Saturday, July 29, 2006
Goodbye to The Fabric Patch
I just got home from making my last purchases and saying goodbye. It's so sad looking, almost empty, a lot of customers just kind of wandering around. It's possibly going to be sold, maybe as soon as this week, but the location will be different and it just won't be the same, at least for me.
It's real silly for me to feel sad, but this store has been my escape for five years. I've met every single friend I have in my area of California through The Fabric Patch in one way or another. It's been the first place I went to after surgeries, the place that offered encouragement and inspiration, taught me how to laugh again.
I met Jane there, and I know that friendship endure. The sew-in group invited me to join their ranks recently, so I will maintain contact with that group of nice ladies. And I hope to stay in contact with some of the employees with whom I'ved formed a special bond.
I thought it kind of fitting that I found this pattern there today. It will be a great little wallhanging for the door of my stash room. And serve as a reminder every time I see it that I won't be needing any more fabric for a very long time!!!