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November 13th, 2007

It’s been a busy and fun weekend. The Anna Lena quilt retreat, our big storm yesterday, and even some tiding of my office. I feel like I’m a million years behind on stuff (especially emails). Even my flickr needs some tiding up so I’d thought I’d do a less word-more photos post. My “Corners of my Hood” I guess.

The little quilt I started at retreat from the fabrics that silly lil’ Doe taunted (pimped) me with. I named this quilt “That silly lil’ quilt” - only because “I’m such a whore for fabric and Doe is my pimp so I made this - and now I need a cigarette” was going to be too long for a label.

DS2 FINALLY got his driving permit (fourth time’s the charmer), so we’ve been taking the less traveled roads to give him some good driving time and experiences. One late afternoon we were driving and DS2 suggested we go to Quizno’s (which I can’t stand) and eat our meal at the beach. With an idea like that… I’d eat Brussels Sprouts swimming in Lima Beans (all things I REALLY can’t stand). And the salad at Quizno’s was “OK” (said with little enthusiasm), but it was one of the best meals EVER! This is an iPhone shot, and I’m really pleased how well it takes pics.

Speaking of iPhone… I took this shot with my phone as well. Not like having a real camera, but it sure takes better pics then our first camera that we had 10+ years ago! This was in the parking lot at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Hillsboro, OR (shout-out to Jessica!). I went gaga over the reflection of the tree on the asphalt.

Oops… lots of words up there. I better cut back or I’ll have to edit my title. Sooo… back in our hood of Astoria’s countryside…

Youngs River Road

The Jet Puff harvest on Youngs River Road.

Lewis and Clark Road. The day prior to this shot - this valley was filled with zillions of cows. It was an amazing sight to see… you just have to imagine it now.

Netul Landing off Ft. Clatsop Road

Sacagawea and Pomp (Jean Baptiste Charbonneau) at Netul Landing
Updated 01/23/08: 01/23/08 - Sad. So, so, so sad… Sacagawea and Pomp appear to be the latest victims of meth theft. I’m sad and angered. I’m feeling fortunate I took this photo when I did, though it makes me cry when I look at it. Read more at The Daily Astorian and KGW.

Ft. Clatsop Road through the dirty windshield

And last but no least… The Girls

Posted in How I Live, I Heart Oregon |

21 Responses

  1. The fabulous Natalie allegedly said:

    Ahhh… just what I needed. Oregon Therapy.

  2. The fabulous Angela (Cottage Magpie) allegedly said:

    Holy cow, there’s an Old Spaghetti Factory in Hillsboro???? I must eat there immediately! Are they open for brunch (I wish). Love the story with DS2, very cute, and great pictures, too! Except now I can’t show them to DH, ‘cuz he wants an iPhone really really really bad. As bad as I want more fabric. *That* bad.
    ~Angela :-)

  3. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    Such a pretty quilt! And I love the scenery.

  4. The fabulous jona allegedly said:

    The tree is pretty but a big plate of their tortellini would be a beautiful thing!

    I love Fort Clatsop. We were there 2 years ago and my daughter got to play Merriweather Lewis in a skit where Pierre shot him (her) in the “buttocks”. It was a hoot!

  5. The fabulous Sandy allegedly said:

    Monica, I love the fabrics in your quilt. By the way, is that my “Star Blossom” pattern? What I can see of it, sure looks like it : ) If so I’d love to see the whole thing!!

  6. The fabulous Anina allegedly said:

    Wow, what lovely photos! I wish we lived a little closer to the beach. I love Astoria!

  7. The fabulous LauraJ allegedly said:

    Thanks for the trip to Oregon. It was beautiful! The dogs were fun too!
    Thank you for the little quilt love. The colours remind me of the one you made and had published in quiltsnmore.

  8. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    Love the photos! And the quilt.. I loved that quilt Doe had.. anyway, happy driving!

  9. The fabulous Jessica allegedly said:

    I thought my spidey sense was tingling! That Old Spaghetti Factory is right across the street from the cozy apartment!

    Love the picts of the girls, they’re SO pretty! And love the pimped quilt. Now, you get back on that corner and make Doe some cash! ;-)

  10. The fabulous Cyndi allegedly said:

    Okay Monica - How did you get that great a picture from your iPhone. Our pictures bit the preverbial big one! Maybe Steve Jobs has it in for me since I switched to the PC. Harumph.

  11. The fabulous mo allegedly said:

    The quilt is beautiful- great colors! I am not a fan of Quiznos either! Toasted or not, gross bread is gross bread!

  12. The fabulous elizabeth allegedly said:

    Oooh I love all those pics! The quilt…scenery…mention of spaghetti…aaahhhh…

  13. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    How’d you do it?
    Whoa! Your little quilt turned out so beautiful. And is it quilted already? When you left the retreat on Sunday, the top wasn’t even finished. How’d you do it!?!

  14. The fabulous Lissa allegedly said:

    four times to get a licence? thats not too bad.. took DH 6 times, and me 5.. my brother reckons I got my licence out of a cereal box.. hey, I have kept mine, he has had his taken from him um, 4 times..
    I love the fact you are a fabric whore.. I am too, I’d do anything for more fabric.. anything as long as I dont have to put out that is! LOL

    I love your pimp quilt, very very cute…


  15. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    Wow, you are very talkative today! :) tee hee Um, yeah. Anyway, Great shots with that iphone. I’m glad you got it and are happy with it. I remember when they first advertised it and you were going to be the first in line to get one. :)

    Maggie’s dash looks pretty with a Quizno’s salad to decorate, and the beach out her windshield. Is that the Cove?

    The quilt is wonderful. And I love the name of it.

    Sacagawea…..just like the indians used to say it!

    The girls look so cute and fuzzy. How are the felines in your family doing??

    Thanks for the Oregon pictures. I need as many reminders as I can get.

  16. The fabulous Hedgehog allegedly said:

    Lovely quilt! (I have a fabric pimp, too - post last October, I think.) The quilt is the same pattern I plan to do with the blues and plaids leftover from my bear paws - any idea what it’s called?

  17. The fabulous sharon allegedly said:

    OMG that pink/red tree is absolutely gorgeous. Love the reflection on the concrete. Great photo!! And good job on the silly lil quilt you made. Kuddo’s to ya. How did the smashing go??? Good I hope!!

  18. The fabulous Bren allegedly said:

    I love the red tree and the reflection and your girls are ADORABLE… :) Bren

  19. The fabulous Angelina allegedly said:

    Wow, your iphone takes great pictures. Your girls are looking super cute as usual. Your neck of the woods sure is pretty.

  20. The fabulous Nan allegedly said:

    What beautiful photos - from a phone?!? Amazing!
    Love the pimpy quilt - very pretty. I think you’re the pimp now, Mizz M! Gotta have it, gotta have it……..

  21. The fabulous Doe allegedly said:

    Fabric Whores UNITE!!!! lol! Love that quilt with the dark accent!

    Thanks for the lovely tour of Oregon. I can smell the fresh air all way here. I love that it is soo GREEN unlike smog-brown SoCal.

    The girls look like they’re having fun.

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