Thursday, February 27, 2014
Mama Said Sew is Moving
Mama Said Sew has long been one of my favorite places. It is a sweet little fabric shop in Old Town in Fort Collins. After nearly four years at 121 E. Mountain, they have closed up shop. Not to worry, it's only for a week. They're scheduled to open again on March 4, just a little ways up the road.
It is a really exciting change for them. They'll have a bigger space and even a parking lot. Yay! Me being the super sentimental type, though, I can't help feeling a little sad that the old place will be no longer. Anyone who knows me knows that I hate saying goodbye to spaces that I've loved. Anyone remember how distraught I was during the last episode of Friends when they scanned over the (Spoiler Alert!) empty apartment? Seriously, so sad, and that place wasn't even real. I went to the store on Saturday so I could soak in the goodness one last time. Angela, the owner, was gracious to let me wander around with my new camera and take all kinds of pictures so I can always retain the memories of that happy place.
Let me tell you about the first time I walked into Mama Said Sew. My husband and I had recently moved to Fort Collins. I had just left a home and a life that I loved. I was feeling uprooted and adrift and trying to figure out what my new role in life was to be. Someone recommended to me that I visit the store, so I decided to check it out. I walked in and I was instantly struck by the feel of the place. I think I actually stood there with my mouth hanging open and said to one of the employees, "I think I'm in heaven." (That's a super cheesy thing to say, but that's what I said and I meant it.) It was so colorful and fun! So new and so vintage-ey! This sounds weird, but I felt like I was home. I felt like, "These are my people, they think like I do, I think I'm going to like living in Fort Collins."
And guess what folks, I do. It's been so fun to pop into Mama Said Sew through the years and be inspired and encouraged, to meet new people and find fresh ideas. I will miss the old spot, but change often brings good things with it. I'm excited to see what their new space has to offer. So mark your calendars for March 4 and check out the new location at 406 N. College. Until then, here are some pictures to tide you over; I hope they make you happy, too.