Phew…after computer problems, travel, a return to Internet issues at home and now finally caught up on everything else – I can post!
A few weeks ago I was in Oregon visiting my granddaughter -and her parents – and made a quick trip to the place that is now referred to (by my family) as “Mecca”. For those of you not in-the-know, Oregon is a fantastic place for all things craft. Sewing, quilting, painting, mixed media, fiber arts…it’s all in abundance in Oregon and specifically in the greater Portland area. Truly if it weren’t for the weather I’d live there. Did I mention that there is no sales tax in Oregon and they don’t allow you to pump your own gas?
Back to the subject at hand: Fabric shopping. If you’ve heard of Fabric Depot you’ll know that they bill themselves as the largest fabric store in the country; I don’t know if it’s true but Brilynn has to take a Xanax just to go with me because the sensory overload is…well, overloading.
If you look closely you’ll see that the store extends far beyond the focus of my camera. At any rate, if you’re in the Portland area I highly recommend visiting Fabric Depot for a few reasons – one the selection; they have almost every print in every line you might want to look at. Two – most of the people in the store actually sew. Three – there’s no sales tax. While pricing maybe fair but not bargains, FabDep does have some great sales. Four – while the store is in a sketchy part of town, it’s only about five minutes from the airport.