Exciting weekend! We went to a small (and very specialized) fabric store this past Saturday: Batiks Galore. http://www.batiksgalore.com/ is their website - check it out! They specialize in batiks, obviously. :)
It's a fabulous place, out in the middle of... well, not nowhere, but on county roads south of our area. We spent lots of time hoping they had signs! (They did). The store is on the owner's ranch, just a little building a little distance from the house. They have a quilt retreat location too, for those who are interested.... They could not have been nicer to us, let us roam, touch, fondle and pull fabrics left and right! And I took pictures of their alpacas (yup, they raise alpacas, too!), but those didn't turn out very well. I admit, I've never been to a quilt store with alpacas... cats? yes. dogs? sure! But alpacas are new for me! There were other beasties out there - a mule (donkey? ugh. I never remember the difference), a couple of horses... but alpaca! Now I have an urge to make an alpaca quilt. Or something. I'll have to think about that.