I have tried off and on for the last 10 years or so to either buy or start a quilt shop. The first time I even went to the bank but because of the way the shop owner did her taxes she only showed a profit of $6500 for the whole year. No bank is going to make a loan when the business doesn't show enough profit to even make the payments on the loan.
Since then three other shops have either sold or gone out of business at totally the wrong time for me to buy them. Plus there were all those moves we made that would have made it impossible to have a shop.
When we bought this house my girlfriend and I both figured she'd end up living with us at some point in the future. That's just not going to happen for several reasons so now I have an unused room in my house. It's really too small for much more than storage space and too funky for a guest room, especially since there's a nice guest room upstairs. So it's going to be the fabric room.
I have purchased book cases to store the fabrics and I've started buying fabric.
Because of the way blogger works instead of just adding another blog to my list of blogs here I started a wordpress blog for the shop until I can get a proper website built. I'll get the website started after the first of the year.
I hope you all will follow the store and make a purchase once in a while! Let me know on the shop blog if you're looking for something specific and I'll see if I can find it for you!