Behold, the spoils:
Okay. I've said it before: I love this shop, and in case you need convincing, I took some photos! Looking them over, I find myself wishing I could board a plane to PDX today just to be among the bolts.
I love that the shop is organized and uncluttered! There seems to be a gene shared by most fabric store owners which compels them to amass great piles of junk and present them as though they were salable. Pam and Marie don't seem to carry that gene, and it makes for a most pleasant and inspiring visit.
If you keep up with my blog you know that much of my sewing in the past year has been for Owlette and not for the heck of it. Well, sometimes it is enough just to shop for fabric. I actually bought exclusively for my personal stash at Cool Cottons, which hasn't happened in many months.
When my mom and I arrived in Nashville, our first order of business (before eating dinner, naturally) was to show my dad our new fabric. My mom joked that now her stash really was too big, to which my dad replied, "Well if it's nice fabric that you like, there's no such thing as too much." Correct!!
Pictured below is the cutting area, and to the left under the window you'll find tons and tons of shot cottons, including stripes!
I am not certain but I believe Cool Cottons stocks nearly every solid shot cotton there is--at least enough to where you won't miss the ones they don't carry.
If you can't tell, this is my Happy Place. Cool Cottons, you're the best!