Warning! A Post with NO Pictures, yikes!!
So I guess I shop a lot.
You know...groceries, target, kids clothes, the stuff you need.
I don't shop as often for the things I *want* (my hubby would disagree)
The trip down to KC was my first OFFICIAL Quilt Shop Hop
Kinda crazy actually since I have been quilting for 10+ years AND I work at a quilt shop, HA!
Don't get me wrong, I buy a lot of fabric, just not all at one time;)
I Learned some very valuable lessons while being a customer...
1. I expect GREAT service. I am quickly turned off by poor service and pretty much instantly decide not to buy anything. Hopefully this makes me a better quilt shop employee. It's a fun place to work and people come in to be inspired and find things they love. I enjoy helping them see their vision come to life.
2. Shopping for your hobby is FUN. Many of the things I bought on our trip I have NO plans for. Meaning, I just LIKED IT. It "spoke to me" and someday I will make something with it and it'll be great:) That might be next month or in three years, but that is OK. It was fun to go on a treasure hunt, find exciting things and BUY them. Sometimes it takes awhile for a project to come to life and that too is OK.
3. Fat Quarters are awesome. They are like chocolate...little bits of wonderful. Not a huge commitment ($3) but totally satisfying. If you really LOVE something, BUY it. You might never see it again or when you go back to get it, it could be gone and that's a huge bummer...GO FOR IT!!
4. There is something to be said for a clean and tidy bathroom.
5. Sometimes a couple of pieces of new fabric can refresh and/or complete an OLD idea. Do you have a pile at home you've been meaning to sew on? Get a few small things to motivate yourself to get started. Fresh Fabric = A Fresh Start.
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