My favorite neighborhood fabric store, Mill End Textiles, closed down earlier this year. I was devastated. Decided I'd have to make more pilgrimages to SR Harris, for the kind of good apparel fabric and discount designer cotton that I loved Mill End for. But SR Harris is an hour's drive away, which is decidedly inconvenient for squeezing in trips to when one is watching the clock between school bus drop offs and pick ups.
Then today, this arrived in my email inbox:
Burnsville is about 10 minutes away.
I tried not to froth at the mouth too much.
Now, that's even closer than the nearest JoAnn.
But not as close as the new Twin Cities Outlet Mall that's just opened 5 minutes away.
Where I can go shopping for clothes and stuff so that I don't have to buy fabric to sew them!
Which would leave me all sorts of time to sew stuff I really like!
For which I can go shopping at the new SR Harris!
Dressed in the RTW clothes I bought at the Outlet Mall!
That I didn't have to sew!
I'll stop gloating now.
And get back to the point of this post:
South-of-the-River Minnesotan sewing comrades, start saving your money -
there is fabric to buy and a brand new store to conquer.