DH and I had errands to run in Baton Rouge today. After a fine seafood lunch he was in a mellow mood, and agreed that I could spend some time in a quilt shop. He had his current book along, and a shady parking place promised good reading time.
Inspired by a Laura Ashley blue/yellow colorway, I chose these 14 fabrics. They will become this pieced jacket. The service in the store was fabulous, and I had a really good time finding the fabric combinations for the mood I had in mind.
After shopping there, I was musing with DH about the wonderful shopping experience I had enjoyed. Another quilt shop had opened at about the same time as this one; the owner was cranky and snappish, and the shop closed over a year ago. Ironically, the failed shop was only a couple of miles from my house. It wasn’t worth traveling even two miles! DH wondered why people like that buy quilt/yarn/whatever stores that are primarily people service ventures. They obviously don’t like to deal with customers.
You do understand that no photo shoot happens in my studio without the assistance of the Meezers. Casper was on duty today. If he had his way, I would have shown you three Casper pictures. Sorry, boy, you’ve been cropped!