Friday, November 9, 2012

Fabric Shopping With My Sister in Lancaster, PA

Looking at all the lovely Christmas fabric I purchased
today. Debby & I made our way to the
Lancaster area for our second fabric shopping
trip of the year.
Couldn't be left out and who could blame him.
 A short drive from Debby's house and we were
in Lancaster on our way to fabric shop number one.

 Deb and I would still be driving around the
countryside if we didn't have GPS!
 I can honestly say this is in the middle of nowhere!
 We L-O-V-E Burkholder's Fabric in Denver, PA!
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It insulates the closet where it is kept.

It helps keep the economy going.
It is our patriotic duty to support cotton
 farmers, textile mills, and quilt shops.
It is less expensive and more
fun than psychiatric care.

 "Oh, it's not for me! I'm buying it for a friend!"

My dog needs a fresh, new pile of 
fabric to sleep on and roll around
on at least once a week.
Because it's on sale.
Okay, it wasn't on sale,
but by the time it was,
 all the good stuff would be gone.
I'm participating in a contest--
the one who dies with the most fabric wins.
It keeps without refrigeration,
and you don't have to cook it to enjoy it. 

 I need extra weight in the trunk of my
car for traction on snowy, icy roads. 

Because I'm worth it.

When the Big Earthquake comes, 
all the quilt shops might be swallowed 
into the ground and never seen again.
It's prettier than salt and pepper shakers.

 It's the only remotely artistic
thing I have ever done.

If all else fails, you can use it for cleaning rags.
I'm might set up my own fabric shop
 and I'll need a starter inventory.

 My friend has more variety than I do,
and I have to keep up with her.

Because I can't live without it.

 Because this fabric just talks to
 me and calls my name.

It comes in whatever size or quantity you want.
It's important to invest in cotton futures.

 I have new shelves for fabric storage, 
and if I don't fill them up, they won't look right.

They get angry when you steal it.

 Without fabric I would have nothing to do with
 my rotary cutter and my mat and my sewing machine
 and my iron and my thread and my needles 
and my quilting books . . . . . (and my time).
There's just one more piece I need, 
and I'll know it when I see it. 

 It does not promote tooth decay.

Nobody told me not to.

 It calms the nerves, gratifies the soul,
and makes me feel good.

Buy it quick, before all the good stuff is gone.

 Everybody else does it.

"Oh, what a feeling!"
A yard a day is all the quilt shops of America ask.
If you don't buy it now, you may never see it again.

 Surgeon General says:
 "Ten yards a day keeps the blues away."
 It was awful! I was trapped in the quilt shop,
and the only way out was to buy my way out!
 If I don't buy it, my husband won't
 have anything to complain about.
 A large fabric stash is the sign of a creative mind.

 It's so pretty, and I'll use it some day.
 I owe myself a reward for that half-pound I lost last month.

"Because I don't have it yet!"

 It's much cheaper to cover the floor with 
fabric than new carpeting, and you can 
change the look more often.
The devil made me do it. 
 It will go with some I bought last year.
 To keep the bed from falling down.
 It's non-fattening.
It has been confirmed by registered
dietitians that a fat quarter has 100% fewer
calories than a hot fudge sundae.
I am working on building a complete collection.
I can't wait to start using my fabric.
 Hope you enjoyed the tour of the Lancaster countryside
and all my fabric purchases.


  1. I love going to Lancaster. I haven't been about about 5 years or so, but it is always a nice relaxing time. Looks like your shopping was a success!!

  2. That scottie fabric should be mine. I have Lancaster Ohio and it looks the same.
    Sweet William The Scot

  3. Derby and Julep are so adorable. I love getting your blog emails so I can see what they're up to. Can you please tell me how you keep them so white?!! I could never get mine to look that nice.

    Thank you!