In a January of the past, I married my “Old Guy”. Our wedding day had a high temperature of 20 degrees below zero (yes, below) and that was in the St. Louis area. Cold. Really cold. We always laughed that it would be a cold day in hell before we would get married and it was, so we went through with it. That statement still makes me laugh.
Cold Hands, Warm Heart!
Picturesque, but bitter cold!
Through those 40+ years between then and now, we have both become older and supposedly wiser. My Old Guy is now a bit larger, has grey in his hair and is owning the thought that “Old Guys Rule”. A couple of years ago, I discovered a fabric on one of our car trips that spoke to me for him. OMG. I couldn’t believe it. The purchase was made for my Old Guy’s pillow bag as we traveled on all those car trips including Route 66. It was perfect.
It wasn’t long after that at another quilt shop somewhere in America, I ran across the car fabric part of the Old Guys Rule fabric collection by Robert Kaufman. Is it a coincidence or what that the car fabric comes in blue and red and our Trans Am is blue and our Bel Air is red?! It was meant to be. Pillows spoke to me for that fabric. They can be traveling pillows when we travel in either car and when not traveling, they decorate the bench in the Old Guy’s garage.
As the Old Guys fabric saga continued, I found more of my now new friend Robert Kaufman’s fabric line in yet another shop. I then determined that my Old Guy needed a pillowcase to now complement his pillow bag and travel pillows.
Just when I thought I’d seen the last of that line of fabric, I recently found more while doing some Christmas shopping, and decided that my Old Guy needed some shoe bags to complete his travel ensemble. Done with denim, they are guy worthy and keep packed clothes clean. Thank you, Robert.
Now I find out that I clearly am not the only person buying from Robert Kaufman since another design in that collection is due to come out next month. Go Robert Go! Whether your Old Guy is into cars (like mine), barbecue time, fishing, horses, old trucks or Americana, fabric can touch an emotion or hobby whether you are female or male, young or old. What is very clear though is that MY Old Guy will again be getting something else.
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