Lookie what just showed up in my email from Treadle Yard Goods (a fabulous local independently owned fabric store). A little mid-winter escape to the islands - sewing style.
All of us at Treadle are having a little difficulty coping with this long, frigid winter. It's time to fight back. Our weapon of choice? DENIAL! Join us this Saturday, February 26, for a day dedicated to the power of imagination. We will be serving tropical punch and cookies, playing calypso and reggae music and dressing in our summer finery. All fabric and patterns will be discounted 20% and you may take an additional 20% off all sale fabrics. Join us dressed in your best tropical duds ( long underwear optional, but encouraged ) and we will enter your name in a drawing for a $50.00 gift certificate. There will also be a prize for the most outrageous getup (extra points for creative use of coconut shells). Judging will be purely subjective and photos will be posted (with your permission) on our Treadle Flicker page. We hope to see you for fabric fun and camaraderie as we thumb our noses at the weather.
I planned to swing by Treadle Yard Goods anyway as I seriously messed up a project I'm working on and need more of a trim I purchased there a few weeks ago. Keeping my fingers crossed they still have it in stock. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I win that $50 gift certificate.
Besides, it's the closest I'll get to a tropical vacation this year.
Good clean fun AND 20% off fabrics.
Now if I could only find my hula skirt...