After lunch, my hostess, Leola Flocker and I walked to Greenbaum's Quilted Forest - a great quilt shop I've wanted to visit for years. The shop features a full line of batiks, lots of novelty prints, patterns, thread - just a lot of inspiration everywhere you look! We then walked to Whitman's, a sewing machine and vacuum cleaner store. Because of the sewing machines, they have a very good selection of threads available - always great to see!
In the evening, I drove to Dave and Leola's beautiful home. They live on acreage in the rolling, wooded hills outside of Salem. Leola has the entire home decorated with quilts, and it was such a pleasure to sleep under a couple of beautiful quilts - what a gift!
July 5, 2012
P.S.: I've just received the following pictures from Dianne Nordyke.....congrats, Dianne, your heron is just terrific!!! Thanks for sharing!!!