Friday, April 10, 2009

The Way Back Home from Artfest....

Our first stop on the way home from Artfest was in Portland, Oregon where we saw these pretty flowers on the way to Cool Cottons on Hawthorne St. and later the Yarn Garden.
Lunch was a quick sandwich on delicious fresh baked bread at Grand Central Baking Co. near by.
We got as far as Eugene, Or the first night and then on to Ashland for breakfast at a new stop for us...dragonfly restaurant.....DElicious!!! It was recommended by several Artfesters, so we had to try it...
Outside the restaurant were a couple of fun ART Cars....
the Dragonfly and.....
the Camera Van...totally covered in camera of all types!!!! After a visit to the fabric store we headed on down to California, making it to San Rafael for the night. The next morning we had breakfast in Mill Valley, visited the street where Colleen had lived years ago.....
and then found 2 very cool stores in Sausalito......
The Pine Street Papery.....so many wonderful things to look at....(and buy!)...
Paper cut curtain.....and easter goodies.....
beautiful tissue in so many colors.....
and then on Bluebird Yarn and Fiber store....a new place for us to explore. Shari and Caron from Castle in the Air told us about this store and the sweet owner, Sophie. She makes wonderful needle felted creations and sells yarns and wool roving.
Her fun felted sign....
From Sausalito we headed home from our wonderful art adventure and back to our families who had tales of their own to tell.

3 comments:

marie said...

Wow! lots of great pictures. It is fun to see other artist work also fun to see all the spots you stopped along the way. Glad your back! Missed seeing you! :)

Mary lin Huskamp said...

BEAUTIFUL pics! As always it was wonderful to see you!

hugs
marylin

julie Haymaker thompson said...

LUSH post !!!! your post was down memory lane for me. Many of my favorite haunts visited and people I have meet and adore , thanks for the pictures