Almost the end of August and that means that summer is nearly over, but we're still enjoying some sunny, warm days here in Calgary - even though the nights are definitely getting cooler and that sun is sinking earlier every day. With the end of summer comes the beginning of school and today was my first day back at work in the school office. I'm glad that I had a few weeks off to gear up for this hectic time of year!
My family and I just got back from a two week trip in Portland and Seattle and we had a wonderful time.
|At Esther's Fabrics on Bainbridge Island|
|A few quilting treasures found at Powell's Books in Portland, OR|
|Tour of Martingale resulted in purchasing a few of their titles|
|Rick-rack, trim, buttons, beads and vintage linens |
from Knittn' Kitten in Portland, OR
|A sampling of batiks from Sew Batik at the vendors' mall|
|Incomparable Buttons from The Steam Trunk Craft Works |
at the vendors' mall (again)
|Japanese fabric, linen, beads and sashiko thread from Shibori Dragon|
at the vendors' mall (one more time)
|Needle felting kits from Esther's Fabrics on Bainbridge Island |
(I'll bet you thought I bought these at the vendors' mall, didn't you?)
Now I'm off to put my purchases away - if I can find room, that is :)