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Thread: For every door that closes, another one opens......

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    Junior Member Jan in FL's Avatar
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    Smile For every door that closes, another one opens......

    I guess this saying is quite true. I went to my LQS in Lakeland, Florida, The Patchwork Pig, this morning to find a sign on the door that said the owner is retiring. All fabric was $5 per yard and all notions/books/patterns/kits, etc were 50% off. I had not planned to shop to that extent - nor was I in the mood after hearing this sad news, but, nevertheless - we force ourselves when we must.....so I did.

    On a brighter note, the ladies who work there have another opportunity because another LQS from a nearby town, Heartfelt Quilting, is opening a second location in Lakeland! One of the ladies told me she had spoken to the owner this morning.

    So it looks like I won't have to split my time between the two shops and the most wonderful staff will still be around for me to see each time I go in! PLUS, I got so much backing and fabrics today that I had not planned on getting - my stash basically doubled today.......and I think I might go back again......

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    Good for you jan! I really hate it when a lqs closes. It is almost like losing a good friend.
    RedGarnet222

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    Super Member JUNEC's Avatar
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    Congrats on your new stash of fabric - would love to see some pics of what you got.
    Although it is always sad to hear that a LQS is closing - I am glad that you will have a new LQS coming into your area.

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    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
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    "we force ourselves when we must.....so I did."

    LOL - what a great excuse for shopping.

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    I have been to the Patchwork Pig. It was a cute store.....loved the building that they were in. When visiting family, I came across the store. Sorry to hear the store closing....hope the owner has a happy retirement!

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    Enjoy your new stash and I am glad the staff found new place to work.
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    How wonderful to be able to deal with the same people. Always delightfull being able to take advantage of a bargain. Congrats on doubling your stash. Now is the time to load up on backing fabrics.
    Helen T.

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    Have fun with your new fabric stash!! I went to our Wal-mart this evening and was really surprised to find lots of new bolts of fabric and a few of them were LQS quality, soft and thick and really pretty. Others were not quite that nice, but still not bad material. Fun to pick a few pieces up.
    jillnjo

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    Senior Member nana20010's Avatar
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    how much do they still have are did u buy the out love that store my have to come ssee them befor its all gone live up the road from lakeland

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    Jan did they say when the store was closing? I'm heading down there on the 15th. I love both of those stores. Granny's Attic was a good one to but they've been closed for a long time. I was planning on visiting them they are soo nice there! Becky

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