What a great weekend.....so much fun -- so much laughter -- and so much catching up.
Whittle's Fabrics. Just 30 minutes from where I live is a fabric shop like no other I've been to before. First run fabrics are $3.50-$7.00 per yard because of low overhead, no advertising, lower cost of living. The selection is not like a quilt shop but if you're looking to build a stash, buy backings, buy neutrals, get some wide backs, pick up a few batiks, love Civil War prints - this is the place for you. We estimate they bought 122 yards of fabric! Seriously....122 yards. And I should mention, I went back earlier this week and picked up about 30 more after "shopper's remorse" set in and sadness developed over not picking up "more" of some fabrics.
The good news (for me) is that I'm driving up next week to visit and get some long arming done on a Gammill that one of them graciously shares. I'll have a car load of fabric and a little Featherweight that didn't make the trip back to Chicago so that some shoes/fabric could!
So-my quilting mojo is renewed, I've gotten to see people I care about "live and in person", and I am reminded that friends are friends -- wherever you are. Acquaintances are "local" and usually stay acquaintances -- friends go with you in your heart, wherever your heart is!
I hope you are finding time to piece and sew and visit with friends! Jan
PS -- the quilts in the post are relevant only in the fact that these were the ones on the beds that they slept it.