February 9, 2011

Sensory overload

In 2011 it seems there is a WalMart within a few miles from almost everyone in the country.  A WalMart usually means there are other shopping options near by.  The reason I bring this up is, the closest WalMart to where I spend my summer in Northern New Mexico is a 160 mile round trip.  The area of Arizona where I am a "snowbird" this winter does have a WalMart but the other shopping options have not yet followed which has been a bummer.
On Tuesday we traveled to Mesa, AZ and I realized very quickly there is a treasure trove of shopping here.
I went to Mulqueen Sewing Center this morning to purchase a spool of specialty thread expecting a quaint little shop.  From the moment I walked in the door I knew I was in trouble.  I believe they carry everything for the sewing enthusiast.  I found I was so overwhelmed by all my buying options I had to leave.  I did go back later in the afternoon when I was able to wrap my mind around what I had seen earlier.  How much did I spend?  I got out of the store with $20.00 of merchandise, and spent another $75.00 on line for a two day Anita Goodesign workshop.  Not too bad for all the candy that was dangled before me. 


  1. wow you did great! considering the temptation! You can always go back!!!!!

  2. I am so proud of you. Such self control...for now. I am sure your head is spinning with ideas and things you cannot live without.

    I am curious...what was the specialty thread you needed?


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