite spot...great quilt shop, great yarn shop, and wonderful scenery!

Carole said...

What a lovely trip. Thank you for the pictures. Lucky you to have rec'd and Angel from Darlene. She's so sweet and generous. Love the fabric bundles! Hope the weather cools down for you! Hugs!

Pam said...

Oh -- I really want to go to that shop!! Last time we were in Oregon we were so close - but so far -LOL

I am heading down to Seattle first thing in the morning with my Quilting Peeps ( I do like that) to see the APNQ show. We are staying there two nights. Are you going?

Have a great weekend.

Sandra said...

Love the bundles of fabric, I'm hoping to find some gorgeous stuff like that soon, on my first trip to the US.

Marcie said...

Neat stuff! Love blogs that with pictures! Looks like you had a great trip. I would love to go to that shop. Their stuff is right down my alley! Darlene's angel is so adorable!

Lyn said...

I thought I spied some Sturbridge fabric. Just love their range of fabrics. Thank you for showing the covered bridges. We do not have them here in Oz.Warmest Regards Lyn

Thimbleanna said...

Those bridges are beautiful and it sounds like you had a nice little getaway. Great gifts from friends too!

Jeanne said...

Thanks for sharing your adventures! The covered bridges are wonderful photos. And that stack of fabric looks gorgeous!