Winner and Two Things

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?

 

6 Comments on Winner and Two Things

  1. Susan
    April 25, 2014 at 12:03 pm (5 months ago)

    Two books I have read recently and would recommend are, “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver; and “I’d Rather Be Laughing” by Marilyn Meberg.

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  2. Brenda
    April 25, 2014 at 11:42 am (5 months ago)

    I’ve worked my way through the entire Outlander series to date, courtesy of my public library system. Nine or ten so far, I think. The problem with a series like this is you get to the end of what’s available and then have to wait . . . and wait . . . and wait for the next one to come out.

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  3. Brenda
    April 25, 2014 at 11:42 am (5 months ago)

    I’ve worked my way through the entire Outlander series to date, courtesy of my public library system. Nine or ten so far, I think. The problem with a series like this is you get to the end of what’s available and then have to wait . . . and wait . . . and wait for the next one to come out.

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  4. Susan
    April 25, 2014 at 12:41 am (5 months ago)

    I like that green fabric from Target, particularly. Ours close by is not selling it. In fact, I think I looked it up on the Target site, and the closest one that is might be in Atlanta – some place too far to run to quickly, anyway! Reading, I am really enjoying C. S. Harris’ St. Cyr series. I have three to go and then I’ll be hanging out waiting for more. =)
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  5. Susan in OK
    April 24, 2014 at 6:27 pm (5 months ago)

    Thanks again for your posts. I checked out Targets’s fabric selections AND there are not stores in OK carrying fabric yet. Maybe that will change. We and my home state of WV always seem to be on the back end of things – lol. I haven’t been reading much lately – just stuff related to grief. Last week I bought a got an email about Blood Moons – a book about how the eclipses fit into the Christian calendar and it asks the question if the eclipses are one of God’s signs to us? I bought a second copy today. My sister-in-law had extensive shoulder/arm surgery Monday and I got it as a get-well present for her. Oh, yeah, she is a pastor. I don’t know that it would be on everyone’s reading list. I find it interesting. Biltz, the author, even goes into Hebrew in the part I’ve read so far. Glad you love to read. I’m thrilled you are going to have a long weekend. Enjoy the spring weather.

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  6. Karon
    April 24, 2014 at 6:15 pm (5 months ago)

    I read the Outlander series several years ago – they are awesome stories! Very hard to stop reading and get on with the other stuff. Enjoy your long weekend!

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