How crazy do you have to be to sit outside a quilt shop for 24 hours waiting for it to re-open? At first I thought the one in the sleeping bag might be a wondering homeless drunk....but no....she actually just resting.
Just as I suspected...there was a line of ladies camping out at the Quilt Foundry on Sunday. I drove to Maumee in an un-marked vehicle and staked out the Quilt Foundry early Sunday morning. I was able to rent a room across the street in a small house for the day. Luckily there was a young gullible family who lives there and they bought my story about doing some
undercover underquilt work.
The line wrapped around the building by 3:00 PM on Sunday. It was nice to see those gals inviting another quilter to play cards with them. I guess these cut-throat shoppers have a kind streak in them.
Can you imagine sleeping on the ground on a cold Ohio Street? Me either!!
The Maumee River is just down the street and I guess these gals came prepared for anything....including the possibility of rising water. Now that is what I call prepared!
I came out of the bathroom and all I could see were faces pressed up against the window of the shop. I had previously heard chanting, "Open, Open, Open." My only guess is that Lisa promised everyone who came a Jumbo Bag of M & M's. Why else on GGE would anyone go to this length to get some sale fabrics and notions?
Before anyone could see me, I snuck back out the bathroom window and got in the line. Those ladies rushed the doors and I laid on the street for at least 30 minutes before I could manage to stand up and drag myself into the shop.
Once inside, I noticed Lisa had received a lovely bouquet of flowers. I tried to take them from the delivery person and say I would give them to the owner......but a gal who works there caught me.....I backed off for a bit.
I snuck into the other room with all the sale notions and who did I see? Mrs. Rosemary seems to turn up everywhere. From now on, I'm going to have everyone hunt for Waldo, I mean Mrs Rosemary in the posts!!
When the cash register opened for the first time and I witnessed Lisa getting her first dollar....I saw fire....before I knew it I leapt over the counter and grabbed that dollar. We had a good fight for that dollar bill I'm telling ya.
If you have believed any of this story, other than the part of Lisa Spalding's Quilt Foundry Opening on Monday morning at 10:00.....then I have lots of property in Florida I'd like to talk with you about. Please phone me immediately at 1-800-URN-UTS :)
Laughing Out Loud with Smiles,