Today when I was reading group messages of one of Yahoo group, I've learned about Marilyn Becker's new website. I recalled some old memories... In 2004, I was a Newbie, I was trying to build my stash crazily. In those days, I went to London for holiday, of course London is a great source for us, CQ'ers. Only Portobello is enough with its antique stores.
In those days, only YLI ribbons were available in our local market here, in Istanbul. They were sooo expensive, due to lack of information I didn't get a chance to place online orders. I've had to pay doubled or tripled amount to buy ribbons from our local market. Anyway, before my trip I've searched where to buy nice ribbons. So, I've learned that Liberty Store carries nice silk ribbons. To see Merilyn Becker's wonderful ribbons, "Ribbons Designs" was a great chance for me. I bought lovely assorted ribbons and organdy's as well. But, I must admit that, I've already used just small pieces of those ribbons on a special project. I keep them as a treasure for another special project. I don't know, if Liberty's Haberdashery still carries Merilyn's gorgeous ribbons but I'm sure that Merilyn's new website will help us to reach her wonderful ribbons.
I like to visit Haberdashery sections of the big Dept.Stores one of them is Liberty in London. I like the magnificient building of Liberty's, it is so close to Recent Street where I go Waterstone's Book Store at Piccadilly whenever I visit London. As being mother of a book worm philosophy student's I have always special orders from Waterstone's Book Shops. I also love to visit one of the Shops of Waterstone and take a peek to its hobby books section.