My daughter is a high school senior and we've been in the midst of the Great College Search for over a year. It's been stressful, yet exciting. There are many things to consider when choosing a university - security and safety, tuition, financial aid, available majors, tuition, programs for study abroad, tuition, co-ed dormitories, tuition, and room and board costs. There were two schools on DD's A-List -- University of Virginia and Cornell University, and two schools on her B-List -- University of Maryland and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to the aforementioned important considerations (did I include tuition in that list?), I was looking for independent fabric stores in the cities and towns we visited. Yes. I really was.
UNC was the first campus we visited and at that time, I was too inexperienced to look for independent fabric stores in Chapel Hill or Durham. Silly me, I was only interested in my daughter's needs. University of Maryland had G-Street Fabrics about 30 minutes away (or 90 minutes, depending on the horrific Beltway traffic). But Maryland wasn't on the A-List, no matter how much I loved G-Street. My brother lives 30 minutes away from Cornell , and I got too involved in family fun to visit Homespun Boutique, although it sounds like I would have liked it. By the time we got to UVA, I wised up and made a point to visit Les Fabriques in Charlottesville, but I wasn't crazy about it.
Only a truly twisted avid sewist would throw fabric stores into an already dizzying mix of college criteria. My daughter made her decision without even considering the local fabric stores. (Did I bring the wrong baby home from the hospital?) Thanks to a generous partial scholarship (God is good!-- All the time!) it looks like she'll be going to
Les Fabriques, I mean University of Virginia!