Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Am I the last person in the blog-o-sphere to learn that Wal-Mart is discontinuing their fabric departments? A brand new super Wal-Mart opened near us. I purposely went there today to buy groceries, because I also needed to buy some stuff for re-potting house plants. I also wanted to grab an apron pattern I had looked at once, but had elected to wait to buy.
I found one row (left and right) of jumbled craft supplies, plus another row that carried a few sewing machines along with other household appliances. I asked an employee where the fabric department was, they broke the news to me that from now own, no Wal-Mart will be built with a fabric department. They're only going to carry only yarn. And, from the looks of it, they've cut way, way back on their craft supplies as well.
We have a Target store near us, as well as a free-standing Wal-Mart grocery store. Other than grocery prices, I actually prefer Target merchandise to Wal-Mart. To me, half the fun of going to a Wal-Mart was the craft department. I know they didn't carry the best material. But, I could always find something there that I needed. Ah well; I'm sure that if the fabric/craft departments were making money, they'd keep them.
All the same, I'm thinking about appealing to the Wal-Mart Corporation not to get rid of fabric and craft supplies. If anyone else is like minded, maybe we could convince them to keep sewing supplies.
I wasn't feeling the best today, but I'm determined to move forward with my spring cleaning. I decided to do at least one thing a day to help me get towards my goal. At least a few times a week, I want that one thing to be something creative or something that will add to my home's decorative appeal. To that end, I bought a nice ceramic cache pot that will hold a large plant, plus some household potting soil.