Back home in New York and very appreciative of the peace found in familiar surroundings and routines. My dad got out of the hospital today but will need another operation shortly. Thank you for your kind thoughts and emails, everyone goes through rough patches, I think I just wasn't prepared for this one.
Well, we're 20 days into the new year and already I've been to 3 different quilt shops in 3 states. Let's review..
First, on our last day in Virginia, our hosts asked if there were any places I'd like to go before we headed for home.. "Can I see if you have a quilt shop?" I asked. And they did!
In Chicago I would be lying if I said I wasn't overwhelmed with the family situation. One day I took my sister's car and drove 40 minutes south-west to "escape" to a quilt shop to catch my breath and get my wits about me. I had been to Thimbles in Lockport before (no website?) and knew it would have a good dose of trendy fabric to put me in touch with the modern quilting world and pull me out of the dark cloud surrounding my parents' house.