Now, I have seen this store mentioned on several of the blogs I follow, and they are all by people who live in other parts of the country from me, so I just assumed it was a regional store, kind of how there are different grocery stores or restaurants in different areas.
But yesterday I got to talking with Traci from Luci Rae (remember Traci?) about a comment I left on her post where she was talking about thrifting at Goodwill for a dress for a costume and then there was a Joann's right next door for extra supplies (read here). I commented that we have a Joann's next to our Salvation Army, but Goodwill was across the street. So she wrote back and said that if there was a Hobby Lobby there, too, she'd never leave the area. I wrote her to say that sadly, we don't have a Hobby Lobby around here, at which she wrote back and told me I should pack up the car and find one (this was quite an involved exchange over this small detail). So for fun I googled Hobby Lobby to see just where the heck these things are.
Well folks, apparently you all have one near you. They are in every state but Oregon, Delaware, and every New England state but New Hampshire. Now, I know our states are small, but even a drive from Connecticut to Manchester, New Hampshire is no quick trip. I looked at the store tour, and I have to say that just the size of the place seems incredible. It looks to me like a Joann's, a Michael's, and an A.C. Moore cram-jammed together in one awesome crafting store. Is that what it's like??
If you have a Hobby Lobby near you, fill me in! I want to hear all about this place I'm missing out on.