Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ladies Who Lunch

Gracie, thank you for inviting me to go to the new yarn store and out to lunch yesterday!  I just love getting out and about!  We met at a yarn store which has new owners and I had never been there.  What fun it was!  The store is now owned by a mother and daughter team, it's called Littlelamb and Ewe, in Gresham, Oregon.  It's stuffed full of beautiful yarns, extensive tools - hooks, needles, scissors, etc. and books.  They have a comfy loft where they teach classes.  I am kicking myself that I did not buy this skein of yarn below - I'll go back and get it.  If nothing more than to look at! LOL!
They had many beautifully arranged display cabinets.
Is this yummy or what? 
All cottons on this wall. 
It's official, I love yarn that has more than one color in it. 
They have lots of finished shawls around the shop and other knitted and crocheted items for inspiration.
I bought a book and Gracie bought some buttons.  Then we walked across the street and found a table at Boccelli's Ristorante for lunch.  We both *loved* our lunches - you got to pick the pasta, the sauce, and the other things on your pasta.  I had farfalle pasta, alfredo sauce with chunks of halibut and asparagus.  YUM!  Gracie had salmon and fresh veggies.  
After lunch we walked across the street to check out a new antique shop - I was very impressed with the quality of the merchandise and the prices were reasonable.   
My eye was drawn to this platter with a castle.. kind of a funny juxtaposition of the ceramic cowboy boot vase, don't you think? 
There were lots of pottery and vintage lace and baskets.  I found 2 things to bring home, I will show you photos later in this post.
Gracie invited me to follow her home for some tea and more visiting - this is her charming living room with a fireplace made of polished stone.  I helped her get started on a shawl like mine - the pattern falls short in many places so I told her what to watch out for.  I had to totally rip mine out twice as the pattern wasn't specific.  She made us a pot of chai tea with coconut!  It was delish! 
My treasures from the antique store are a fishing float of green glass from Norway, still with it's jute rope netting! 
I also got a pint glass jar with a glass lid with galvanized lid rim.  I got the book from the yarn shop - I saw it on Pammy Sue's blog and noticed it had a pattern for crocheted lace gloves which I'd like to make.
I'll be attending the Oregon State Conference of the Daughters of the American Revolution in May and would love to have these done by then.. but I doubt I will. LOL! 
The roses are holding up extremely well.. love love love them. 
And look what Dayle brought home for me yesterday?  Isn't he adorable? 
And here is the last Stargazer Lily to bloom from the bouquet hubby brought for me on Valentines Day.. over 5 weeks ago!  Amazing, huh?  Hubby snipped off the stamen so the orange pollen wouldn't fall on the lace tablecloth.
What I hope for you is that you take the time to reach out to a friend and ask them to go "play" - and if a friend asks you to do something, say yes.  Your life will be enriched by it. Thank you, Gracie, for a fun day!  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 


  1. Looks like a great day out. Since I live in Vancouver, WA ,I appreciate hearing about all these places you visit!
    Hey, I'm making that shawl you mentioned and know what you mean about the vague instructions. I'm almost done now and know there are some things that aren't right but it still looks pretty good.

  2. Hello Teresa What a wonderful day out you and Gracie had! The yarn store looks really fantastic, and your pictures of it are so vivid. I would enjoy a browse there too :)
    Wishing you a happy day.
    Helen x

  3. Oh please tell us the name of the yarn in the first picture. I have to have that yarn. It's just beyond Yummy!

    I am so jealous of all your get togethers...yarn shops, lunch...visiting and crocheting together, it sounds like Heaven to me.

    Blessings always

  4. If you leave right now you might get back for dinner...but, you must... you must return for a skein of that sorbet pink lemonade delight yarn. It looks fabulous and will work up fabulous, I'm sure. What brand? It reminds me of Chroma.

    There you go having another delish lunch. What am I doing wrong here. My girl friends only drag me to workout at 7am. or snow shoe in the afternoon. What am I doing wrong here?

  5. Wow... a fantastic yarn store, lunch AND an antique store? You are one lucky lady! It could have only been improved by a stop at the fabric store ;)

    Unfortunately many of our local yarn stores have gone out of business over the last few years. We're down to one that has been around for years (I'm talking over 25) and the owner is a bit of a "crabby" lady so I don't really like to shop there.... sigh. Oh well, I suppose I should be using up some of the yarn I already have!

    Thanks for sharing a wonderful day,

  6. Even though I don't knit or crochet (yet), I am totally in love with all the gorgeous, amazing, wonderful colors of yarn! I think I am in love with someone's lunch too :-)
    Have a great day in paradise..
    Blessings, Aimee

  7. Hi again Teresa what a wonderful time you and Gracie had. The yarn looks yummy would have loved a wonder around there with you both. Lunch sounded delish. Flowers so beautiful I love Stargazer Lilies. Would have loved a mooch about the Antique Shop as well. :-) x Love Anne x

  8. That yarn shop looks wonderful! So many pretty choices. Your lunch looks delicious too! And, antique shopping?! Sounds like a perfect day!

  9. Teresa that yarn is to die for - you should get it, all of it!! I'm so glad you've got a lovely new yarn store near you - you lucky thing!!

    Looks like you had a great day out, those gloves would look amazing at conference, how sophisticated :D x

  10. Teresa, are a member of the DAR? I grew up as a member of CAR in NY! I have great memories of CAR conferences and events. My father is an active member of SAR in NY. I was in DAR for a short time as a young adult but was not active in a society. I have also been a member of Daughters of Union Veterans (Civil War). I want to re-enroll in DAR but there aren't any societies in my whole state as far as I know, and definitely no CAR for my kids. How nice to meet another person in Blogland with a similar proud heritage. :)

  11. That yarn is so scrummy-yummy! I "stole" your picture and have it as my desktop background of my laptop now so I can stare at it. Lol. Good luck with the gloves. I hope you do make them in time to wear them in May. That would very very neat, Teresa. You've got to do it!

  12. You are Gracie are so fun, I bet you had the best time together. I would have loved to been in that beautiful yarn store, such gorgeous yarn. I think you need to plan another trip and buy that yarn you want.
    Hugs to you Teresa,

  13. Now that is my kind of yarn store!!!! What a great idea to store yarn in....a hutch! I will surely keep that idea tuck away somewhere. I am glad you and Gracie had such a lovely day....I recognized her living room right away. Every time she puts a new post up, I am always looking around the room for the blanket I made for her.....I see it peaking there hanging over her beautiful chair. It looks so nice in her home!
    Hugs, Shari!

  14. Fun!!! I'm so jealous. Maybe I'll make it to the Falls in time for lunch with you tomorrow though. Bocelli's is where we're meeting for lunch next Friday isn't it? Now you all know where it is and I'll be driving in circles looking for it! :-). The yarn store looks so cozy and full of goodies and don't even get me started on the antiques. I LOVE antique stores. I may never make it to Mandy's on Friday if I can twist you and Gracie's arms to go shopping. I love her living room too. It's so welcoming and full of love, just like Gracie. See you tomorrow my friend.

  15. Thank you for extending your friendship to me, Teresa, and agreeing to play with me :) I had such a good time yesterday, and am working on a post, but I am sending readers over to read your account because you did such good job telling the story!
    Love with hugs,

  16. Oh my how lovely...and that yarn shop is just heaven..those colours are stunning. xoxo

  17. Teresa.... That yarn shop is so delicious!!! I wish we had such here too! The antique shop is awesome! I would have bought few things from there:) Your purchases are lovely :)
    Yes, sometimes it is necessary to spend time with friends, it's so much fun!
    Have a nice day :)

  18. What a wonderful outing!! That yarn shop looks fantastic! Love the name of it too! I sure do miss our yarn shop!! I love the green glass float!!! And how sweet your Dayle is to get your tulips! Your Valentine's flowers are still beautiful!
    Gracie's living room looks like such a warm and inviting spot to sit and visit!!
    : ) XO Kris

  19. Hi sounds like you had a wonderful time..I'm so glad , can't wait to see you next week :)

  20. A yarn shop, an antique shop with lunch in between followed by tea and crochet at a friends house.......NOW THAT'S A THE PERFECT WAY TO SPEND A DAY!!!

  21. That looks like a wonderful day you shared Teresa. The new wool shop is fab...those colour choices are endless. All your flowers are looking great in the sunshine x

  22. What a nice day you had Teresa.
    The beautiful yarn just jumps out at you and I saw quite a few items at that shop I would've brought home with me. :o)
    Thanks for sharing...

  23. Playing with my BFF is my favorite pastime. Lots of giggles and silliness...just like the little girls we once were (ok, we still are, but the shell looks old!). When we go for a few days without a fix of one another, we feel it. Loge the yarns and cottons and all the color. This time of year seems to find me REALLY appreciating color.

    I love your photos of the antique store! So much to look at!


  24. What pretty yarn! I'm always envious of people who knit and crochet. I've tried - and have come to the conclusion that I lack the "knitting gene!"

  25. What a wonderful day! That yarn store looks divine and you must go back and get that know I'm an enabler! And I love your friend's fireplace - gorgeous! Have a lovely weekend!!

  26. Spending time with a friend, yarn shopping, antiquing and lunch -- sounds like the perfect day to me. :) Tomorrow a friend is taking me out for a belated birthday lunch. Have a great weekend. Tammy

  27. I like multi-colored yarn, too. I'm just getting ready to start a shawl in pink and orange -- one of the Cascade Paints yarns.


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