Today I had the delightful honor and privilege of working at my friend's quilt shop while she attended a quilt show in Wilmington. Her quilt shop is Cotton Fields in Washington, NC. It's one of my favorite places! Her kitty cats kept me company and I spent the day happily cutting fabrics for 2 clutch purses and 4 quilts. It was a great way to spend my Saturday. Her shop is located next door to the volunteer fire department for our area and at noon, sharp, the noon whistle sounded. I work 20 miles away so I don't get to hear that comforting and trusted sound except on the weekends. I don't know if the noon whistle is a small-town thing, a southern thing, or what. But a part of me hopes it is a tradition that never dies.
Please visit Cotton Fields Quilt Shop to see the lovely fabrics Lori carries in her shop as well as the books, patterns, kits and notions she has available. She has a fabulous assortment of beautiful batiks!