Saturday, May 3, 2014

Time Away

We always head back to SK and AB for income tax season, insert groan, which is a necessary evil but the upside is we get to see family and friends.  This time my Hubby mentioned that his beloved West Coast car swap would coincide with our trip so why don't we head to Portland first then make our way back across the Northern States then pop back into Canada at the Alberta border.  So you know what that means, a trip to Fabric Depot for sure.  I was told by Sweet P and Woolie Mammoth to check out this other great quilt shop, Pioneer Quilt Shop and I fell in love with it the moment I walked through it's front door.  I heard laughter from the back room as a Sunday drop in was happening and I knew instantly it was the place for me with the beautiful Japanese taupe fabrics, wool and so much more, well you just know.
I did get a chance to walk some of downtown Portland and that's another story in itself but what a treat, the architecture is stunning, so happy to see the pride a city and it's community take in preserving its history.
I happened upon a cute place for lunch, Petunia's Pies and Pastries, small but very inviting
and though the name suggests only sweets I enjoyed a delicious Roasted Beet Salad.
We were able to fit in alot of visits with all those who mattered in our life and it was glorious but after three weeks home beckoned and it was time to head out.  The trip driving back was filled with rain, snow, slush, fog and lots of coffee.  So happy to be back in our own beds, but will miss the family and friends we always leave behind, especially these two who fill our hearts with so much love!