While wandering aimlessly through my local Walmart in a valiant search for the correct hepa-filter for my vacuum, I became overwhelmed by the numerous sizes, shapes, aromas and prices so I went to check out the craft department. About 2 years ago all the area WalMarts began "phasing-out" their fabric and craft departments and revamped them into a single isle that sold popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners. Over the past year the WalMart 15 miles north of me ( yes, that is considered "local" around here) brought back it's fabric by-the-bolt and tonight, yes tonight I saw THEM again for the first time. By them I mean DMC floss! I also saw a few off-brand packages of aida and some prefinished aida items. OK, it's not the return of the local needlework shop that disappeared 8 years ago, but it's a step in the right direction. At every WalMart in the area (there are 4 within decent driving range) I always make a stop at the customer service desk and mention how much I miss the fabric and craft department, the bolts of fabric and the DMC floss. Well, someone was listening in Wilmington Ohio!
Craft on my friends......................................
Evening dress ca. 1930From Whitaker Auctions
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