Well, the people in my old neighborhood must have lots to be proud of today. Way to go Massachusetts!
Meanwhile in my new neighborhood, I'm busy making discoveries. Did I know that there are two fabric/yarn stores within walking distance of my front door? I did not.
These aren't fantastic yarn or fabric stores. In fact, describing them as "basic" would be generous. Still, if I need a spool of thread, or have a hankering (hee, hee) for some Red Heart, I know where to go. Both stores are on Ditmars Boulevard, just a block or three east of 31st Street.
First, we have Lamia Fabric & Variety. It has an odd mix of merchandise. Fabric, yarn, notions, plus watches and hair accessories.
Here's a photo of the yarn selection:
See what I mean about basic?
Then, further east on Ditmars I stumbled across this:
As the name implies the store mostly sells fabric, although I noticed some Paton's yarn (on sale).
I've never had a fabric store within walking distance, never mind two. Too bad the sewing machine's in storage.