Today I found "my" quilt shop again. The shop at which I worked for a dozen years, and where I did (naturally) most of my shopping closed at the end of last year. There are several other quilt shops in the metro area but I have missed being able to run (basically) around the corner if I needed to pick something up; 40 minutes to the nearest other shop just isn't quite the same.
But a new shop opened this week, and only 5-10 minutes from my house. It's a bright and cheerful place, with friendly staff and a variety of things to make my heart glad. (And they have DMC floss--you'd be surprised how hard that is to find in these parts.) It's lovely to have a shop to call "home" again--it's just a good feeling, as any quilter or knitter/crocheter knows.
So, while it's not good news for my pocketbook, it's good for my soul. Support your Local Quilt Shop or Local Yarn Shop!!