Sunday, April 15, 2007

I Did My Part to Save Hancock's


I kept hearing about all the Hancock Fabric stores that were closing across the country and had a moment of panic! There is a Hancock store about 5 miles from my house and I purchase a lot of backing fabrics and notions there. It is my "ace in the hole". Well, I made a quick run to check it out yesterday and was reassured by a clerk that they were not closing and were, in fact, doing quite well, thank you very much. Phew! Glad to hear it. Well, to do my part to keep the store "doing quite well", I purchased the backing fabric for my Chocolates & Cherries string quilt, these lovely "spring-ish" FQs for doll quilts, some Kona Snow for embroidery, a new chalk marker, and a water-soluble marking pen. I ONLY did this to keep Hancock Fabrics afloat, you understand. Swamp land, anyone?
Also, yesterday while browsing my fave quilt blogs, I saw my name and blog mentioned on Patti's blog for the Thinking Blogger award. Wow, what an amazing thing! I was flabbergasted. Patti is one of my quilting idols!!!! Thank you, Patti, for such a day-brightener. I think that I am supposed to follow suit and list 5 more inspirational blogs. But I think rather than list individual blogs for fear of leaving someone out, I will just say that I nominate all the bloggers who stop by my blog and leave comments. YOU are my inspiration to keep blogging! It is just so fun to see what y'all have to say about my projects or suggestions you leave for my quandries or just feeling your friendship--all the way from the US to Canada to Europe to South Africa to Australia! When I started this blogging adventure almost a year ago, I had no idea the riches it would bring me.
Spring is trying desperately to return to KC today. It is sunny, 50 degrees with just a light breeze. The birds are singing so loudly that both cats' ears are in permanent upright position. And today my company will be served barbecue from their favorite BBQ restaurant in the area so the only cooking I'll be doing is a pot of baked beans. Hope your weekend is sweet.

15 comments:

Karen said...

Awwwww that's so nice of you to be thinking of Hancock's. Excellent purchases, by the way :-).

Patti said...

Hee, hee . . . I think you did your part. Unfortunately I'm doing my part also - I really should take the "no buy" symbol off my blog. I've not admitted to anyone what came in the mail for me this week, and what's due to come next week!

Leigh said...

I think you should be rewarded for doing a good deed for the day. Maybe you could buy yourself some fabric as a reward. HeHe
Love the fabrics, especially the backing.

Finn said...

Hi Vera, so happy to hear that you are keeping the fabric ships afloat! Really is critical that we all do our part.
Congratulation on your 'tag', I wholeheartedly second the motion!

Love your broken dishes, I'm sure the new parents will also. Can hardly wait to see doll quilts you dream up. Hugs, Finn

The Calico Cat said...

I had the same response at my Hancock's.

ruth said...

Nice to see you acting so unselfishly in another's best interest. I'm sure Hancock's is thankful :)

Libby said...

Good job - we all have to do our part to keep the economy going *s* I'm afraid I haven't helped Hancock's much - they are just in a part of town that I never venture into.

Pilar said...

I realize of which you felt to the knowledge that the stores Hancock did not close, I also I buy in them but through Internet. For my the inspiration you, the Americans give us to it, through all those events that organizais and that us mostrais to the rest of the world. A greeting. Pilar from Spain.

Tazzie said...

I understand completely ... your purchase was purely for reasons of 'keeping the economy ticking along'. Completely reasonable and sane motives *big grin*
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

atet said...

Hancock's is lucky to have you. Wish I had similar excuses...um, make that reasons, for my latest buying sprees.

Dawn said...

Ahhhh - I"m glad you keep them in business! I think I'll keep Paducah in business next week!

ForestJane said...

I really have been thinking about where I'm going to do my fabric shopping if both Hancocks AND Walmart stop selling fabric. Walmart I use mostly for backing, but they do have some name brand fabrics that aren't junk - you just have to stay away from that $1 table!

tami said...

So unselfish of you thinking only of others. I am so proud you are doing your part.
BBQ! Yumm.

Greenmare said...

Good job you!
I had to tell you how pretty your broken dishes quilt is also!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

I asked one of our Hancocks clerks if they were okay as well, she said yes too! whoopee, I hope they are right. It does look like our shop does a good business as well, I do my part too!