Monday, June 13, 2011

A little of this and a little of that.....

When Gene was here a few weeks ago, we visited a spot in Portland that we had never seen before. It is the Bishop's Close.... A park that was designed by the man who designed Central Park in New York City. It was privately owned until the late 50's and was donated to the Episcopal Church.....Above is a photo of the house and a bit of the grounds. It is well worth seeing if you are ever in the Portland area. It is so GREEN here right now. Everything has that new spring green.....much more vibrant than San Diego at this time of year.

I am busy packing up my apartment. I will be on a plane back home in a week. This was the first time in my life that I have ever lived alone.....I got used to my own time schedule and it will be a bit of an adjustment to revert back.....:))))) Do you think that Gene will mind that I am reading until 1:30 am???? ...or making a dinner of popcorn and apples?????? ...and it will be back to cleaning 3 bathrooms instead of 1. That will be a shock to the old system...:) My little apartment doesn't have nearly as much space to mess up.

The Folk Branches Mystery Stitchery is still going on at The Country Loft....Here is a peek at June and July blocks. For the past several weeks I have been working on wool versions of all of the blocks. I love doing designs in both mediums. It is my goal to finish them all before I move. ....and then put them into a quilt of their own!

Thanks everyone for all of your comments on my last post. It has been so great to know that people are praying all over the world for Megan.

Love to you all....Jo Ann


  1. a few years ago I was lucky enough to visit those gardens with a group headed by Jean Wells...they are beautiful! Hope the move back into cleaning 3 bathrooms goes ok!

  2. What a sweet stitchery!!
    I was in Portland this past weekend and am always surprised at how green everything is. I'll have to check out the Bishop's Close as I have never heard of it.

  3. Lori...We had never heard of it either...but ran across a mention of it at a photography exhibit at the History Museum. It was a bit tricky to find...but well worth it.

  4. I just read your "Great News" blog. I am so happy for Megan and your family. I will continue to keep her in my prayers.

    Charlotte from Murrieta, CA