Sunday, June 08, 2014

I've been waiting since September for this place to open --

You know that uncanny radar that some little kids have when it comes to the Golden Arches? I'm that way about this orange sign. When we do drive by one on our travels it's always too early in the morning, or too late at night, or we're in a hurry to get from Point A to Point B. If by some miracle it is the middle of the afternoon and we've got some extra time on our hands, it's Sunday.

So I'm just a little bit thrilled to have one within 30 miles of the house, in a direction I head at least twice a week.  The Albany, Oregon store opened this week and Teenage Daughter and I blissfully drooled our way through almost every single aisle.

I don't know if I was happier to see the yarn selection or the selection of  Sizzix quilting dies... or the dollhouse section....or the exact cross-stitch kits that I've been swooning over online...

Despite all of that, I didn't add any yarn or fabric to my stash this week. I brought home a new frame for my embroidery because the cheap round hoop I've been using was driving me nuts and a package of floss in pale colors that will be perfect for the Garden Party Quilt.  Teenage Daughter bought a paintbrush for her nail art. We will be back and I'm sure we'll both be adding to our stashes, but for this week it was enough fun to just look.

Weekly Stash Report 

Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 4 3/4 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 40 1/2 yards
Net Added for 2014: 35 3/4  yards

Yarn Used this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 2575 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 1500 yards
Net Used for 2014: 1075 yards

I'm linking up to Patchwork Times.


KaHolly said...

I used to love to shop at Hobby Lobby when I visited with my daughter in TX. They always have a 40% coupon in the Sunday paper. But the one near her moved several miles down the hwy., so seldom get there anymore.

ga447 said...

I am so lucky to have a HL 2 miles away. I also have a Michael's and Joann's close to home. Use your 40 coupon - I have it on my phone. I have also ordered from them and I have to say their package and customer service is great. The packer put her name in the package and said hello.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Ours is supposed to open up next month and its only 5 minutes away! Whoop!! Can't wait!!

Terri said...

I, too, remember my first time in one... So happy you have one, too.

Libby in TN said...

The one closest to me has cut back considerably on their fabric but I can usually count on them for Kona solids. I always find myself humming along with the hymn tunes in the background....

Kate said...

We don't have a local quilt shop, so I'd go nuts if we didn't have a Hobby Lobby!


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