Off we went, gabbing a mile a minute, stopping for a Pennsylvania Dutch lunch at the Oregon Dairy, a local restaurant, grocery store, petting zoo, ice cream parlor. Oregon Dairy
Since two of the four of us had never been to Fabric Mart I was trying to lower their expectations about the selection and ambiance of the place. When we walked in the door Sharon was at the cutting counter and she immediately changed the entire tenor of our visit. Yes, the upstairs store sale round tables were a little picked over but guess what, there were rolls of fabric in the basement (the basement, I've never been in the basement!) and the warehouse that were on sale for either $3 or $5 (the silks) a yard. Wish I had taken a picture of our happy faces as we scrambled downstairs and pulled out rolls, ooohing and ahhhing all over the place. Thank you, Sharon, thank you Fabric Mart, you made our day. I was merely going to be the tour guide on this trip and instead I came back with these wonderful finds: (sorry, no pictures of people on a buying frenzy, I was too distracted to whip out my camera)
The ity knits:
the stretch wovens for skirts and sheath dresses:
Ity knit and stretch woven combo:
A fun and delightful trip, although I believe we wore Carel out with the high decibel sewing diva excitement. Oregon Dairy ice cream on the way home made it a perfect day.
After a little more shopping we headed to the theater. I had run up to the TKTs booth first thing that morning and scored our first choice...
which is playing a limited engagement this summer. Funny, light, full of well-known actors, the perfect summer froth. We played stage door groupies at the end of the matinee and got autographs from our two favorites,