Hancock Fabrics is closing down their entire Michigan region. Stewart Fabrics is closing and my neighborhood Joann's closed in January. What is to become of me and my shopping jones? I like going to the stores and hanging out. I like sitting down at the pattern table and poring over the new designs with friends. I like talking to the ladies who work at these stores. I like meeting new people in the cutting table line when you ask "What are you making?" and they ask the same. Once, I went to Hancock and saw my friend Barb and my friend Mert was working (she knows Barb too) then Rosa came in and we all know her and then someone else we knew came in. Mert said we should all meet at the bar afterwards, I said "this is the bar for me, this is my Woodstock". I heard that sewing is coming back so damn! Why are all the stores closing? Oh and to add insult to injury, all the HP patterns that I just bought 2 days ago are now half off AND I just got my Hancock fabric sales flyer with customer appreciation days. They just don't appreciate us in Michigan. Oh Well.
On a happier note, I just finished my first new HP top. The Butterfly top to be precise. It was so easy, just like the pattern says. I like it, I tried it on with my new brown pants but the top is too full of ease to go with pants that also have a ton of ease. I do like it with jeans.