Sunday, June 10, 2012

Portland, OR

Fabric Depot was definitely worth the drive.  It was a rather overwhelming store with thousands of batiks being just a small section.  Check out this dress sample made from jelly roll strips!!!  Yes.  I bought that pattern because of the sample.  I was actually very, very good and only bought 10 1/3 yard cuts of batik...oh and a couple yards of a white with grey b/c I've never seen a white background batik before and I knew I'd regret it if I didn't buy it.  Most of my purchases, however, were for clothing.

I can't wait to wear this Vouge 2787 dress made from a magenta bamboo knit that I bought.

There are a several other knits destined to be tank tops, dresses and cartigans. 

Today we're off to Powell's books, the Japanese Garden then Pendleton wollen mills in Washougal (we stopped at the one in Pendleton yesterday).

Tomorrow may be a drive past Mt Hood, then to Bend via Sisters OR.

Time to play!!! Ta.

3 comments:

Ethne said...

Sounds like you are having a real ball - enjoy the rest of the trip

Lynne said...

Sounds like you're having a wonderful time - may it continue to be so!

Julie Fukuda said...

Portland, here I come! July 4th I will get my "kid fix" and hit Powells Books. Do I dare to visit that fabric shop too??? No, I still have 100 years worth of scraps to use up.