After watching Hagee it was already after lunch. I made a sandwich with my yummy Panera Sesame bread and added the guacamole I made yesterday and some tostito chips. (Where is Dan Quayle? Is there an "e" on the end of "tostito"?) Then I decided -- like all dedicated seamstresses -- that I should go to Hancock's to see if there was anything I missed when I went 2 days ago. When I am here in Edmond at our "other home", I have the luxury of a Hancock's Fabric Store just 3 miles away. You know I've really been going through the knit fabric around here, so I decided to go look for some woven fabrics. It made sense to me at the time....
Got to Hancock's and started wandering around. I went to the back and noticed some nice linen fabric on sale for 30% off. The end of the bolt said $19.99, so I figured 30% off was better than full price. I did the usual wrinkle test on the two pieces I found that were bright enough for my taste. They both said machine wash "cold" and hang to dry. Usually, linen says Dry Clean Only. I don't like dry cleaning, so I usually walk away from that label.
Now, here's the good part...
I walked around looking for a cutting table for my two bolts of 30% off linen. I saw a young man named Daniel who offered to help me. I looked at him and said, "Do you know how to cut fabric?" He assured me he did. I plopped my two bolts up on the table and Daniel took the price gun out of its holster. He scanned bolt #1 and said, "This is $2.97 a yard." Okay -- I'm no rocket scientist, but it didn't seem to me that 30% off of $19.99 could leave $2.97.
I, being a very honest person and assuming Daniel wasn't too bright, explained that $2.97 could not possibly be right. He scanned the bolt with his gun again, and it came up $2.97 a yard. I started to buy some for me and some for Phylly too, but I didn't. I figured when I got to the cash register with the GIRL cashier that they would say I could not possibly have that fine linen fabric for $2.97 a yard.
Daniel cut my 2 1/2 yards from that bolt, and we went on to the next bolt. I'm thinking this bolt will surely come up to $14.00 a yard which would be 30% off of $19.99. Daniel pokes his gun at the end of the bolt and looks up at me with a big grin on his face. He says, "This one is $1.97 a yard!" I explain to Daniel that he must be delusional and the fabric could not possibly be that cheap. Meanwhile, I am wondering if I had been in the "Rag Department" and didn't realize this wasn't really linen at all. I'm hoping it won't disintegrate in the bag on the way home!
Reckon I better call it a day. Watch for my new tops and jackets. Think I'll give knits a rest for a bit. Never can tell for sure though.