Some Interesting News... And What I Think About It...
According to an article in the Rolla Daily News, WalMart may be closing out fabric departments in some or all of its stores in order to expand party supplies. They may not even keep sewing machines or basic sewing supplies such as needles and thread in the stores anymore.
I'm horrified. At present, WalMart is the only place I know of in Hopkinsville where fabric and other standard sewing supplies are sold. If WalMart closes their fabric department, I'll have to drive to Clarksville (a round trip of some 60 miles) and pay three times the price to buy a piece of cloth or even a decent spool of thread.
If you have an opinion about this, please express it to WalMart Corporation. The Rolla Daily News gives the following contact information:
Those wishing to make comments to Wal-Mart can do so by calling 1-800-Wal-Mart or writing a letter to Wal-Mart Headquarters, 702 S.W. Eighth St., Bentonville, AR 72716. To sign the petition, visit the Web site: http://www.petitiononline.com/savefab/petition.html, or call Judy McFarland at (573) 336-7482.
If you have a friend, relative or neighbor who sews, please give them the above contact information!