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I apparently wasn't supposed to sleep this morning. At least not… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
March 8th, 2007
07:25 am

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I apparently wasn't supposed to sleep this morning. At least not past about 4 am. Bah.

Anyway:

Things I want to remember to do on the way home tonight -

Stop by JoAnn's to look at ribbon. And maybe tassles. Cord?

Stop by the pet store for RO water for the humidifier

Stop by Hancock's to take advantage of the 50% off interfacing. (by the way, does Hancock's ever NOT have fleece on sale?)

Stop by an office supply store to pick up a box of medium binder clips (Holding bias binding in place with binder clips! Hee hee) since smuggling a box out from work isn't ethical. "Tempting... but, no."

I think that's about it....

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From:auroraceleste
Date:March 8th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
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I went looking for tassels for Anthy and the best variety is Hobby Lobby, so if they're not the right ones at Hancocks try there.
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From:solan_t
Date:March 8th, 2007 01:49 pm (UTC)
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I failed to remember to look for them, when I went for the paint. Will add that one to the list of "places to stop by tonight".
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From:auroraceleste
Date:March 8th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
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Hancock's does have some, so I'd go there first and just keep in mind that if the perfect ones aren't there Hobby Lobby would be a second stop.
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From:jimmy_hollaman
Date:March 8th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
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mmmmmmmmmmmm tassels.... oh wait its not that type... bummer 8^)

any ways check also walmart. They have been doing a sh*t load of weird decorating things in the craft section. You might find some thing that will work there....
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From:solan_t
Date:March 8th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
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They have been doing a sh*t load of weird decorating things in the craft section

To replace the fabric, maybe. :p But I will give that a try if the others fall through (it's the farthest away).
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From:clevermanka
Date:March 8th, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
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does Hancock's ever NOT have fleece on sale?

And yet they never run out. It's depressing.

I would recommend Tuesday Morning for tassel hunting. It's hit or miss, but when it's a hit, it's a damn good hit.
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From:solan_t
Date:March 8th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
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Ooo, I haven't been in Tuesday Morning in ages. I will have to give that a try (as I recall, their 'open' times are a tad eccentric).
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From:clevermanka
Date:March 8th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
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Happy hunting!
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From:darkgaze2002
Date:March 8th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
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Wal-mart does not have tassles, well, not all that good ones and 'specially not Anthy Tassles- I'm making an Utena school uniform/dueling uniform for a friend of mine and a TV-based Rose Bride dress for me to wear to a local anime convention next month,heheheh if I play my cards right, I'll have a Touga AND Saiongi!!!hehehe!!

As for Hancock fabrics and fleece, they are losing so much money every week on fleece sales that I have heard some depressing stuff. They put the fleece on sale this year early because last year Jo-Ann but their fleece on sale x weekend so this year Hancock's put theirs on sale the weekend before, and then Jo-Ann didn't put any fleece sales out at all for a whole month. And now they won't take it off of sale for stupid reasons. They won't even raise the costs of the non-sale price so that they still make money off of it. It gets worse in the summer cause people stop making as many blankets so they push the sale further down to attract more poeple.
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From:solan_t
Date:March 8th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
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Maybe there just aren't many people buying the fleece? Gotta wonder why they bother having a non-sale price. :p


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From:darkgaze2002
Date:March 9th, 2007 07:49 am (UTC)
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no, sadly, people are buying fleece like it is a life line. I had one woman make thirty blankets for yule for everyone she knew, and forgot to make herself one and she came in to picked something she liked. But if you calculate how much fleece she bought and the costs... staggering!
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From:clevermanka
Date:March 8th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
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As for Hancock fabrics and fleece, they are losing so much money every week on fleece sales that I have heard some depressing stuff.

So why do they keep stocking mountains of it? I realize the department managers themselves have little say about what gets ordered and shipped to the individual stores, but what is corporate thinking? That stuff is so annoying and takes up so much room that could be used to stock nice fabric that people would want to buy. I look at the fleece tables (and tables and tables) with great resentment every time I walk in the store.

I don't get it... *sigh*
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From:darkgaze2002
Date:March 9th, 2007 07:38 am (UTC)
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yeah, I don't either. Sadly, five years ago, the store was doing great. It was making money and had paid off all debts. I'm not sure why, but management changed hands, the new guy hired ad people to kick it up a notch and ended up putting the company in debt again. Not the brightest move. Then fleece came around and someone made the no-sew blanket idea and the least crafty person could make a blanket. Now they are trying to appeal to the largest number of shoppers possible by selling furnature and fleece and beads and lamps and paintings and crap and as an after thought, fabric. It's true they can probably make more money off deco fabric than fashion fabric, but honestly, they don't need to sell the furnature too. ANd the fleece could be seasonal. and what ever amount of money they spent on the new card program could have gone to paying the employees a decent, living wage. I have so much angst right now with that company.....
From:starstraf
Date:March 8th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
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I also woke up at 4am - took me about an hour to get back to sleep
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