So, as we had today off for the 4th of July holiday (church offices are closed every Friday, so we got our holiday today) we decided we'd take a road trip to Florence and see if Ken's Sewing Center could be more helpful.
I arrived at her house this morning and, as we discussed lunch plans, she asked if I'd heard of Alabama Chanin.
Um, heck yeah.
Well, when she googled restaurants in the Florence area, Alabama Chanin Factory came up.
And, after a successful visit to Ken's which resulted in a Janome serger joining us for the rest of the trip, a wild goose chase roundabout trip to a fabric store that turned out to be closed on Mondays, we ended up at the Alabama Chanin Factory.
Where, in addition to marvelous eye candy sewing inspiration, we really did find a gourmet deli restaurant. Who knew?
We had a yummy quiche and salad, and learned that they gave factory tours at 2 PM. As luck would have it, it was quarter to.
So we did the tour of the factory, which was very interesting.
There is a DIY section, with fabric and such for sale; I wasn't in fabric buying mode but I did get one of the AC books that has been on my Amazon wish list for a while....when I opened it I found it was signed by the author as well!
What a treat we had! If you ever are in the Florence, AL area, drop by!