Saturday, November 22, 2008

knittin kitten

knittin kitten
Originally uploaded by Mary Anne Thygesen.

A thrift store full of fabric, books, magazines, yarn, beads, and embroidery thread. I found lots of treasures in the store. Shell buttons, wool and alpaca yarn. There is a large collection of vintage fabrics and linens. I brought in a large stack of magazines, recent quilting, knitting and sewing publications. You can sell unneeded and leftover craft supplies and fabric to the store.

It is an easy to spot store with a large kitten on the side of the building.

7930 NE Glisan
Portland, Oregon

503 255 3022

Ruthies Rags

ruhties rags
Originally uploaded by Mary Anne Thygesen.
Ruthies Rags Fifth Anniversary Sale

Ruth is having a fifth anniversary sale at her store. Today November 22, 2008 is the last day. The wonderful natural fabrics are 25% to 50% off. I bought purple knit bamboo and silk georgette. I had a great conversation with Ruth, she is fun to talk with.

Ruthie's Rags
10602 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97220

Friday, November 21, 2008

Ikea fabric

lena fabric
Originally uploaded by Mary Anne Thygesen.
Ikea has a nice selection of decorator fabrics. The Bold, bright, large prints that are joyous and fun to look at. The thick cotton fabrics are loosely woven, good for curtains and aprons, not for quilting.

Ikea has a great cafeteria. I love their meatballs. Adults can order the children’s plates. For $2.49 I got five meatballs in a colorful plastic bowl along with my side of choice which was mashed potatoes in another colorful plastic bowl. My drink came in a cute plastic cup. To get the right size proportions of food, I have fun tolerating eating my meal off kid’s dishes.

Ikea Cascade Station off Airport Way Portland Oregon

Vancouver Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival

November 20, 21, 22 2008
10 am to 5 pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Clark county Fair Grounds exit 9 from I 5
$5 parking
$8 admission.

This morning I went to this event. Sadly I wasn’t able to take any pictures; the venders didn’t want any photos taken. I was disappointed that there were no display quilts to admire.

There were shopping opportunities galore. Venders with 108 inch wide batik fabric. Batik flannel. All sorts of sparkly embellishments. Venders selling embroidery and stuffed animal patterns Many sewing machine venders including my favorite Montavilla sewing.

There are free make and take workshops and free seminars.

Have fun shopping.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bargain Shopping at the Expo Center

This week end November 15 and 16, 2008 at the Portland Expo Center.

Adidas Fall Clearance Event Hall C
Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Free Admission
The last time I went to this event, I purchased workout pants for only $10 each.

Portland Skifever and Snowboard Show
Hall E
Admission: Adults: $11, ages 6-12: $3, Under 6 Free with Paid Adult
Saturday, Nov 15: 10am-10pm
Sunday Nov 16: 10am-6pm

This has the largest ski swap around Portland

Hollywood Entertainment Fall Clearance Sale
Hall A
Free Admission
11/15 10am - 8pm
11/16 10am - 6pm

The radio add says there will be lots of previously used DVD and games for $5.

Parking $ 7 cash only. $6 car pool three or more persons. The Dog doesn’t count I already tired this.

Yellow line Max stops at the Expo Center.

2060 N Marine Drive, Portland, Oregon

Friday, November 7, 2008


Wordstock Book Fair
Saturday, November 8th & Sunday, November 9th
At The Portland Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
$ 5 admission

I am excited about this event celebrating words, books and story telling. The $ 5 book fair is not just venders and books for sale but also includes panels and talks. There are other fun events listed on their web site.