Thursday, September 29, 2011


The fiber junkies took a month off our normal 'project/experimenting style of meeting. Instead we did a road trip.....for what else? Shopping....

Our first stop was a fabric outlet just over the border in South Carolina. It's a large warehouse stuffed with bolts, rolls, flat folds, and huge boxes stuffed with smaller cuts of fabric. Think dumpster diving! Prices vary....and you won't find quilters cottons here. Rather, netting, dress woolens, sheers of all types, drapery fabrics are the norm.

Nancy is directing Val not to miss something. I swear Nancy could be a sales person at all the shops we visited....she knows their merchandise better then they do. You can see by this picture how cluttered and full the store is......making shopping feel like a treasure hunt.

This huge box of zippers was at least 4' square and TALL. The zippers were $1.00 each......I brought some home and already have some ideas of how best to utilize them.

The day continued with a visit to Hobby you all may not think that's a big deal...but believe here in the mountains we are Hobby Lobby and JoAnn Fabrics denied.

We were greeted of course by rows and rows of 'stuff'. The Fiber Junkies were in awe....honestly you'd think we never get out!!

We still had plenty of energy so we headed to JoAnne Fabrics.....newly opened in the Spartanburg, SC area. Note the feet are nearly running down this aisle.... Life is good.

1 comment:

Nanette said...

Hi Mary,
I was in that JoAnn's the weekend it opened this June. How far away are you from there? Next time I visit my aunt, maybe we can meet up there.