Friday, June 27, 2008

Oh my!

Oh my, I just received an email from my favorite quilt shop that they are closing. How can this be? It is such a gorgeous shop, conveniently located about six miles from home, and about halfway to my mom's, so I drive past it twice a week. I have gotten some lovely fabrics there and it makes me so sad that they are closing. First Wal-Mart's fabric dept, and now the quilt shop. I know that in the big picture this is a small thing, but it still makes me sad. :>{

They are having a big sale, everything 35% off, and they ship orders over $100 for free. I guess I'll stop in over the weekend and see what's left. I really don't need any fabric right now, but I may as well plan ahead. (Don't ask me where I'll put any more fabric!) My friend told me her mother-in-law has a plaque that says, "She who dies with the most fabric wins!" :>} LOL

On the bright side, I have the upcoming week off! Last year our vacation was spent painting my parents's house which we were preparing to sell for my mom. I absolutely hate to paint and I am not comfortable on ladders or being in the hot sun for very long (unless I'm submerged in water!) so it was not a very fun vacation. This is my second vacation already this year, as I took a week off in March. I feel so spoiled! My sister is coming up again, and we plan to have mini quilt camp like we did in March. We'll also visit with our mom and get together with our brother and his wife. Our other sister just moved from Pennsylvania to Kansas, so she won't be able to join the fun. She is far away getting settled into her new surroundings.

In my next post I'll introduce you to my dh! I realized that I don't mention him often, but he is a very important part of my life, and I really do spend a lot of time with him even though I haven't introduced him to my blogging friends yet.


Tine said...

I am sorry your local quiltshop is closing :-/
It is so nice to have a place to stop in and see the fabrics, see finished quilts, magazines and all that fun stuff!
If you want, I can send you some links to some nice (and very reliable) onlinestores. I have not had a quiltshop nearby until recently, and the onlinestores have been a great help!

Vacation with your sister! YAY! And she is a quilter too!! That sounds like so much fun! It must be great to have someone to quilt with :-)

Suzanne said...

Its sad to loose your local quilting shop. I am starting to collect fabric now, not sure where I will store it either.
Hope you have a good week and have fun creating.