Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hobby Lobby

If you've been reading my blog for long, you know that I love to sew and craft. In central Florida I did not know of the wonders and goodness of Hobby Lobby. Since moving to central IL, I have found and visited each Hobby Lobby with in about 75 miles, despite my families protests, and I am in love!!

I read this blog and his wife posted the following thoughts that I think describes my feeling of this new fun discovery in my life perfectly!

(To quote Usher, my wife is “the business.” A few weeks ago she wrote her first guest post and I am currently trying to get her to start her own blog. Until that happens though, I’ll continue to help her put together guest posts like this one.)

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


Jami Liz said...

Hilarious. LOVED this!! Already miss my time with you walking!!! I told Bart maybe it was a mistake to walk here in our neighborhood and he said, yeah, what were you thinking? You had a good thing going with Rachel! Auughh!

Angel said...

awwww! your first Hobby Lobby! We are getting a super new Joann's opening in a month... Our Hobby Lobby just might be able to stay open once it opens!

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