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Monday, 18 January 2010
I have scissors!

I have acquired four new pairs of scissors in recent times. Three pairs were gifts; the other a pair I could not resist! Firstly some classic Lion's Tails, then some Dinky Dyes Titamium coated, a pair of Gingher 'Sarah' and lastly a tiny pair of Elizabeth 1 by Kelmscott Designs. Can you guess which pair I succumbed to and purchased myself?

My Christmas cactus hasn't fared too well this year as I've only had a total number of six flowers. I am open to suggestions of what I should or should not be doing!

I have designed and stitched a new iStitch design which now needs to be hem-stitched before I can release it for sale so no new stitching pictures to share as yet.

The past couple of days have been lovely - cold but sunny. I can cope with the cold if the sun makes an appearance!

Thanks for visiting
Take care


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  • On 18 January 2010 at 13:38, Blogger Danielle

    Love the multicolored scissors!!! And a new iStitch design!! Yay!!! Keep them coming!! Can't wait to see it, and then buy it! I am almost done with Sew In Love. Only one and a half motifs left to stitch.

  • On 18 January 2010 at 13:45, Blogger Shari

    how pretty! I guess scissors is something I didn't realize there were so many of!! Wow!!!!! You sure got some pretty ones!

  • On 18 January 2010 at 14:03, Blogger Catherine

    Lovely scissors! I have a small collection of only two pairs - but someday I hope to add to that!

    Congrats on a new pattern - can't wait to see what it is!

    As for your cactus - I have a few and some years I just don't get as many blooms and other years it may bloom two or three times for me. My mother has mentioned that the temps in the fall can affect how many blooms you get as they need some cooler, not cold, air to "set the buds". Yours is a pretty color!

  • On 18 January 2010 at 14:10, Blogger Amy

    OH, love scissors - have quite a few in my "collection" too! I'd guess you bought the Ginghers? Love those - have quite a few of them - one is never enough! ;-)

    Can't wait to see your new releaese - HURRY with that hemstitching! :-)

    Have a great week ahead, Amy

  • On 18 January 2010 at 14:38, Blogger BeckySC

    LOVE your new scissors :)
    Have a most lovely week dear Carol :)

  • On 18 January 2010 at 15:04, Blogger Shay

    I am in love with the scissors that are multicolored!!! The top scissors are my first and only scissors that I purchased. But looking at your collection I think I need another pair.

  • On 18 January 2010 at 15:09, Blogger Meari

    Lovely scissors, Carol.

  • On 18 January 2010 at 16:03, Blogger Berit

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE scissors! I'm guessing it was the Eliza Scissors that you caved for--because they are tiny and perfect (you seem to like miniature stitching) and they are the ones I'd cave for, too!

  • On 18 January 2010 at 16:57, Blogger Melissa

    Is it something in the air? This scissor thing has gotten me too! My first pair was the gold tiny Elizabeth ones.

    Glad you are enjoying better weather now!

  • On 18 January 2010 at 18:59, Blogger angelasweby

    I thought I must be the only person in the whole stitching world with only a few pairs of scissors - 4 in total but, I can see from other comments that, in fact, only having a few pairs is not as unusual as I thought One pair is a pair of Ginghers which I bought a few years ago, I wonder if that pair was YOUR weakness :>) Your scissors are gorgeous and very tempting.

    I can't wait to see your new design. You are bubbling over with inspiration, i see.

    We always used to have very few flowers on our cactus until a friend whose huge collection of Christmas and Easter cacti were positively weighed down with flowers told us her secret. She stands all her plants out in the garden all through the summer only bringing them in when it really begins to get chilly. We started doing the same and now our cacti are covered in flowers. I think, when they have had a prolonged period of cool weather, suddenly bringing them into the warm triggers off the flower production.
    Angela xx

  • On 18 January 2010 at 20:06, Blogger Blu

    The mulitcoloured ones are gorgeous!

    Your cactus is very pretty! *says she of the very black thumb*

  • On 18 January 2010 at 20:26, Blogger Solstitches

    They are all so lovely.
    I'm going to guess at the Elizabeth scissors because I could not resist them either and have them on order.


  • On 18 January 2010 at 22:26, Blogger Irene

    I vote on the Kelmscott scissors. I know they are on my list to buy.

  • On 18 January 2010 at 22:48, Blogger Patti

    I thought, like Margaret, the you bought the Elizabethan ones too. I bought them on Saturday and I LOVE them. They are for one of the upcoming projects that I shall be doing.

    I can't wait for your new design.

    Lots of Love
    Patti xxx

  • On 18 January 2010 at 22:56, Blogger Suzanne

    Lovely scissors! I have a few on my wish list for the next stash purchase. One can never have too many scissors.

    My Christmas cactus is very neglected all year round and is so heavy with flowers each year, pieces fall off. I find the minimum amount of water seems to be the best for them, although mine seem to be lacking some green colour and are covered in spots.

  • On 18 January 2010 at 23:02, Blogger stitchinfiend

    I would guess you succombed and brought the Dinky Dye sissors. they are all just beautiful.

  • On 19 January 2010 at 04:35, Blogger JOLENE

    I love scissors!!!! I would say you bought the "Sarah" scissors by Gingher......am I right?