FABLE (Fabric or Fiber Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy)
With Hancock Fabrics stores now closed, I have a scarcity mentality. I feel l HAVE to buy what I want when I find it. No matter what. Jo-Ann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, or Walmart just doesn’t have the fabrics I love. Those are my local choices now, sorry, only if I’m desperate.
Sorry too, online fabric shops, I need to see and feel the fabric before I buy.
Or it’s my version of FOMO (Fear Of Missed Opportunity)
What can I say…my favorite fabric, 100% handkerchief linen, at 60% off at a store with zero customer service & 900 miles on a road trip. I’m buying. I haven’t visited SR Harris Fabrics in 30 years. It hasn’t changed. If you are easily intimidated by an abundance of choice don’t even bother. You will be overwhelmed.In 30 minutes, I bought chambray blue, cranberry, and navy. Took a chance on linen single knits in charcoal grey and teal. Knowing the hand knitted linen tends to bias (look wonky crooked), I’m a bit worried these might do the same.
That’s a lot of potential summer outfits.
And how could I resist 50% off decorator fabric remnants for my bags. More linen and cotton. It might have taken 30 minutes to find good choices.
Then there was the novelty fabrics I really was looking for…not as successful there. You would think I’d find something worthwhile in 8 long, unorganized, rarely labeled, aisles of novelty prints. 2 hours of hunting these aisle with few good choices.
I feel much stronger than six months ago. I can do this. Really I can.
Happening soon, another opportunity to hunt at another favorite fabric shopping destination in Dallas. But must stick to specific shopping list for here.
- A warm grey lining for custom cross body bag.
- Those novelty prints.
So much for shrinking my existing fabric stash.