my daughter and i are on a quest
a black and white stripe fabric for her window and closet. one would think it would be easy - black and white stripe
our quest took us to one of my favourite fabric stores, where one could find everything and anything. G street fabrics
on rockville pike in the same location for eons. i always could count on them for anything beyond my imagination. i always could count on getting lost with their beautiful fabrics.
not a good sign
we found them not too far away and they had a great sign advertising their new location. i was hopeful.
the once wonderful fabric store with the most incredible, imaginative, and unusual was gone. it was a warehouse with nothing but the end of bolts. a store where i could get lost in imagination for my own clothes was nothing. a store that once had two floors of fabrics was reduced to less than one third the space.
i cannot help but reflect that this is the way of most of the quality stores - they are disappearing. all of the fabric stores i have been to in the last few weeks no longer have the range or quality. †here was a time when i made my own clothes, the fabrics were excellent and different. i could be assured that that what i made for myself would last forever.