Friday, July 23, 2010

Disgusted with Walmart's purchasing policies

Went to our local Walmart yesterday. No Peaches and cream only the Lily brand from Canada. When I asked the women that worked in the department they said "Oh they changed brands" I said "This from a company that brags they only sell from the USA" One of the salespersons made a face and shook her head at me. This store still has it's fabric section which is a surprise to me because in NC they are all gone.I just emailed Walmart to protest you can see it below. If I don't start hearing from other crafters that they have changed I will quit shopping there. In NC they sold Sewing machines for 2 months with no thread in the store, it had moved and the Fabric section was gone.

This USA brand from NC is no longer being carried in my store and Others I have heard. You brag that you sell from USA but you must have got a better deal from Canada and Lilly brand yarn. Between this and your discontinuance of Fabric at almost all of your stores, I may no long shop at your stores. Unless I start to hear better things from other crafts people.
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Sorry was just so disgusted when I left yesterday I still have a bad taste in my mouth. No disrespect to Lily Co. Just Walmart. I was a fairly loyal customer even with the fabric removal, No longer.
                Lois aka Fibernut

Monday, July 5, 2010

Weaving progress

The colors didn't photograph very well. Having a lot of fun with this summer and winter 4 shaft 4 blocks from Donna Sullivan's book.

Color is a wee bit better in this one. this is a texture weave in the book. The yarn for weft is Red heart worsted weight warp is a 5/2 from NC.
Rug hasn't progressed much too much cleaning and going through junk. Selling a house is not fun!

Knitted Dishcloths

Actually have had time to weave and knit some. The weaving isn't quite photo ready, not off the loom yet. But I have been knitting some dishcloths one is from last summer, the others this summer.

This one I finished in June 2010

Last years cloth 2009

Finished late June 2010

I use a knitting pattern book and put a border around them. I like to use fancy stitches that I haven't done before. I'd like to do the flower like pattern with a green back round sometime it would be pretty in that also.