As the clock strikes 3:00, are you overcome with a strong need for chocolate? Or do you hear the potato chips calling? I have often wondered why I sometimes have food cravings. Surely scientists will tell you that it is a drop in your blood sugar, or emotions or (gasp) hormones!
A clinical professor at Boston University says that I may crave carbs because eating them triggers the release of serotonin, a mood-calming neurotransmitter.
I am sure there is all kinds of scientific studies and data to tell me why I have food cravings. But what scientist has studied the need for fabric?? I know many many blogs talk about going on a fabric diet, squelching your stash, donating orphan and unloved textiles. But I NEED FABRIC! Just coming within a mile of a fabric shop requires a fabric fix. Stroking some fabric sometimes helps to forestall the need. But how long will it last?
Last week we drove 1 1/2 hours to the only fabric shop in range. We walked into the Gardener's Quilt shop in Jackson GA and took deep breaths. It was like getting oxygen when you are lacking it. We wandered from room to room, just taking in all of the fabrics and quilt samples. I knew that I did not NEED any fabric, but there were so many lovely fabrics just begging to be taken home. I found a cute little pattern that makes up into a small project.
And you know how hard it is to find nice pieces of Reproduction fabrics in black prints. And there was a lovely red too.
I was very happy to find some complimentary fabrics to add to my repro collection. (I was good, I promise. I didn't go overboard. Just a little for serotonin).
On the way home, we made a stop just at the GA/FL line. And what should we find, but a new Quilt store (Gone Quiltin at Exit 5) in the shopping center. Of course I had to check it out. They have only been open two months, but it was a very cute store. They had some delicious samples and a nice selection of fabric. But you know sometimes you don't buy fabric when you go to a quilt shop. Sometimes there are other things that draw you in.
I may have to change my banner :-)