I am a woman on a mission. Look Ma! NO KIDS!
I got halfway to my destination when I encountered a construction sign that said, "Expect Delays." Boy, if that isn't a phrase to live by. I was pondering the philosophical implications of that phrase when my peaceful reflection and introspection was rudely interrupted by:
An actual delay!!! I sure wasn't expecting that!!!
I finally arrived at my destination.
And now you understand why I needed 4 hours and $200.
Both stores are located in Morris, Illinois.
Unfortunately, after browsing the store for a half hour I realized I had lost my mojo. I was no longer gung-ho on fabric shopping. I don't know why. Maybe it's the huge pile of stash I already have; maybe it's the quilt-a-long I just joined and the two others I'm trying to stay in. Maybe it's just that getting away from the chaos at home allowed me to breathe for the first time in days and that was enough. I didn't need to shop. (Gasp! I just slapped myself!) So, I bought a cup of coffee and sat by the river that runs through this town and relaxed.
I didn't leave empty handed, though. Sunny and Elle both love cats and bugs (quite the combo, I must say), so I picked up a few cute fat quarters and some thread so I can make quilts for them.
I was amazed to see that they still hand write their receipts. It's a wonderful store with a TON of fabrics and I'll definitely go back when my stash needs replenishing.
So, I drove home and when I saw the city I actually felt like I was home. Pretty scary for someone who wants to move out to the country! We've been here for 5 years, though, so I guess it should feel like home by now. Here's to a good weekend!!