Back from Portland! What a great city. We missed the awful heatwave they were having. We celebrated my birthday (thank-you for all the birthday wishes, everyone :), our two friends getting married at the beautiful Chinese gardens (I'm still in awe of the 1,000 golden paper cranes that my friend's family folded for her wedding) , seeing our good friends from Seattle, exploring the city. I visited this wonderful boutique Una, and the amazing Powell's. I found the most incredible vintage design and sewing books there...more on that later!