Thursday, 31 May 2012

On The Road Again to California.

Started the Victoria Day weekend by sitting in a line up to cross the border for and hour and a half.  Got down to Portland in time to check out Pioneer Quilts.  I found this lovely shop on my last trip down south and will make it a regular place to visit.  They are located 12117 S.E. Stevens Cr.  In Happy Valey Oregon If you are on the 205 take the Sunnyside Road and turn on Stevens Cr.
 Once inside you are hit with a lot of colour and design choices.
 They have a lovely cotton and wool selection to choose from. I've got the Primitive Garden pattern and am collecting wools to start making my variation of this lovely quilt.
They have some of Sue Spargo's books and a collection of lovely hand dyed wools to choose from.
 So many choices, how does one make a decision?
 Primitive folk art designs.
 Fun pin cushions.
 Whimsical designs to take a class or two.
 The plate of cookies became a tea party for a young girl visiting with her mom one day.
We also went to Fabric Depot where they had one of their sales on and got some fun fabrics and trims.

 On Sundays quilt shops are not open in Oregon so I missed visiting several shops that I enjoy.  In Springfield we went off to visit At Ruth B's antique shop only to find that they had closed their doors!  Something to Crow About also was closed for the day.

Next stop was Chico California where we found that Honey Run Quilts had closed!  We went down the block to The Rabbit Hole at 2697 Esplanade where they told us that Honey Run had moved in with Cathy's Sew & Vac 2418 Cohasset Road.  They have 2000 square feet in their new location.  Sorry no pictures of either Chico store.

In Bakersfield Strawberry Patches has moved into a bright new shop just across the parking lot from their old store.  They are located at 6439 Ming Ave. Suite C.
Note their old address is on their website.

 Take a peek in through the window, how cute is that strawberry purse!
 The new location has higher ceilings and nice lighting.
 Lots of space.
 I like the use of the old signage.
 Patterns and notions in this corner.
A tray of sweets for all to enjoy.                                                                                                         
 Some more notions and buttons.
 Lovely displays.
 Antique sewing machine high up!
 Love those tin baskets and child's ironing board.
 A new project being worked on.
Next stop was Temecula, stay tuned.

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