I'm sure for some of you this is nuthin big. I'm also sure for some of my fellow sewists in the local area that you've already been and have enjoyed the wonderfulness of Hobby Lobby. Honestly, I've been meaning to go. It's just if I have to choose between spending "quality time" in a retail store or at home sewing, I'm gonna sew. Okay well y'all knew that!
Anyway, this afternoon I needed to go to Walmart to purchase another lamp like this one:
I tried to buy it online but no go, so back to the Walmart where I'd purchased the first one. Last sewing room set-up I used whatever I had on hand for lighting. This time I wanted the lamps to match not only each other but the shelving units, too. I really want a more cohesive look to the sewing workroom so I'm making more conscious purchasing decisions.
Hobby Lobby is technically across the highway from Walmart, so I decided to go there first. It was a pretty kewl experience...sort of like Michaels but with furniture and home decor items...much better than JoAnns...and way better than WalMarts sewing department. My daughter was with me and we had fun exploring all the different areas of the store.
This is what I came home with...
I'm going to use this to make new curtains and seat cushion covers for the kitchen. And this is the full haul...
The buttons are wall decorations for the sewing workroom and the pink/beige houndstooth is for a straight skirt for me.
My evaluation of Hobby Lobby~
The store was bright and well lit. The sales force was friendly and helpful. There is a deep selection of products, not necessarily fabric that's my kind of fabric ~ way too much calico and fleece for me ~ but it did have a small yet well curated home dec section along with patterns from several of the pattern companies. I will be going back!
Now it's back to loading the fabric on the shelves...
...as always more later!