I think it's time for a little giveaway so, as I was making some scissor fobs, I made a few extra. As the picture shows there are three fobs, one with rose quartz, one with jade and one with amber beads. All have heart charms at the bottom. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post only together with an email address if it is not shown on your profile. No email address - no entry - sorry but I do not have time to search for you if you win! You have until mid-night (GMT) on Friday, April 24 to enter. Good luck! There will be 3 winners.
**Edited** There are comments being left without email addresses - you will not be entered so if this is you - please comment again. I don't make many rules - in fact this is the only rule so please, please leave me an email address if it is not shown on your profile. You have to be in it to win it!
The cherry tree has now blossomed. This tree was given to us by my sister the Christmas before last and is no ordinary cherry tree, it's an 'Iford Weeping Cherry'
and has a story to it. This tree was first discovered on an expedition to China by Harold Peto, one of the UK's foremost plantsmen of the 20th Century. A romantic at heart, Peto planted the trees on the terrace of his famous house, Iford Manor in Wiltshire so the branches would shower the pathways below in a carpet of delicate pink flowers for the ladies of the house to stroll through ...
After his death in the 1930s, the house fell into disrepair and the tree was lost in the encroaching undergrowth. Re-discovered after the 2nd World War, the current owners lovingly restored the house and garden to its former glory but only during the 1990s did they come across the 'Iford' Cherry. Savaged by time, the only remaining living branch was saved by Will Sibley, a world renowned 'grafter' and, with his tender care, this fascinating story has a very happy ending. Having managed to propagate six new trees from the original branch, a further 1700 were ready to take their place in gardens across the UK and our tree is one of them!
And, lastly, a little hello to Tommy sunning himself in the border! It's still too cold at night for him to stay out all night so back into his box he goes!
I am stitching on Sew Nautical but it's taking a little time as it's on 55ct linen but suffice it to say, it's pretty and I am enjoying the challenge!
Thanks for visiting
Labels: Garden, Giveaway, Tommy