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Post by Edna Pear » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 06:31:36



Kate, you mentioned a quilt shop in Foley, Alabama.  I did a google search
and found a "Lacy's Quilt Studio" on Highway 59.  Today my SO and I were
going to shop at the "cheese hippies" in Elberta, so we looked for Lacy's
and learned that she had closed.

So don't plan on visiting there the next time you're over this way.  But do
count me in for a local meet the next time you're over this way.

We used to have a really good quilt shop here in Fairhope.  It was what got
me interested in quilting in the first place.  But they closed, too.  Grrrr.

 
 
 

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Post by Kate » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 19:26:16


Hey Edna Pearl

Well I'll be darned and I was thinking of going to Lacy's later this
month.

Is there one further down 59 and off on a county road.  I remember in
2006 I found one way out in the boonies.  It was in the bottom part of
a house setting out all by itself.  Had great fabric and the lady
running it was extremely helpful.

I never found one in Fairhope, wish I had.  Sounds like  you are out
of LQS just like I am.

I might be coming over to Alabama in the next couple weeks.  I'll know
more next week.

Kate T.  South Mississippi

 
 
 

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Post by Edna Pear » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 01:12:41


If you do find a home business in Foley, by all means let me in on the
secret.  I heard that the lady who had the Fairhope shop is trying to keep
her group and some of her business going out of her home in Daphne.  It
seems that's the only way a needle arts business can beat the overhead costs
these days.

Speaking of which, when I was thinking about basting with pins the other
day, I was wondering where I could buy more safety pins now that our local
Al's 5&10 store had closed.  Al's was within bicycling distance, and was a
reliable source of spool thread and Coats embroidery floss (though not DMC),
basic notions, a few creative supplies like felt and crewel patterns and
foam core -- as well as fish for the aquarium.

In addition, I'm used to there being a quilt shop and/or a fancy needlework
shop here in town, within two miles (I live on the outskirts of town in what
used to be "the country" but is now surrounded by subdivisions and a few
fallow fields.)  I didn't realize until Al's closed that *all* these local
needlework shops are also closed, and that the closest place I can buy a
darn fool safety pin is Wal-Mart, which is two miles away, and I don't do
business with Wal-Mart, so I have to drive eight miles to Hobby Lobby to buy
a safety pin.  (Wal-Mart is the only place we can get aquarium fish without
driving 30-60 miles into the city of Mobile.)

That's just wrong . . . .


Quote:
> Hey Edna Pearl

> Well I'll be darned and I was thinking of going to Lacy's later this
> month.

> Is there one further down 59 and off on a county road.  I remember in
> 2006 I found one way out in the boonies.  It was in the bottom part of
> a house setting out all by itself.  Had great fabric and the lady
> running it was extremely helpful.

> I never found one in Fairhope, wish I had.  Sounds like  you are out
> of LQS just like I am.

> I might be coming over to Alabama in the next couple weeks.  I'll know
> more next week.

> Kate T.  South Mississippi

 
 
 

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Post by Robert » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 01:57:26


Try here:
http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item--i-CQ-170
Roberta in D

On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 11:12:41 -0500, "Edna Pearl"

Quote:

>If you do find a home business in Foley, by all means let me in on the
>secret.  I heard that the lady who had the Fairhope shop is trying to keep
>her group and some of her business going out of her home in Daphne.  It
>seems that's the only way a needle arts business can beat the overhead costs
>these days.

>Speaking of which, when I was thinking about basting with pins the other
>day, I was wondering where I could buy more safety pins now that our local
>Al's 5&10 store had closed.  Al's was within bicycling distance, and was a
>reliable source of spool thread and Coats embroidery floss (though not DMC),
>basic notions, a few creative supplies like felt and crewel patterns and
>foam core -- as well as fish for the aquarium.

>In addition, I'm used to there being a quilt shop and/or a fancy needlework
>shop here in town, within two miles (I live on the outskirts of town in what
>used to be "the country" but is now surrounded by subdivisions and a few
>fallow fields.)  I didn't realize until Al's closed that *all* these local
>needlework shops are also closed, and that the closest place I can buy a
>darn fool safety pin is Wal-Mart, which is two miles away, and I don't do
>business with Wal-Mart, so I have to drive eight miles to Hobby Lobby to buy
>a safety pin.  (Wal-Mart is the only place we can get aquarium fish without
>driving 30-60 miles into the city of Mobile.)

>That's just wrong . . . .



>> Hey Edna Pearl

>> Well I'll be darned and I was thinking of going to Lacy's later this
>> month.

>> Is there one further down 59 and off on a county road.  I remember in
>> 2006 I found one way out in the boonies.  It was in the bottom part of
>> a house setting out all by itself.  Had great fabric and the lady
>> running it was extremely helpful.

>> I never found one in Fairhope, wish I had.  Sounds like  you are out
>> of LQS just like I am.

>> I might be coming over to Alabama in the next couple weeks.  I'll know
>> more next week.

>> Kate T.  South Mississippi

 
 
 

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Post by Edna Pear » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 03:22:26


Sure, I can buy safety pins over the Internet.  You can probably buy a
blonde-haired, blue-eyed, Cambodian donkey over the Internet.  But I am
surprised and rather saddened that I can't buy a simple safety pin in my own
home town anymore.  And there are plenty of times when it's less convenient
to order over the Internet and wait a couple of days for delivery than it is
to drop what I'm doing and drive to the nearest store.  And it's so nice to
browse a good needlework store.  In fact, the Internet is probably part of
the competition that makes it hard for small needlework shops to survive,
along with big box stores like Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby.


Quote:
> Try here:
> http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item--i-CQ-170
> Roberta in D

> On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 11:12:41 -0500, "Edna Pearl"

>>If you do find a home business in Foley, by all means let me in on the
>>secret.  I heard that the lady who had the Fairhope shop is trying to keep
>>her group and some of her business going out of her home in Daphne.  It
>>seems that's the only way a needle arts business can beat the overhead
>>costs
>>these days.

>>Speaking of which, when I was thinking about basting with pins the other
>>day, I was wondering where I could buy more safety pins now that our local
>>Al's 5&10 store had closed.  Al's was within bicycling distance, and was a
>>reliable source of spool thread and Coats embroidery floss (though not
>>DMC),
>>basic notions, a few creative supplies like felt and crewel patterns and
>>foam core -- as well as fish for the aquarium.

>>In addition, I'm used to there being a quilt shop and/or a fancy
>>needlework
>>shop here in town, within two miles (I live on the outskirts of town in
>>what
>>used to be "the country" but is now surrounded by subdivisions and a few
>>fallow fields.)  I didn't realize until Al's closed that *all* these local
>>needlework shops are also closed, and that the closest place I can buy a
>>darn fool safety pin is Wal-Mart, which is two miles away, and I don't do
>>business with Wal-Mart, so I have to drive eight miles to Hobby Lobby to
>>buy
>>a safety pin.  (Wal-Mart is the only place we can get aquarium fish
>>without
>>driving 30-60 miles into the city of Mobile.)

>>That's just wrong . . . .



>>> Hey Edna Pearl

>>> Well I'll be darned and I was thinking of going to Lacy's later this
>>> month.

>>> Is there one further down 59 and off on a county road.  I remember in
>>> 2006 I found one way out in the boonies.  It was in the bottom part of
>>> a house setting out all by itself.  Had great fabric and the lady
>>> running it was extremely helpful.

>>> I never found one in Fairhope, wish I had.  Sounds like  you are out
>>> of LQS just like I am.

>>> I might be coming over to Alabama in the next couple weeks.  I'll know
>>> more next week.

>>> Kate T.  South Mississippi

 
 
 

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Post by Robert » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 17:04:32


Well, the rot is everywhere. I live outside Munich, one of the best
shopping cities IME, yet it's hard to find 1" brass safety pins! And
we even have a couple of quilt stores. They're selling cheaper steel
pins.
Roberta in D

On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 13:22:26 -0500, "Edna Pearl"

Quote:

>Sure, I can buy safety pins over the Internet.  You can probably buy a
>blonde-haired, blue-eyed, Cambodian donkey over the Internet.  But I am
>surprised and rather saddened that I can't buy a simple safety pin in my own
>home town anymore.  And there are plenty of times when it's less convenient
>to order over the Internet and wait a couple of days for delivery than it is
>to drop what I'm doing and drive to the nearest store.  And it's so nice to
>browse a good needlework store.  In fact, the Internet is probably part of
>the competition that makes it hard for small needlework shops to survive,
>along with big box stores like Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby.



>> Try here:
>> http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item--i-CQ-170
>> Roberta in D

>> On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 11:12:41 -0500, "Edna Pearl"

>>>If you do find a home business in Foley, by all means let me in on the
>>>secret.  I heard that the lady who had the Fairhope shop is trying to keep
>>>her group and some of her business going out of her home in Daphne.  It
>>>seems that's the only way a needle arts business can beat the overhead
>>>costs
>>>these days.

>>>Speaking of which, when I was thinking about basting with pins the other
>>>day, I was wondering where I could buy more safety pins now that our local
>>>Al's 5&10 store had closed.  Al's was within bicycling distance, and was a
>>>reliable source of spool thread and Coats embroidery floss (though not
>>>DMC),
>>>basic notions, a few creative supplies like felt and crewel patterns and
>>>foam core -- as well as fish for the aquarium.

>>>In addition, I'm used to there being a quilt shop and/or a fancy
>>>needlework
>>>shop here in town, within two miles (I live on the outskirts of town in
>>>what
>>>used to be "the country" but is now surrounded by subdivisions and a few
>>>fallow fields.)  I didn't realize until Al's closed that *all* these local
>>>needlework shops are also closed, and that the closest place I can buy a
>>>darn fool safety pin is Wal-Mart, which is two miles away, and I don't do
>>>business with Wal-Mart, so I have to drive eight miles to Hobby Lobby to
>>>buy
>>>a safety pin.  (Wal-Mart is the only place we can get aquarium fish
>>>without
>>>driving 30-60 miles into the city of Mobile.)

>>>That's just wrong . . . .



>>>> Hey Edna Pearl

>>>> Well I'll be darned and I was thinking of going to Lacy's later this
>>>> month.

>>>> Is there one further down 59 and off on a county road.  I remember in
>>>> 2006 I found one way out in the boonies.  It was in the bottom part of
>>>> a house setting out all by itself.  Had great fabric and the lady
>>>> running it was extremely helpful.

>>>> I never found one in Fairhope, wish I had.  Sounds like  you are out
>>>> of LQS just like I am.

>>>> I might be coming over to Alabama in the next couple weeks.  I'll know
>>>> more next week.

>>>> Kate T.  South Mississippi