I'm one of those customers.
You know, there in the car waiting till the door is unlocked.
So, bright and early--er, sort of...
(well, it doesn't open till 10 am--if it had opened at 7 am, I probably
would've been there "bright and early".)
I walked into the quilt shop, coffee in hand.
Knowing better, I set my coffee on the top of a shelf
of a beautiful display of reds and went to work.
(you know where this is going, don't you?)
Yes, normally I would set my coffee on the floor,
being respectful of the fabric around me. I had no way
of knowing that display boards can randomly jump out
from top shelves and attack customers, thus creating a
domino effect down the top shelf and eventually hitting
my cup of coffee that I had at least set way out of the
way--or so I thought. After all of this had unfolded in
sloooow motion, I pretty much just wanted to crawl
hole bolt. But, the employee rounded the corner
just then, put two-and-two together and insisted it was
not my fault. The board should have been tacked down.
They don't like "divers" in their shop, she said.
(So, there's even a name for this agressive species!)
Well, very little fabric was damaged. And I even offered
to buy that peice. I know--highly considerate of me to
offer to buy some fabric!
(why, yes I did make sure I liked it before offering...)
Here's the culprit--sitting atop more fabric.
I guess you could say this is his "mug" shot.
Random: Like the cozy? Made it from an old favorite
sweater last year--get lots of compliments on that.
Well, the good news is that I have my red that I was after
and I can get right to work on finishing A Very Merry.
Even with all that had happened, the shop employee was
super-helpful and I think what I have will work beautifully.
Meanwhile back at home....
My boys were having a little fun of their own.
Meet Fezziwig, our "cockatiel from heaven".
(seriously, he just appeared on our front porch one day and we couldn't leave him there.
I don't even like animals in my house! And yet, I have a cat, a bird, some fish, a turtle...
At least the chickens are outside!! Now, where was I?)
The boys got him out for a "stretch of the wings" and look
where he hopped up onto? The cat's food dish.
This picture just appeared on my camera.
Good to know my boys have a thriving sense of humor...