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My Birthday!

My birthday was Monday. While I’ve decided I’d be a much happier girl if my birthday were sometime in October, I did have a very nice day. Lazy morning, pleasant jog, lunch at a local cafe with just me and my book, a little resale shopping where I found those cutie patootie vintage overalls pictured below on little Miss Q, and a wonderful dinner prepared by Hubs and enjoyed with good friends, lots of laughs, and a drink or two.

PZ was so excited to be able to blow up balloons all on her own (I tied them.) and then the girls took turns marking faces on each one. I had a gaggle of balloon friends at my birthday party!


My sister got me this great book by Joe Kaufman and Pip’s new book Meet Me at Mike’s. I’ve been loving sharing the Kaufman book with my girls. They’ve always got so many questions!

My friend Anne made this great vase and filled it with beautiful flowers from her garden for me. The yellow lilies have been filling my house with the sweetest perfume each evening. I got some very lovely accessories from the girls from Redux.

But the best present of all was from Hubs, of course. Tickets to see Adele and a night in a fancy smancy hotel! Yay! I also must say the carmel cake I made was delish! Cheers to me and all the other July birthday babes!

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Your Tip for Tuesday – Go To This Show!!

Just wanted to let all the Portland and surrounding area locals know about a great little show coming up. It’s called “one stitch forward, one stitch back”,  and is being held at Redux (811 east Burnside #110 Portland, OR) running from April 2 until May 2. Opening reception is on this Friday night 6pm-10pm.

Here’s the info that curator Pamela Davis sent me about the show –

The domestic arts have a long history of resourcefulness often salvaging and reclaiming materials, turning scraps into treasures for future generations. The 24 artists showcased here will take needlecraft back to those roots incorporating repurposed materials while adding a contemporary twist to the art.

And here’s a list of the participating artists –

Emily Rose BaierBerkley Illustration, Diem Chau, Pamela DavisJessica FridayKate GreinerRachel Hunnicutt,  Iron Pony, Tracy JagerEmily KatzCarla MadrigalAndrea MajotJohnny Murder, Beth Murphy, Penny Nickels, Lucy PetersonCathy PittersKristen RaskKristen RuppT.J. Sabatini, Charlotte Schwennsen, Cindy SteilerBecky Stern

I really hope to see you guys there. Heck! I really hope I can find the time/sitter so I can BE seen there. Ha!