Friday, October 05, 2007

Gotta Love Half Price Books


Some days you walk into Half Price Books and walk out empty handed. Not this time! I LOVE the Strips and Strings book! What wonderful ideas for our charity group. I wish I had more time for quilting! I paid a whole .75 for the quick quilts magazine!
Did ya' know that Simply Quilts is back on HGTV? Reruns but how nice it is to get that 7 a.m. quilting fix again. I may not love Alex Anderson but I do love my morning fix!
My girlfriend is off in Austin spending my money on fabric and I cannot wait to get it and touch it for myself. We have one quilt shop in our city that has the tone of fabrics I like. Unfortunately the owner is less than perfect and most of my friends refuse to patronize her shop. After many, many months of not going in, I decided to cross the threshold. Well, I shouldn't have bothered. I am extremely put off when noone can be bothered to say hello! The place is only the size of a peanut so it's not like I was lost in a cavernous place. I walked past the owner (in the front of the shop) and she couldn't even say hi. Yes, she was with a customer but hello or a head nod is not rude. I was in the store a full 10 mins before she HAPPENED to walk past me and say hello. URGH! When you add the other rude encounters I've had in the place, I have decided to join the ranks of those that would rather shop on the internet than go into that shop. I can be treated impersonally anywhere. Enough of that!
I'll try to post more of my banners soon. I forgot to take pictures.

7 comments:

tami said...

I just love Half Price Books. I first found them in Seattle and checked them out every time I went. Now each time I travel for work I check the phone book for a Half Price Books and any local quilt shop. Makes being away from home much more fun.

Elaine Adair said...

I LOVE the Strips and Strings - such clever ideas! I had forgotten about Half Price Books .. my own fav is Hamiltonbooks ... oh gosh, I love all the books, all the fabrics, etc.

I am enjoying watching (again) SQ, even though my brain is not yet in gear when it's showing at 6:00 am. A lot of the same ole, same ole, but it's sure better than the same old news!

margil said...

I agree with you on that particular shop, it's only about 1/4 mile from my house, but I still only go there once or twice a year. Have you been to Heirloom Elegance on Kostoryz? Nice people, but limited choices of fabric. She's doing my super-king quilt for me.

Mary said...

The Strips and Strings is one of my favorites. I haven't made anything from it but I love looking at it.

Gail said...

When I worked retail we were REQUIRED to greet each person who entered the shop. Not to pounce on them and pressure a sale, but to acknowledge them and say "let me know if you need anything". What a bad business practice that place has!

Screen Door said...

I made the snowman quilt in the Plentiful possiblilities book. The book doesn't do it justice. Incredibly fun quilt....

atet said...

Ugh -- I HATE shops like the one you described (for a full rant -- go to my blog a few posts back I think I called it "service please"). I'm with you -- I'd rather go online than suffer through bad service!

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