Would you believe me if I told you that I was BACK in FLORIDA today!?
I was joined by a group of 4 ladies from Mobile who offered to take me shopping and antiquing for my birthday ---
Today is a day “off” because the retreat I’m teaching at for the Azalea City Quilt Guild doesn’t start until tomorrow…
Let’s see….fabric shopping? Antiquing? NO BRAINER! YES!
We headed out, driving past downtown Mobile, crossing the bay, and pointing ourselves East to Pensacola and pulled up in front of A & E pharmacy about an hour later.
THIS was a QUILT STORE!?
Where is the fabric?
It looks like an ordinary every day drug store to me!
I see laxatives, but I don’t see fabric!
Maybe through here? But wait…it says appliances!
Refrigerators and mardi gras beads?
Stove tops and MORE mardi gras paraphenalia!
WHERE IS THE FABRIC?!?
If there is a shortage of mardi gras beads anywhere…they’ve been hoarded in Pensacola!
But If I go to the OTHER side….FABRIC!! Whoowhooo!
Miles and miles of fabric!
Aisles of fabric ---
Walls of fabric!
More and more and more fabric!
I can honestly say that I have never seen any place as original as A & E Pharmacy in Pensacola, Florida.
You can pick up your prescription, buy your shampoo and tooth paste, order a new fridge and cook top, pack your trunk full of mardi gras beads, and buy all the quilt fabric and craft supplies your heart desires…all in one place!
Oh, and I found one of those accordion folding aluminum credit card wallets to keep my cards safe from card readers who are supposedly out to steal our numbers unbeknownst to us. ON SALE! Is this a gimmick? Does it work? Is this really a threat? I didn’t care, it was pink and cute and on sale and I was in the mood to spend.
Am I coming home with fabrics? YEP! I bought myself a nice array of neutral fat quarters to add to the stash.
Which brings me to another old post I haven’t mentioned in a while. I posted it on Facebook yesterday at the bequest of another quilter, and I can direct you to it again…she was asking about NEUTRALS and what I like to use and how I discern what is what. Find the answer HERE!
There was some antiquing excitement too, but I’m saving that for tomorrow’s post as it’s feet up in the recliner time after a long day out and about!