Would you believe there is only one store between Darmstadt and Stuttgart that actually carries cross-stitch fabric? Not the little re-packed squares in bags, but bolts of different fabrics, counts and colors by the meter?
Tucked on what is probably a side street in Handschuhsheim across the river from Heidelberg is a small yarn and needlework shop. It is wonderful! The lovely woman had fabric, threads (ok, Anchor not DMC) and I was a happy camper.
This made up for the fact that I have to get a biometric photo in order to get my driver’s license replaced. So it was back to home, redid some packing and avoided doing all the computer tasks still on my list.