Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Celebrity in our Midst!

My copy of Food and Wine magazine came the other day. I open it and there is a beautiful feature on Walla Walla wine.

Kyle McLaughlin is featured there, but he's not the celebrity I'm referring to...

It's one of Stash's favorite customers, Island Ainsworth. Isn't she beautiful? She is proprietor of Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen and Pho Sho with her husband Chris. And there is more! Chris was named as a semifinalist by the James Beard Foundation as a Best Chef Northwest!

Colleen Blackwood's Quilts

Colleen Blackwood has special gifts. Her quilt designs, color and fabric combinations are inspirational. Her students exercise their "quilting muscles" in ways that produce amazing products.
Here's Pathway to the Stars...
...and here is Thicket.
She is scheduled to teach these two quilts of her designs here at Stash before she takes them off to the famous Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show in July where they will be featured.
If you are in beautiful downtown Walla Walla, come by and see them. Or better yet sign up for one or both of her classes here. Thicket will be taught May 15 and Pathway to the Stars will be taught May 28. One couldn't possibly regret spending the day with Colleen.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Making Lemonade!

We opened here on beautiful Palouse Street last summer, but it has looked like this since July.

Trucks, backhoes and dirt all over the place.

Our neighbor next door has created a solution (or at least is trying to adapt) to our lack of parking and the extra efforts our customers need to go through to get to us.

He has put this outside his door.