Two Down, One to Go in SUNNY Portland

Who started the myth that it rains all the time in Portland? We are having glorious spring weather. The week-end was delightful. We took some long walks. We enjoy looking at all the beautiful plants that grow and bloom here in our neighborhood. There is a big variety of architecture which we enjoy, too. I ventured out to get some shopping done. I found a nice bead store not far from home, but not as good as the one in Santa Rosa, but there are many more to check out.

Yesterday, Steph and family came over for my excellent roast chicken and vegetables. I love to cook and especially for the family. We had fresh strawberries, angel food cake and whipped cream for dessert. Miles was watching me fix it and said, "This is gonna be good!!" The best part of all this? ?Ǩ I get to cook and Mr C cleans up.

Today, I checked out the new JoAnn’s superstore not far from me. It is huge and is the first time I have seen a JoAnn’s that was clean, neat and very well-organized. They have 50% off coupons in a flyer so I was planning to buy a new, large cutting mat. They had the really large super-sized one on sale so I couldn’t use my coupon. I’ll go back and find something else, I am sure!! They had some interesting storage modules that I want to go back and give a second look. If I buy one a week, I can get three modules for half price.

Over the week-end, I finished these two small quilts for the art show in May. This is Square Dance. I foiled some square motifs to give more of a focus. These both were started in a class with Sue Benner last November.

Squaredance

This is Cosmic Circles. The spirals are pale purple organza fused over the piece. The organza has squiggly threads throughout which adds another dimension.

Cosmiccircles

I have several post cards almost finished.The other larger piece will be finished tomorrow. I heavily beaded it by gluing the beads since it is too difficult to sew them through the fusing.

11 Responses to “Two Down, One to Go in SUNNY Portland”

  1. Karoda says:

    These are fun looking pieces.

    The closest JoAnns is hour away in Lexington and I don’t know if its a superstore or not…I keep wondering if it would be worth the drive.

  2. Amy says:

    –I just knew it was a myth about the rain. Thanks for clearing it up for me :-).
    — Oh, I am so envious of Stephanie and her family, having you all so close by. I’m so glad for you all though.
    — And I’m envious of a good Joann’s. Ours is the PITS.
    –And your quilts are fantastic, as usual. I really like the squares in the background of the circle quilt.

  3. Debra Roby says:

    I love the spots of black with white circles in the first piece. Is that a polka dot? I thought at first it was rows of small buttons…

  4. Deborah says:

    The foiled squares are a perfect focus. I love it! I’ve been hoarding those 50% off coupons too and making notes on my calendar for what days they are good for and what items I’ll be purchasing. My Joann’s also takes the Michael’s coupons, so I try not to ever buy anything without a coupon.

  5. Deborah says:

    The foiled squares are a perfect focus. I love it! I’ve been hoarding those 50% off coupons too and making notes on my calendar for what days they are good for and what items I’ll be purchasing. My Joann’s also takes the Michael’s coupons, so I try not to ever buy anything without a coupon.

  6. Acey says:

    love the organza overlay on the circles.

  7. Terry Grant says:

    I just went to the new Joann’s superstore in Tigard the other day. I was impressed with how nice and clean and bright and organized as well. I needed to buy some Wonder Under and they had the bad stuff. I could tell. It was stuck so tight to the paper you could not even separate a little corner. I didn’t buy it and told them why and the clerk said, “yeah, I know. People keep bringing it back.” Duh.

    Bright new store, same old not-so-bright staff.

  8. Judy says:

    Love them both, but most especially the bottom one. It reminds me of the universe…and the left part of the bottom spiral looks like a rainbow! There’s so much to see in it…would love to spend an hour alone with it!! LOL

  9. Kathie says:

    Terrific quilts. I assume these are fused pieces? Lots of action and zip.

  10. Micki says:

    What cool, funky little quilts.

  11. Beate says:

    I love circles, and your Postcards too and enjoy Your Blog – go on, please