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Standfast & Barracks in Lancaster used to print Liberty tana lawn and many of us drank from the font of fabulous fabric at their factory shop or katsfabrics on ebay.

We were inconsolable when they stopped printing Liberty (although luckily we had had the foresight to stock up on all the Liberty tana lawn we would ever need and then some).

 I've just checked their facebook page and I see they are now stocking their own brand of Classic Lawn at £6.99. Some nice designs and looks comparable to Liberty. Goodie. An excuse to swerve off the M6 at J34 on next trip oop north. DH will be pleased!  :devil: :devil: :devil:

Well, get yourself some nice fabric, Sewbee, and that's your Christmas project sorted! Or, wait and see if Mandors has a sale and make it in January.

That's a nice pattern  Sewbee, and it looks quite straightforward. I'm reasonably tall and errrr 'chunky' and I'd happily wear this.  :D

Today... / Re: Saturday 16th December
« on: Yesterday at 17:36:47 »
'... I'd have ended up looking at fabric...'  And what's wrong with that?? (Assumes innocent expression  :devil: )
I know what you mean about town centres dying on their feet and department stores not being what they used to be. When I was a kid in Edinburgh it was full of fabulous department stores - Jenners, Patrick Thompsons, Goldbergs etc. and they all had haberdasheries and nice cafes.Jenners is still there and it was once the oldest independent department store in the world - independent no more of course.  Even John Lewis isn't doing as well as they once did. Sigh.

Today... / Re: Saturday 16th December
« on: Yesterday at 12:13:28 »
Sandra  I vote Birmingham for your shopping. Sure to be really busy but.......Rag Market  :D :loveit: :D

The Cafe / Re: Christmas Jumpers **Bah Humbug
« on: December 15, 2017, 10:57:12 AM »
I'd love to see a photo of you all in those jumpers! For  Christmas I've bought DD a jumper with a guinea pig and rabbit on sporting sequin antlers. I've kept the receipt!  :D

Today... / Re: Friday 15th December and.....
« on: December 15, 2017, 08:08:16 AM »
Sewing day today!

Today... / Re: Thursday (I had to check the calendar) 14th December
« on: December 14, 2017, 20:28:01 PM »
For all of you having not such good days I hope things have improved for you a bit by now. I spent 5 1/2 hours on commuting on my journey across t'Pennines today. I'm home now but I'm still cold. I spent my time tweeting East Midlands trains. It didn't make the trains run on time but it did make me feel a little bit better.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Just arrived
« on: December 13, 2017, 22:39:14 PM »
Welcome Giotto. Lots of great advice and fun to be had here. I too have been sewing for 50 years ( I started as a baby... ahem!  :devil: :devil: )

The Cafe / Re: A very senior moment!
« on: December 13, 2017, 10:11:46 AM »
Oh yes, I have some double copies of patterns... and books.... (and fabric but the latter was deliberate  :devil: :devil: )

Today... / Re: Tuesday 12th December brrrrrr
« on: December 12, 2017, 22:22:10 PM »
We got most of the geraniums in but one or two are taking 'pot' luck. We plant annuals as bedding over the summer, Polly. They aren't hardy and aren't expected to last the winter.

The Cafe / Re: Getting rid of the messy house
« on: December 11, 2017, 21:45:59 PM »
DD lives very close to a fantastic laundrette. When we stay, as we are leaving we wash the bedding and take it to the laundrette for a spin in the giant dryers. It's dry in no time and so much better than having it hang around the flat damply for days. We have a washer-dryer at home. They dryer isn't as powerful as those industrial beasties but it's handy on a wet day.

The Cafe / Re: Stumped!
« on: December 11, 2017, 15:43:38 PM »
I see they have adult versions of Mr Men books now. Might be a good stocking filler. Ditto those spoof Ladybird books.

The Cafe / Re: The Rant Thread
« on: December 11, 2017, 15:32:19 PM »
Gosh that's awful, Fran. I can't believe how incompetent they are at just sending you something in the post. I wonder if yoy could claim anything from the PO.
Do you still have the physical tickets or were they swallowed by the machine at the barrier? I'm sure the rail company could exercise some discretion if you have evidence you travelled. If they won't refund maybe they could extend the time period of the season ticket as a goodwill gesture.
Although it might not help in the short term, if you still get no joy you could write to the Guardian consumer page (or something similar). They often take up cases such as this and get results.

Today... / Re: Snowy Sunday 10th December
« on: December 11, 2017, 09:38:16 AM »
Hope you settle into your new place quickly, UR, and hope the boiler behaves itself.

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