I went only my own mini shop-hop today looking for something specific. I even went to two new shops (to me) that I've been meaning to check out for some time now.
I was disappointed in both of the shops. They were *nice*, and the folks were certainly nice, but unless you were into browns and other muted tones - neither had much to offer. They had some brights, very little in the way of batiks, and NOTHING with gold. Not one lick of fabric with gold. How is that possible?
I was specifically looking for border prints in blues with gold on it (neither of the two new shops had much in the way of border prints either).
That's not to say I came home empty handed mind you. One just doesn't visit two new shops and not buy ANYTHING!!! I did however stick to the sale section So it wasn't a complete bust, but I did put about 100 miles on my car and I STILL don't have a blue with gold border fabric for the project I'm working on.
So ... phooey!