It's Friday!

Itzl AlertingAs you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It's also so we can find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. Members come here to check in. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here.  We care!

If you'd like to be part of the Itzl Alert Network, please leave a comment asking to join, or send us a message asking to join. We'd love to have you. The bigger our network, the less likely someone will be stranded all alone.

It's been 20 years since I bought new clothes, and some of them are starting to show enough wear that I can't repair them any more.  I have been fabric shopping, but the local fabric shops carry so many fabrics that are very cheaply woven or made from inferior threads and they're charging premium prices for them.

What's up with that?

My local choices seem to be the very pricey fabrics that are so thin and flimsy they might as well be sheers, heavy duty upholstery fabrics - or muslin. I'm getting desperate enough to buy the heavier $9 a yard muslins and then dying them myself to get what I want.

It may be cheaper to buy already made up clothes.  That means - ugh - clothes-shopping.  With Itzl.

Worse - most of the fashions aren't my style.

Sewing is getting more popular, but it seems to be mostly craft sewing - purses, bags, toys, quilting.

Do you sew?  What are the fabric stores like in your area?

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