17 December 2009

Awesome news

I guess only if you are a stitcher. Or love the store.

There is a Hobby Lobby in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania!

That is not that far away!

Just an hour, maybe a little more!

Up over the state line. Near Gettyburg!

I am totally addicted to this store. Brea always takes me when I visit her. She feeds my addiction. As a matter of fact, she took me to my first HL when, flushed with the possibility of finally being near one when I visited her, I meekly asked her if we could, um, possibly, visit one in Franklin. B said, "No, we can go to the one in Cool Springs, it's closer." B is a crafter. She understands the addiction.

Driving back from visiting her one time, I drove all over Ashland, Kentucky, trying to find a new one that had just opened. When I finally rolled in there, sticky and hot and frustrated, I basked in the loveliness of the store.

Remember when I drove to North Carolina
to get a Hobby Lobby fix? It took all day, but it was sooooo worth it.

Should I be ashamed for this? I know if you have one, you probably don't understand the obsession. But it's like any new store. Novelty breeds adoration. My parents loved AC Moore a lot more when they had to drive to Hagerstown to find one. They never go now that they're 15 minutes from one.

And the thing is, I don't love them for their stitching supplies. They carry the most beautiful Christmas decorations I have seen in a craft store. And gorgeous frames.

Since they are not open on Sundays, and I work Saturdays for the next few weeks, I will have to hold on my investigatory visit. But I will plan . . . and wait . . . and revel in the knowledge that it's there. Just up over the mountain.

Bwa ha ha.


Stephanie M. said...

I am so glad I don't have one in my state..haha!! One less place to be tempted. I did check their website and no Hobby Lobby in the entire state of California...YET!!
Can't wait to see what you find. Any more progress on Summer Ball?

Sew Wilde said...

I just love Hobby Lobby! I have one near me but I just love to go and look at everything. I love the craft supplies but I also like all the frames and home decor stuff too.


Suzanne said...

I'm excited for you...I think. I live about about .25 miles from one. It ain't that great after the thrill wears off! LOL

CindyMae said...

I can understand your being excited. I love hobby lobby too! Of course if I had a needle shop any where near me, that would probably be my first choice!

Carol said...

I've never been inside a Hobby Lobby, but now that there is one in Chambersburg, maybe they'll make their way as far west as Pittsburgh! I'm always hearing such great things about them--have fun shopping, Rachel!

riona said...

I am glad for you but I try to avoid such places since I am now in the de-cluttering stage of my life. I have been too good a customer of the Hobby Lobby/A.C. Moore/Michael's type stores in the past and am now trying to inventory and use up all the craft supplies I have rather than add to my various stashes.

Meari said...

I am so with you on HL! Not for the stitchy supplies either. I love all their home decor items. My HL is about 40 minutes away. Good thing, otherwise I'd be there all the time. LOL

Pumpkin said...

Oh lucky you!!!! I wonder if that will be the closest one to Maine. Maybe someday I'll get down to one :o)

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls