I had all intention of standing in the chilly dawn with the hoard of quietly crazy people outside the doors of the Salvation Army Annual Fabric Sale at the Norland Shopping Center in Chambersburg, PA. Only those dedicated to Fabric Frenzy do this, you know!
My friend Willa was supposed to be there with me. Unfortunately on Tues. evening she wasn't answering her phone so I left a message. Early Wed. morning I received an email from her saying that she had been up till 3 a.m. and couldn't be ANYWHERE at 9 a.m.! What about 10? When I called her at 9:30 to see if she was out of bed, she remembered a previous commitment and begged out. Maybe she knows something I don't....
Off I went on my own, knowing that all the good bargains were probably already gone!!! One look at the totally full parking lot almost made me turn around and go home.
I was able to get a fairly close parking spot because some nice person was just pulling out near the front of the building. Then when I got inside, this was the scene! Wall to wall people!!!! There really are loads of tables with fabric on them, you just can't see them for the crowd.
I was able to find a few small items: some yarn for Kami, a few old wooden clothes hangers, some bobbins for my sewing machine and two straw doll hats. No fabric. I was hoping to find a nice old sewing machine in good shape. I keep hoping that a Necchi Supernova from the 60's will show up.
As I was in line to check out, I saw Kathy (Rugs of Mine...in Time) and Joanne (Snippets and Scraps of My Mind) heading for the door. I was going to run up and say "Hi!" but by the time I secured my spot in line, they were halfway down the parking lot. Hope you guys found some great bargains!!!
The fabric sale is open for three more days. There may still be bargains left!
Since I was out on my own, I dawdled back home through the countryside, enjoying the lovely sunny day. These beasts were out enjoying the wind in their fur!