After filling up on a fantastic breakfast we were off to the Portland Saturday Market under the Burnside bridge. Wow has it changed since we were last there. Portland has done a fabulous job of revitalizing the area and fixing it up and making it safe. It was very crowded, so I didn't take my camera and get pictures. Crowds and I don't go hand in hand, but I really wanted to see the market again, so I put my big girl panties on and went for it.
Here are some things we purchased and something we purchased at Pittock Mansion:
|This beautiful hummingbird came from the Pittock Mansion gift shop. I have a bunch of hummers |
hanging in my kitchen window and he will join them to catch the morning sun!!
|Cliff found a couple of great hats with good ventilation and I found this totally cool "hippy purse"|
It's cross body and has a pocket in the handle for your cell phone or money.
|We also found this gorgeous wine cork.|
Today we went to breakfast with our friend Ken and he brought us fresh tomatoes from his garden - oh how I love fresh tomatoes!!
After breakfast we went to Farmers Market and got fresh peaches and blueberries, raspberries, marionberries (like a blackberry) and cantaloupe. I love this time of year for the fresh produce. I should have bought corn, but darn stuff doesn't set well on my stomach, so unless Cliff says he wants some, I ignore it.
This last May, R&G went to Italy for fun and he to ride bikes - the motorized kind, in the mountains. one of their stops was Venice Italy to visit the Murano Glass blowers. They brought home some beautiful vases and were so sweet to bring us a beautiful wine bottle stopper:
It is all hand blown glass on top. Their pieces are amazing and when the catch the light just right, mercy, so gorgeous!!
I'm going to try my hand at some English Paper Piecing Hexagons. Anyone know of some good you tube tutorials??
Happy Stitches and Hugs,