Sunday, June 27, 2010

A tribute to Hobby Lobby...

Like everyone else I too have joined the forces keeping me from blogging as much as usual....lazily sitting on the porch, reading and sipping wine on a cool summer night has beat out sitting in front of the computer. I really had nothing to blog about (since cross stitches I'm working on cannot be shown at this point due to "spying eyes") until a friend of mine sent me this from a blog she read. She said she thought of me, and rightly so, as I will be visiting for the second time this year the legendary HOBBY LOBBY of which I can only do so on vacations. So with that said....(and for the record, this brought a tear to my eye....) enjoy this little tribute to my favorite store....(aka, the Disney World of crafters...thank you, Nancy, for sending me I know I'm no alone in the world when it comes to H.L.)

Hobby Lobby

Posted: 25 Jun 2010 04:58 AM PDT

Dear Hobby Lobby,
I really don’t even know where to start.
You are the bedazzled apple of my eye.
You are like a giant crock pot full of crafty goodness.
You are the Chick-fil-A of department stores.
To put it bluntly, if you were a person, you would be Beth Moore.
Every time I read Exodus and see verses about the building of the ark, I think of you. I like to add the phrase “from Hobby Lobby” to verses in the same way people add words to the end of fortune cookies at Chinese restaurants. For example, “All the skilled men among the workmen made the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple, and scarlet yarn … from Hobby Lobby.”
Your coupons are legendary. I won’t call Michael’s a punk or Jo-Ann from the fabric store a hussy, and even shop both those stores often, but ultimately my heart beats true for you and your coupons. Do you rock 10% off or 20% or maybe even 30%? No, you know that’s not enough. You know we need more and you generously share 40% coupons every other week. You always give and never take away.
Your selection is so complete too. You have it all. From stamps shaped like wintery Christmas scenes to yarns as soft as Falcor’s fur in the Neverending Story, there is no shortage of awesome in your aisles. If my husband Jon hadn’t overused the Scrooge McDuck analogy I would tell you that I want to swim around in the rolls of fabrics like Scrooge McDuck.
And you’re not shy about your faith. You’re closed on Sunday and your stated, shared publically mission is to honor “the Lord in all we do by operating the company in a manner consistent with Biblical principles.”
And you do, you do! Imagine how much less glittery Vacation Bible School would be without you. Imagine how few popsicle stick designed Noah’s arks this world would have without you. Imagine how few homes would have cross stitch “As for me and my house” verses in their foyers without you.
Sometimes I dream that you and become the official sponsors of Stuff Christians Like. And Jon says to me, “Hobby Lobby paid us in fabric and knitting needles this month. The garage is full, do you want it?”
The answer is yes Hobby Lobby, yes I do.
Forever crafting. Forever yours.
Jenny Acuff