Ain't the Internet amazing? Turns out there is a fellow Pattern Review member who reads Sew Random who lives about 5 miles from me...and who was planning a trip to Textile Fabrics today and invited me to go along.
So I'm going to meet up with another home sewing enthusiast that I would not have met had it not been for the internet! Amazing.
Anyway, cross your fingers for me that that stripey silk is still on a shelf; I need 5/8 of a yard... ;)