I'm sorry I haven't posted much in the last week, I just haven't really felt like writing. First off, I've been in a turkey coma for most of the long weekend. Second off (?), I've done nothing but shop for Christmas presents for four days now.
You would think I could write about that, wouldn't you? However, everyone on my Christmas list BETTER DAMN WELL BE READING MY BLOG, so I really can't talk about my steals and deals without ruining their presents, can I? And if you aren't reading this, you are out of the will. Not that you'll know you're out of it until I am dead, but THEN YOU'LL BE SORRY.
The one shopping tidbit I want to share, nay, am compelled to share pertains to the trip my friend Larue and I took to The Magical Land O' Fabric - SR Harris Fabric Outlet. All I can say is Oh. My. God.
SR Harris does trigger the MN ALERT!, so for those of you outside of the lovely Twin Cities, all you can do is read and drool over the goodness of this outlet. It's like Mecca, if Mecca were a warehouse literally filled from top to bottom with every fabric and trim ever imagined in the fevered brains of cloth makers.
Larue (who is a talented seamstress and designer, check out her Cornelia site) has been shopping here so long she ACTUALLY KNOWS WHERE STUFF IS. Which, given the lack of inventory, staff, or basic organization, is pretty damn impressive. She led me around, showing me where the velvets were, where the fake furs were, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, where the shiny shiny shiny fabrics were.
All I could think was, "Why haven't I been here before? Why has this been hidden from me? Why have I been denied SR Harris for so long?"
And then I recalled my complete lack of skill in the womanly arts. I can't cook, I don't scrapbook, we do not speak of the time my Ma tried to teach me to knit, and I CAN'T SEW. Which defeats the purpose of me shopping at SR Harris.
But if you CAN sew, you must go to this outlet immediately if not sooner if you haven't already which you probably have since you do sew. All fabrics are always 50% off the marked price, so you never have to wait for a sale. Ever. See, I told you it was Mecca.
Shop Of The Day: SR Harris in Brooklyn Park on 8865 Zealand Avenue North. The next time you visit the Twin Cities, and the lakes and the MoA start to get on your very last nerve, check out this fabric outlet instead. Then, go home and brush off your home ec book and start sewing!