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Schph Gochi (Phyllis Schulte)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:40 pm    Post subject: Outing to the fabric store Reply with quote

I am thinking of heading out to Textile Discount Outlet on Sunday January 31 in the quest for special fabric for the Snowspeeder Pilot project.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/textile-discount-outlet-chicago


The place is huge....and they got 3 floors of fabrics.....
but I am trying not to get my hopes up on actually finding something..

At any rate...
anyone else want to go and search for some fabric for something they might be working on?

They open at 10:00 AM on Sunday...and trust me...if you don't get there early...finding a parking place is really hard...as there is no lot...only street parking...(they are not open on Saturday).

we can talk car pooling...or meeting in front of the store if there is anyone that would like to go on a "road trip"...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohmigosh - that's Mega Fabrics! I've been there once with a group of people. We toured all three floors, jaws dragging on the floor and then we walked out with nothing. It was so overwhelming, I just didn't know where to start.

But that was years ago. Maybe it's time for another visitation - I think I've recovered suitably enough. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is huge...
but to be honest..
I have walked out of there with nothing from time to time also...
I have not been there in a couple years now....

a lot of times that I went there I actually didn't find what I was looking for...but found other things that I put in my stash..

as noted by some of the comments...
the place is huge...unorganized and mass chaos..
but maybe that is what always makes it a "fun" trip..

kinda like a scavenger hunt....lol...


Lionel and Emma live right nearby this place...so I am going to see if they would like to hang out..
also..
being the Pilsen neighborhood ..there are a LOT of authentic Mexican restaurants..
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, this time I have a couple things in mind that I'd like to seek out and that might help in overcoming how overwhelming the place is.

And don't talk about Mexican food - it's too early for me to be thinking lunch yet! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds like fun. I'll have to see what is on the calender for the 31st. Kaitlyn might have a VB game.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder in 3 floors if they'd have calcutta?
I know our Jo Ann Fabrics in Joliet is going out of buisness. They said they'er looking for another space to occupy but who knows.

I know I'd be interested in seeing it but I don't know if I'm available on Jan 31---yet. I know Colleen would be interested but not on a Sunday.

Thanks for letting us know.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bump....coming up this Sunday...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a feeling this Sunday will be out for me---sadly. Oh well that's the way it goes sometimes.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well...

Beth and Beret..
the weather is looking clear...no snow..
do you guys think you will be able to make it?

If not..
I soooooo understand..
that is a long drive for you guys..

Looks like it will be mainly south siders...

Jim and me..
possibly Crix...

so...
where do you want to meet?

I suggest I-355 to I-55
exit at Damen ....
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have to touch base with Beret and see what Trent is going to do about Kait's VB tourney which is in Milton, WI, not that I exactly know where that is.

But if Beret is up for carpooling, I don't see why not.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schph Gochi wrote:

I suggest I-355 to I-55
exit at Damen ....


Jewel/Osco @ 159th & Farrel in Lockport? Its right off 355 and pretty central for the three of us.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iam8114 wrote:

Jewel/Osco @ 159th & Farrel in Lockport? Its right off 355 and pretty central for the three of us.


sounds good.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now we just need to determine time to meet...
and I am kinda waiting to see what Beth and Beret think...
again...
this place is REALLY tough to get a parking place...
as a typical Chicago neighborhood...parking is an issue...
and this store has no parking lot..
you have to find street parking....which in this neighborhood is REALLY hard...
last time I got blocked in by some doofus who double parked and blocked me in for around 1/2 hour...

Mad

It helps to be there around 15 minutes before the store opens.

It will also help that Jim, Crix and I will be going together....that saves two cars....lol..
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oki-day..

Jim and Crix...
can we meet at 9:00 AM?

that means no drunken partying tonight....lol...

We can spend a couple hours scouring the place....
and then go for lunch at a nearby restaurant....there should be plenty to choose from in walking distance..

Beth and Beret...
If you want to come later than when the doors open...we could always plan to go to lunch together....discuss "Base" stuff...
then Jim Crix and I can head home while you guys scour the store in peace and quiet....lol..


Word to the wise for both Jim and Crix...

If you have a "future" costume rattling around the back of your head....
bring some reference photos with you....
you just never know what you will find...
and if you find it once...
you might not find it again at this place as they handle a LOT of stuff that has been discontinued....
and I swear...there probably IS stuff from the 70's in there....lol...

I will check this thread again during the course of the day to see who checks in ....
and to see if the plan is acceptable...



My list of stuff to look for is:
Hoth Snowspeeder jacket fabric
Fabric for Tusken Raider Yurt
and...
the one costume that has been rattling around the back of my head?

Naboo Pilot

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phyllis,

What time do they open?

We might be bringing Kristal with us as well. She's looking at doing a battle handmaiden from TPM.

Beret and I have padme stuff to look for and you never know what else we will find. Smile
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