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04/06/07 A day of driving and shopping with some eating April 6, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 7:44 pm

No, not today but Monday the 2nd. For those of you who didn’t know, my sister was here for a long weekend. We tortured her with teenagers on Saturday night. We didn’t think they’d be able to come over and were happily surprised that it worked out. I made a yummy risotto, if I do say so myself. Thomas always thinks things are bland. I don’t now how much garlic I have to put in something before he’ll actually say he likes it.

On Sunday we drove her around Eugene. We also did some local shopping. She bought me some freesias at Trader Joe’s. They still smell awesome!

Monday was the big trip. We drove to Beaverton to the Uwajimaya Japanese Grocery Store. I bought lots of fun stuff. I got sushi bandaids, training chopsticks for Christopher, soba noodles, shitake mushrooms, and other fun stuff. We ate at the Japanese restaurant next door. We both had a rice dish and sushi. Then we drove to Peddler’s Pack in Beaverton. I got some stamp pads, a stamp set, a thingy for journaling, and some dragonfly brads. We drove in to Portland to a place called Collage Art and Workroom. It’s a cool little storefront that has a variety of art, stamping, and scrapbooking supplies. It’s in the northeast area and there are a lot of really cool old houses in the area. I just love that sort of architecture! I got some glass slide thingys, a carvable stamp, two square pens, and a couple sheets of Italian paper there. We were going to go to SCRAP, but they are not open on Mondays. So we headed south, stopped in Woodburn to drive around the outlet mall, and got iced tea at Arby’s. On our way home, we decided to stop in Salem at Scrapbook Fever where I found some cool paper for pages. We also had to go to Stampin’ Cat, the stamp store. I got a couple of bottles of Lumiere paints. After a brief stop at Costco in Albany for gas we finally headed home. Whew! What a day!

On Tuesday morning my sister headed back to Portland for a couple more days of exciting adventure. She never did tell me if she went to SCRAP on Wednesday.

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8 Responses to “04/06/07 A day of driving and shopping with some eating”

  1. Rhonda H Says:

    and yes indeed I did get to SCRAP! Do you remember one of the stamp stores or maybe Collage was selling old used index dividers with those metal pieces on top for something like 10 for a dollar? I think they get them at SCRAP. There were tons on a shelf for something like 50 cents an inch or maybe it was 10 cents an inch. Lots of paper stuff — a huge pile of Nepal paper for $2 a sheet, tons of yarns and fabric pieces — a fiber artist would have had a field day! Their stuff changes depending on what they get so you have to just keep going and checking.

    I also found another cool store called ART HOUSE for you to check out next time. Also someone recommended Columbia Art supplies but I didn’t get the chance to check them out.

    I am so glad I had the chance to come up finally!

  2. Liz Says:

    So did you *buy* anything at SCRAP??? 🙂 Where is Art House? I think Portland probably has a zillion art stores!

  3. Rhonda H Says:

    Art House: http://www.netbasket.com/arthouse/
    it’s on 21st and Broadway

    No this time I didn’t get anything at SCRAP… I didn’t have anything jump out to me this time and beg me to buy it 🙂

    Yeah and a lot of really good art supply stores too. And scrapbooking stores. And… well, it’s Portland!

  4. Rhonda H Says:

    Going to the Sacramento Rubber Stamp show tomorrow (Sat) — they changed the July one in Sac to April so I figured, why not…
    I will let ya know if I buy anything (heh, like when do I not? LOL)

  5. Liz Says:

    I stopped going to stamp shows because they are too far away and they got sort of lame. Let me know how this one is. I’ll bet it’s much nicer happening in April rather than the dead heat of July.

  6. Rhonda H Says:

    Well even though it was raining, it was still pretty lame. The most interesting stamps were Leavenworth Jackson’s of course. Maybe 16-20 vendors total but you could hardly tell most of them apart. I got a couple Day of the Dead type stamps from someone and a couple of Leavenworth’s unmounted but that is about it. Then I went down to the Elk Grove stamp store cause they were having a big sale and got only a couple of things. Guess it’s hard when I am so picky and don’t need very much. I have to start using what I have now — that is the problem, hard to stamp with sore carpel hands 😦

  7. Rhonda H Says:

    PS: cute mermaid look LOL

  8. Liz Says:

    I have found that I’m not into buying stamps any more. I prefer new inks and other stuff to work with. I figure I have a zillion stamps, and that’s probably plenty.

    Every girl should have her own fish tail ;-


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