For a few weeks now, I've been seeing Hobby Lobby clearance hauls on Youtube. I'd looked at our local store, but there was nothing I needed. Then the needlework finds started to pop up on Facebook stitching groups. I stopped at the Albany store on my birthday, but nothing was marked down. Later that afternoon, we stopped at the Salem store.
Those kittens in the top row? I almost bought them with a 40% off coupon back in December and now I'm very glad I didn't. Those kits were all 75% off. The stamped quilt in the lower right hand corner was $3.25. And there were soooo many other kits that I didn't pick because I was trying to exercise some self discipline (and I didn't absolutely adore them -- if they'd made my heart go pitty pat they would be in the above picture because if the needlework kits are 75% off and I've got birthday money to spend, it's not the time to be overly careful about purchases.)
I found cheap scissors to tuck into my project bags and cute dish towels with blank spaces to embroider. I'm still deciding whether to stitch on those or just use them the way they are. That red alligator print thing is a magnetic pattern holder.
The canvas tote bag wasn't on clearance but I had a coupon and I absolutely love it.
From what I'm seeing on the stitching groups, different stores are marking things down at different times. No one, including the employees I asked, seems to know if they're doing away with the cross stitch or making room for new stuff.