Yesterday afternoon, I received a sad email: Randy's Quilt Shop is going out of business. He is closing one week from today.
I ask you to understand. I love fabric. I love fabric as much as I love plants. When I moved to North Carolina, finding Randy's Quilt Shop was such a comfort to me. Fabric was a language I spoke in the midst of a foreign land.
I have no idea how many yards of fabric I have from Randy's. Some of them have been sewn into clothes. Some of them have been sewn into quilts. Many have not, but are merely waiting, like treasures to yet be enjoyed.
In loosing Randy's, I feel like I am loosing a friend. There will be a void because I often went there just to look. To absorb the colors, the options, the possibilities. It was an oasis of peace and calm and beauty to me.
Maybe it is fitting that the last pieces of fabric that I bought there, before I knew the shop was closing, like many, but not all, previous fabrics, depicted roses and flowers and birds. Like a garden.
Have a beautiful day.
It's been a glamorous week in the garden
6 hours ago