Thursday, January 19, 2012

Planning, planning and more planning!!

Just want to say that planning a wedding is more work then you would think.  There are so many details that you never think about, like small straws for the  With that being said, I have been trying to work exclusively on Our Wedding by Lavender and Lace, since I have a hard deadline of October 13th (wedding day).  Here is my meager progress.  I am working on everything but the white of the dress, then will add that last.

Hope everyone had a Happy New Year.  I try and go to Portland, Oregon for New Years, we love the change of seasons from Southern California.  For those of you that have never been there is an awsome needlework store called Acorns and Threads.  So my routine for Portland is to arrive in the am get a car and head directly over to Acorns and Threads.  This time I brought with me several patterns that I have wanted to kit up.  To me it really makes a difference to be able to see the linen and play with the silks.  This was one of the highlights of my trip.

In case you have not been I thought I would post a couple of pictures.

Great restaurants....

Amazing architecture..

Beautiful knitting shops...

Wonderful city vibe...

Of course it was vacation so what is there not to like about it, but I would truly like to retire there. 

Will try and post more frequently...till next time.  Cheers!!


  1. Nice progress on the wedding piece! Your daughter's plans for her wedding sound so nice--my daughters both want something like that for the reception. I enjoyed your pics of Portland. I would LOVE to go to Oregon someday. Some people dream of Florida -- I dream of the Pacific NW.

  2. Oh wow! I'd love to visit Oregon someday. Love the pics -- thanks for sharing them! Love your stitching too! Thanks for commenting on my blog. And congratulations to your daughter! Wedding planning -- good luck with it all!