There’s a giveaway winner, plus I have a couple other things to mention regarding fabric at Target and Ritter Sport chocolate bars.
First up, Kathy D. is the winner of my giveaway! Congrats to Kathy! If that’s you, please check for my email.
I had a Ritter Sport milk chocolate hazelnut bar in my giveaway. I forgot to mention that if you buy five of their chocolate bars you can get a free mug. Also, they have a coupon for $1 off two bars. Visit their Facebook page and click on Promotions for details about the coupon and getting your hands on one of those mugs. I need to get my stuff mailed off so I can get a mug! By the way, I can find Ritter Sport chocolate bars at Target. Sometimes one or two kinds at some of the checkout lanes. Otherwise, check the candy aisle where the fancy candy bars are. [image credit: Ritter Sport]
I mentioned in my giveaway post about Target selling fabric at select locations. There’s only one in the St. Louis area carrying it and last week I headed over there to check it out. I found the fabric in the aisle with the irons and sewing machines. In that store it was in section D. If it had been the store I usually shop at, it would have been in section C.
All of the fabric is pre-cut. There is cotton, canvas and burlap. Above is what I bought. The one yard package of canvas was $9.99. Each fat quarter of cotton was $1.79. There were some items sold out, so I didn’t get to see everything. I really like that orange floral canvas. I’m going to make a tote bag out of it. I didn’t buy the cotton fat quarters for any particular purpose. Mainly to take a closer look. The texture and weight seem just fine. You can go here to find out more about the fabric and which Target locations are carrying it.
I don’t see this as being any kind of threat to local fabric shops. I noticed somebody commenting about that on a social media site. Target is not going to get into the business of selling fabric off the bolt. Having these pre-cuts is just a convenience for their guests.
That’s pretty much it at the moment. I hope you are having a good week. I’ve taken Friday and Monday off from my job to have a four day weekend. Woo hoo! I’m hoping That Man and I will get a chance to ride our bikes. We have mountain bikes. Other than that, I have a couple sewing projects I need to finish up before the end of the month. I’m anxiously waiting on a hold list for Voyager, the third book in the Outlander series. In anticipation of it, I’ve already added it to the In Progress section on my Reading page. Oh, Jamie Fraser. [sigh]
What are you up to? Have any good books to recommend?