Our Weekend In Portland

In Life, Quilting by Lisa Burnett

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It has been 2 weeks since we visited Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe in Portland for their SPRUNG event.  We've been so busy with everything else, I haven't gotten a chance to tell you a little about it.  

First off, I've never been to Portland before.  I haven't even been to Oregon before.  This is the first thing I noticed:

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It rains there.  They have flowers blooming and green trees.  Lots of trees.  I'm just not used to flowers looking like this in April.  

Next, the store was even better than I had imagined.  Seriously, Hollyhill  is amazing.  If you ever visit Portland, do not miss it.   We also had a great time visiting their gift shop (just down the street) called Pickleweed Hill– isn't that the cutest name!

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We had a great time Saturday at the event.  Here are some shots of the day:

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This was actually a very relaxing trip for us.  In fact, we even had time for a movie.  Now you might not think that is such a big deal, but for me that never happens.  Not that I don't love movies- I just have two things that get in the way.  No time and my husband.  He hates movies.  All movies.  He just doesn't see the point of spending what little free time we have going to a movie.  He wants to be able to do things where you talk- to me, friends, whoever.    Okay, I get that.  So you think I would be able to at least rent a movie and watch it at home.  Wrong.  To him, renting that movie means commitment.  If we spent the $3.99 on it, we have to watch it no matter what.  And he just doesn't want to commit to that.  He may not like it, and he would have to keep watching.  Or he might fall asleep.  Or the news might come on.  And heaven forbid we miss the news.  

So, we got to go to a movie!  I really don't pay attention to what's coming out or what's popular because I won't get to see them anyway.  But my mom had heard about this.


I had no idea what it was about, so I was game.  OH MY GOSH!  Who thinks of these things?  About 30 minutes in, I was seriously considering leaving.  The whole idea of the story made me sick to my stomach.  My mom had heard it was kind of like the TV show Lost (which I loved).  Um, It's not like Lost.  But I didn't leave. Strangely enough, I actually kind of got into it.  I just had to get past the whole premise of the story.  Which I obviously did.  Because the first thing I did when I got to the airport to come home was to purchase the 2nd book in the series.  Now I'm hooked.  But seriously, who would think of this story?  

Anyway, we had a great time in Oregon, and we want to thank Jan and Brian at Hollyhill for the wonderful experience.  Even though I'm up all night, every night, reading that book.  

Just a quick reminder that our Random Acts of Kindness week will end on Tuesday.  If you don't know, any order at our Etsy shop will come with something free!

We have more new products to show you, and I planned to do that today.  But it is really hard to take pictures when the wind is blowing about 1000 mph, so I'll have to wait till next week.  Have a great weekend!