We wrapped up our trip to the West coast with a day in Portland...visiting Acorns and Threads (a needlework shop), seeing old friends, and going to Powell's Book Shop.
Our first stop of the day was at Acorns and Threads.
Here I am being greeted by the shop owner, Jeannine. She has owned this marvelous shop since 2005.
Jeannine bought the shop from Roz, who started the business in 1996. Roz happened to stop in while we were there. It was so nice to see both Jeannine and Roz again.
There were lots and lots of models!
There were lots and lots of charts, linens, and other needlework necessities.
Hmm--I can even see a rack with lots of With My Needle designs.
Jeannine carries so many different fibers. This is just a small part of her fiber supply.
If you're ever in the Portland area, make sure you stop by Acorns and Threads. You won't be disappointed. Of course, if you are not in the area, you can always shop on-line. Right?
Since my last blog post I've heard from several of you about the quilt barns/barn quilts. If you're a long-time reader of my blog, you may remember the blog post I did about them on June 22, 2012. That year for Christmas Tom gave me a wonderful book about the subject. Here's a photo of the book cover for those of you who are also interested in barn quilts.
You can also see lots and lots of photos of barn quilts here.