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Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Scissors and giveaways!

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Today I received the scissors that I had ordered from Yuko. I ordered type A and Yuko also enclosed type B. She is such a sweet generous girl - thank you Yuko. She has recently started to sell the most unusual types of scissors so a visit to her 'Be Happy Scissors' *here* is a must. She has four types of scissors for sale and her service is fast so, if you are a scissors fanatic (and what stitcher isn't?), do have a look and see if you can resist!

A while ago I won a giveaway on Patti's Tapestry of Dreams. She showed a piece of stitching and gave the winner a choice of finishing and, as I was happy just to win, I told Patti that any type of finishing was fine by me. Unfortunately poor Patti later informed me that she 'messed up' on the finishing of the original stitching and that she had decided to stitch something different. This beautiful stitched and finished Hearts pillow with both our initials on the reverse was her choice. As you know I love hearts so I was happy to receive both this and the pretty beaded scissor fob with a sunshine yellow tassel. Thank you Patti.

More recently I won a giveaway of threads on Danielle's blog which threads arrived this morning. I certainly was not expecting the large amount of threads which arrived - a selection of WDW, Dinky Dyes and Crescent Colours. These threads are not widely available here and certainly not at my LNS so it will be great to try out these threads. Thank you Danielle.

And a few more photos of Canterbury. Click on the picture and check out 'Ye Olde Ducking Stool' in the top left hand picture - I don't think I would like being 'ducked' in that cold wet river!

Thanks for visiting
Take care

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  • On 26 January 2010 at 12:40, Blogger Vonna

    My goodness you are a winner :)
    More fabulous pictures!

  • On 26 January 2010 at 12:41, Blogger Susan

    Those scissors are really pretty!

    The little gift from Patti it lovely - I can relate to messing up the finishing - I do it all the time!

  • On 26 January 2010 at 12:44, Blogger Yuko

    Oh my, Carol!
    Why you always win giveaways!!!!!
    You waste your luck for giveaways, then you won't win lottery then will not be able to come over to Japan to meet me and sweetie!!!
    Don't win any more, LOL

    By the way, Cantabery is very beautiful!
    If I could save money, I will visit your town!!

    Your new start is very beautiful, I think I may join in!!

    Yuko ((hugs))

  • On 26 January 2010 at 14:05, Blogger WendyJo

    You sure have good luck with giveaways! The scissors are darling too.

    I love the hearts pillow Patti made you. I have made many of those myself and just love that pattern.

    Wonderful pictures of Canterbury too.

  • On 26 January 2010 at 14:38, Blogger Barbeeque4

    What super wins!! I am so loving those snaps of your lovely city!!! I so want to revisit Canterbury - I have such great memories of my time there!!

  • On 26 January 2010 at 15:19, Blogger Jules

    How beautiful - all of the goodies and the pictures of Canterbury! I have always wanted to visit there (one of many stops in Britain and Europe that I want to make before I die). It's just so sad, all of that beautiful architecture and they have to place a Starbucks right there!

  • On 26 January 2010 at 15:42, Blogger Carly's Meme

    HI Carol, I love those scissors you received from Yuko - I just ordered the same 2 pair for myself!!!! They are so different from anything I have seen before and the price is so reasonable. Thanks for showing them on your blog.

    I finished "Sew Animalistic" and am trying to decide how to finish it. I would love to try "hemstitch", but even with a book I ordered..... I still can't figure it out......


    Blessings, Dee

  • On 26 January 2010 at 16:31, Blogger Hazel

    Beautiful wins! The scissors are great! xx

  • On 26 January 2010 at 16:54, Blogger Berit

    WOW, what good fortune! I also ordered the same 2 pair of scissors from Yuko and am even now awaiting their delivery. :D

    I would be curious to know how many she has sold so far!

  • On 26 January 2010 at 17:17, Blogger Natasha

    I am on a waiting list for two scissors I ordered I cant wait because they look very pretty :)

    What a great assortment of floss I am sure you are having fun fondaling it?
    Take Care

  • On 26 January 2010 at 17:32, Blogger Melissa

    Wow, lucky you, super mail day! I love those scissors too. I got A but not B...now I'm wondering if I should get B as well!

    Those photos are wonderful and make me want to be there NOW!

  • On 26 January 2010 at 18:15, Blogger Lois

    What lovely scissors and what nice giveaways to win - congratulations!

  • On 26 January 2010 at 21:19, Blogger Kim B

    Gorgeous scissors! And fantastic wins! Lucky you!!

  • On 26 January 2010 at 21:26, Blogger Patti

    Carol you are very welcome, and I'm glad you liked the replacement to what I originally stitched - it really was my pleasure. I love the scissors and am waiting for two pairs myself now.
    Patti xxx

  • On 26 January 2010 at 21:29, Blogger stitchinfiend

    What fabulous prizes to win. Love the hearts and sissor fob that tassel is gorgeous.

  • On 27 January 2010 at 06:27, Blogger Michelle

    Wow, you are lucky indeed! I love the threads - we do not get them here either.
    Thank you for the beautiful pics of Canterbury.

  • On 27 January 2010 at 06:45, Blogger Kathy A.

    Oh those scissors are stunning. I must check into where they are available here.
    Lovely gift from Patti. I have been on the receiving end too and she is incredibly generous.

  • On 27 January 2010 at 09:05, Blogger SilkLover

    I order the C & D Scissors from Yuko. She is fast, and I love my scissors! And they are sharp on top of being pretty.
    Congrats on all your winnings!

  • On 27 January 2010 at 14:09, Blogger Yuko

    Yes, I noticed that stunning Hannah!!
    Did you finish her??
    Now I'm stitching "sew Patchwork", it's so fun to stitch!!
    I hope I can finish like Valie's!

  • On 28 January 2010 at 22:38, Blogger angelasweby

    Carol, your scissors from Yuko are so pretty. I'm hoping to be able to put an order in soon.

    Wow well done for winning the wonderful threads, you really are a lucky girl. There's endless potential in those gorgeous colours.

    The little ornament from Patti is lovely and beautifully finished. What a shame about the first piece. I've had that happen several times so i know what it feels like!

    Lovely photos of Canterbury. What a beautiful city. Glad you had such a nice time,
    Angela xx

  • On 30 January 2010 at 19:43, Blogger Suzanne

    I have ordered some of Yuko's scissors and I can't wait to receive them.

    I love the giveaways you received, how lucky of you to win them.

  • On 31 January 2010 at 00:51, Blogger Dani - tkdchick

    Wow you've recieved some beautiful stuff in the mail!