Malden Mills History news report Like so many other textile manufacturers in the US, cheap overseas competition has cut into their business strongly. They are still the highest quality manufacturer in their field with an amazing and admirable collection of technical fabrics. But their limited line of fabric means that much of the fabrics and designs I liked are no longer available to retail fabric buyers. G Street Fabrics used to have "less than a yard" leftover cuts, most likely from clothing manufacturing. Look at outdoor wear catalogs these days and very few of the items are genuine Polarfleece. Oh well, it's a global economy, I know, but I sure miss the choices I used to have. When I made a tied fleece quilt for a friend's son who is an avid Boston Red Sox baseball fan, I hated the thin fleece I had to buy from Joann's just to get the licensed design. I used up more of that Polarfleece collection by backing it with a thin Polarfleece 100 to give it substance and endurance.
It was a gorgeous sunny day here, unlike the nightmare weather in Europe and other parts of the US. If you are reading this post from one of those areas, I hope you are keeping safe and warm in such treacherous conditions.
Mr. Lucky and I rented kayaks and cruised the estuaries near the Gulf of Mexico, spotting birds (even a bald eagle), fish and then this surprise among the mangrove groves: