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Share Your World Week 47

I just discovered this awesome blog of Cee’s http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/share-your-world-introduction/  and thought I’d add in my two cents on a weekly basis.  Having just come across this Share Your World concept, I’m beginning in Week #47.

  1. Would you accept $10,000 to shave your head and continue your normal activities without a hat or wig while not explaining the reason for your haircut?     Yes, I would absolutely shave my head.  Not so much for the money, but because I’m curious as to how it would grow back in.  I’m nutsy enough that no one would probably think it THAT odd of me.
  2. Which of the following restrictions could you best tolerate:  leaving your country permanently, or never leaving the state or area in which you live now?  I could not leave my country (USA) permanently.  As much as I dislike New York State, I could live with never leaving it, since it’s where I grew up.  It’s my home.
  3. If you had to spend one weekend alone in a single store but could remove nothing, which store would you pick?  Probably a sporting goods store like Gander Mountain.  I’m not a huge sports fan, so this store would hold very little that was tempting to me.  Yet it would hold some interesting things to ponder and look at while I was there.
  4. If you could have a servant come to your house every day for one hour, what would you have them do?   I’d have them clean all the things that I can’t reach, or my least favorite cleaning jobs like dusting and cleaning the kitchen. 

Quality Quilting ~

I’m always on the lookout for new quilt shops, quilt shows and anything quilting in our area.  This little shop got by my radar until this morning.  My husband kept telling me that he knew of this place, in the middle of nowhere about 10 miles from our home, and he said they had nice quilt fabric and selection etc.  What do guys (in general) know about quilting?  Anyway, I let him take me there this morning, and I was not sorry I did!

Spring Lake Fabrics’ Welcoming Committee!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Lake Fabrics (http://www.springlakefabrics.com/) is a quaint fabric/home goods shop that, like I said, is in the middle of nowhere U.S.A.  It is an unassuming Mennonite fabric store plopped down in the center of the most remote farm country, surrounded by cows and crop fields.  One of the things I like most about it is that it is small, yet not “crammed”.  With my arthritic knees and back issues, I absolutely hate the warehouse size of the local JoAnn Fabrics, and even Hobby Lobby is a good-size distance from the doors to the fabric department.  Spring Lake Fabrics has everything and more that the average quilter and/or sewer could need all in a neat package.

 

Spring Lake Fabrics sign. Don’t miss it!

As I’ve seen with other Mennonite fabric/quilt shops, their selections of fabrics are incredible and their prices rival JoAnn’s or any other local or online store ($6.99-$9.95 per yard).  And they have sales galore.  Additionally, they have all kinds of fabrics, not just quilting or cotton.  But include upholstery, drapery, laces, furs as well as pre-made panels for pillows, baby quilts and the like.  They literally have everything and in good supply.  Did I mention “accessories” like ribbons, trims, buttons like you’ve never seen before?

 In addition to fabric in their “fabric section” of their store, they have children’s toys, a selection of children’s/infants clothing, books, DVDs, movies, socks and hats.  Most of their goods are geared toward Christian buyers (books, movies etc).  Their toys are “simple” in nature, taking you back to the “olden days”.

A colorful aisle of fabrics at Spring Lake Fabric store, Savannah, NY

 

Then there’s a doorway that leads into their home goods section, kind of a small grocery store.  They have a myriad of foods, some pre-packaged, some bulk packaged.  You’ll meander up and down the 5-6 aisles of interesting foods, seasonings, jams, jellies, sodas, then go through another door into a refrigerated room ~ it has plastic flaps in the doorway to keep the cold in and the warm out.  In there you’ll find all kinds of fresh produce at ridiculous prices, for the most part.  We bought a package of (3) green/orange/yellow peppers for $1.00!  Yes, they were still good!  There are also a variety of meats and cheeses packaged for sale in this cold room as well as other fruits and vegetables.

 

  

A nice selection of landscaping prints.
                                                                      

Another aisle of vibrant, inviting fabrics!

Did I mention you can purchase their fabrics ONLINE?  They don’t have their full selection available, but they have a good selection.  If you go to the store, you will be welcomed by three very amiable and talkative women.  The proprietor appears to be the mother and the other two twenty-something daughters.  I only got one name (see the pic), Lucinda.

Did you catch that sign?

 

Lucinda stocks shelves.

 Altogether it was a wonderful experience, once we found the store!  It was not easy to get to!  We were the first ones there, but when we came out about an hour later, there were cars and trucks literally streaming into the small parking area in front of the store and it quickly became almost impossible to navigate.  Get there early!  It’s worth the trip! 

 

A selection of “Whoopie Pies” at Spring Lake Fabrics, Savannah, NY

Kutztown sodas to choose from (I chose Birch Beer)!