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Monday, 12 April 2010
Scissor fob giveaway **Edited**


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
Take care


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55 Comments:


  • On 12 April 2010 at 17:37, Blogger Kat

    What a lovely story about your cherry tree! Thanks for sharing it! I'd love to be included in your drawing. Thanks for the chance!

     
  • On 12 April 2010 at 17:42, Blogger Pike

    Please throw my name in the hat!

    Pirjo from Finland

     
  • On 12 April 2010 at 17:48, Blogger Patti

    Hi you

    I loved the story about the Cherry Tree. When I was a child we had a cherry tree in our backyard and i LOVED it and the delicate color of the flowers. I love trees with a total vengeance.

    Anyway I love your fobs and would love to be entered in your draw for them please. You are going to get zillions of replies on this email so I am not holding out much hope but I really want to be entered anyway.
    Lots and lots of love
    Patti xxx

     
  • On 12 April 2010 at 17:53, Blogger Jacqueline Korteland Boller

    Would love to win a scissor fob!! I love your pictures!!


    Jacqueline
    jkboller@juno.com

     
  • On 12 April 2010 at 18:18, Blogger Margaret

    Thank you for the giveaway! I loved the story of the weeping cherry. That is one of my favorite kinds of trees in the spring. I'd love to have one in our yard! Looking forward to seeing Sew Nautical!

     
  • On 12 April 2010 at 18:57, Blogger Jules

    Thank you for the Cherry Tree story and the giveaway. I would love a chance to enter! I will also post a link in my "Giveaways" section on my side bar.

    Julie
    frggygrl@aol.com

     
  • On 12 April 2010 at 19:20, Blogger dee

    I would like to be included in your drawing, Carol. Thank you. Dee d.bartrug@cox.net

     
  • On 12 April 2010 at 19:50, Blogger Paula C.

    I would love a chance to win one of your beautiful beaded fobs. Please add my name to the drawing and my email can be found in my profile if I should happen to win. Thanks =)

     
  • On 12 April 2010 at 19:53, Blogger Susan

    I loved the story about the cherry tree! How romantic!

    I would love to be entered in the drawing for one of your fobs - they are all beautiful!

    My e-mail address is affordyourpassions @ gmail dot com

    I am speechless about you stitching on 55ct linen. I don't know how you do it!

     
  • On 12 April 2010 at 21:01, Blogger Kathy A.

    What a wonderful story associated with your cherry tree. It makes it even more special.
    on 55 count - are you crazy girl? I didn't even know they made that count!
    Please enter me in your draw. drewsgrands@hotmail.com

     
  • On 12 April 2010 at 21:03, Blogger Karan

    What a lovely story for a beautiful tree. Pretty fobs. :0)

     
  • On 12 April 2010 at 21:19, Blogger Blu

    Please throw my name in the hat for the fobs.

    Blu.
    blu_bird_7@hotmail.com

     
  • On 12 April 2010 at 21:36, Blogger Farm Girl

    Hi Carol,

    I would be thrilled to win one of your gorgeous fobs. I love your beautiful photos. My e-mail is in my profile.

     
  • On 12 April 2010 at 21:49, Blogger valerie

    What a lovely story behind your cherry tree!

    It's so great to see Tommy again! I'd love to be entered in your fob giveaway.

     
  • On 12 April 2010 at 22:16, Blogger DonnaTN

    What pretty fobs! I would love to be included in the drawing. Your cherry tree story is wonderful. I bet it is so pretty in bloom! My email is ladybug8@bellsouth.net.
    Thank you for your generosity!

     
  • On 12 April 2010 at 22:23, Blogger Ruth

    The cherry tree is beautiful and I loved the story. You are fortunate to have one! Please add me to the drawing.

     
  • On 12 April 2010 at 23:11, Blogger angelasweby

    Carol,
    What a lovely story about the weeping cherry. Thank goodness it was saved, There is nothing as sad as losing a species forever especially one with such a romantic history. I love cherry blossom and the tree in our garden is just beginning to come into blossom.
    Tommy looks really happy basking in the rather shy sunshine. I wish it would be a bit bolder and come out for longer :>)
    Such lovely fobs. Please enter me for the giveaway.
    Thanks so much.
    Angela xx

     
  • On 12 April 2010 at 23:40, Blogger Carol

    Lovely story, Carol--cherry trees are so pretty...

    I would love to have a chance to win one of your pretty fobs--thanks so much :)

     
  • On 12 April 2010 at 23:47, Blogger Diana

    Isn't it nice that spring is here and the trees are flowering?

    The scissors fobs are very pretty and I would like to be included in the giveaway! diana.h@comcast.net

     
  • On 12 April 2010 at 23:54, Blogger Alice

    I love your pretty scissor fobs! Please enter my name into the drawing. allieoops1@hotmail.com
    Thanks for the giveaway!

     
  • On 13 April 2010 at 00:28, Blogger Maggee

    What a great story about the history of your tree! How many people know where their trees came from?? I bet not many! I would love to be entered in your drawing for a scissor fob. They all look beautiful!

    Hugs.

     
  • On 13 April 2010 at 00:40, Blogger Myra

    I love seeing Tommy out in the sun. I know he is enjoying himself. The fobs you made are gorgeous Carol and I would love to be entered to win one.

     
  • On 13 April 2010 at 00:47, Blogger Ellen

    Lovely fobs, would love the chance to own one. Love your cherry tree story.

    Hugs,

     
  • On 13 April 2010 at 02:35, Blogger Catherine

    I love the story behind your tree! Amazing history!

    I'd love to have a chance at one of your fobs - thanks!

     
  • On 13 April 2010 at 03:20, Blogger Clare

    I would love to be entered in your draw for the fobs.
    Clare

     
  • On 13 April 2010 at 06:39, Blogger Stitching Kath

    please add me to your draw.

    love kath

    kath.lang@yahoo.com

     
  • On 13 April 2010 at 09:54, Blogger icitea

    ...?? Your story makes me wonder if the cherry trees all over my city share the same story... Interesting.

    Please put me into the draw~ thanks .

     
  • On 13 April 2010 at 11:49, Blogger Lois

    What an interesting story connected to your cherry tree.

    I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. the fobs are gorgeous.

    ofneedlesandpins@googlemail dot com

     
  • On 13 April 2010 at 15:34, Blogger Loraine

    What wonderful fobs! So cute. Love the story too.
    My e-mail is on my profile. :D

     
  • On 13 April 2010 at 15:50, Blogger VALIE

    Wouldn't it be pushing it too far to ask to be entered in the draw ? I think it would !!!
    I love the story of your cherry tree and I hope to be treading a carpet of petals when I come to yoru house !
    Hugs,

     
  • On 13 April 2010 at 16:50, Blogger Deb

    I would love to be entered. I have tons of scissors but am not accomplished enough to learn beading to make fobs! Thanks for the chance. My email is in my profile.

     
  • On 13 April 2010 at 18:13, Blogger Amanda

    Great story about the Cherry Tree! Your photos are great.

    I would love to be included in your scissor fob giveaway.

    Thanks!
    Amanda
    amandasneedlenook@gmail.com

     
  • On 13 April 2010 at 18:52, Blogger Marjorie

    Lovely fobs--please include me in your drawing.

     
  • On 13 April 2010 at 22:14, Blogger Lisa

    Oh wow... a tortoise. He is stunning. We used to have one when I was a little girl. Where does he sleep at night?

    I'd love to be included in your giveaway for a scissor fob, they're really pretty. I will admit I've tried to make my own... it's something that I won't be sharing pictures of on my blog & will stick to stitching from now on...LOL

    Lisa
    lisa.i.gillies@googlemail.com

     
  • On 13 April 2010 at 23:02, Blogger Kim R.

    I'd love a chance - please enter me, Thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

     
  • On 13 April 2010 at 23:56, Blogger Lindsay

    Love the sorry about the cherry tree and a big hello to Tommy.

    Please throw my name in the hat, my email is in my profile

     
  • On 14 April 2010 at 06:53, Blogger Eulalia

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    I would love a chance to enter!
    Eulalia from Spain.

     
  • On 14 April 2010 at 14:05, Blogger Solstitches

    I love the idea of strolling through a delicate pink carpet of cherry blossom.
    Lovely giveaway prizes. I'd like to enter too please.

     
  • On 15 April 2010 at 00:57, Blogger Melody

    Carol, what beautiful fobs! I'd love the chance to be in your drawing.

    Thanks so much!
    Melody
    mmheck@verizon.net

     
  • On 15 April 2010 at 02:42, Blogger Patty C.

    Please enter me in your giveaway
    (I too have a giveaway on my blog
    pccrafty.blogspot.com if you would like to enter)

     
  • On 15 April 2010 at 12:43, Blogger Terri

    Wonderful fobs, I love the rose quartz. territoman@comcast.net

     
  • On 15 April 2010 at 13:14, Blogger Sheila

    L would love to entered for one of your scissor fobs.
    sheilarbales@gmail.com

     
  • On 16 April 2010 at 16:24, Blogger Emese

    Hi! Lovely scissor fobs, I would love to get them : )
    emese_czimbalmos@hu.ibm.com

     
  • On 17 April 2010 at 15:40, Blogger Jeanie

    I would love a chance at your wonderful giveaway too, please :)
    Thank you !
    nur_april@yahoo.com.sg

     
  • On 18 April 2010 at 02:45, Blogger Jayne P.

    Love the fobs!
    Jayne
    jmp0127@yahoo.com

     
  • On 18 April 2010 at 12:25, Blogger Ukka

    What a fun giveaway ~ I love anything for scissor on it! I'm in, in your lottery!

     
  • On 18 April 2010 at 16:06, Blogger CalamityJr

    What lovely fobs - and since I don't own even one, I'd be thrilled to win one! Please enter me in your drawing.

    Mary Jane
    calamityjr@sbcglobal.net

     
  • On 18 April 2010 at 22:31, Blogger Pilar

    Beautiful fobs. Please, enter me.
    Hugs

    pdeisidro@vodafone.es

     
  • On 19 April 2010 at 03:30, Blogger arlette

    Please, please, enter me in the drawing for the fobs, I don't own any yet, and I'd love to win one of the ones you're giving away. Love the cherries flower, I loved the story!

     
  • On 19 April 2010 at 03:34, Blogger Marsha

    Tommy looks quite happy soaking up the sun. I hope it warms up soon for him to stay out at night and moon bathe.

    Love the cherry tree story. Hope yours lasts forever.

    I would love a fob. How nice of you to have a giveaway.

    kruzesoap@aol.com

     
  • On 19 April 2010 at 10:26, Blogger Ann

    What a wonderful story about the cherry tree!

    Please enter me in your contest. I'm pretty sure my email is in my profile, but just in case it isn't here it is:

    ann(.)bergeron(at)gmail(.)com

     
  • On 20 April 2010 at 19:38, Blogger LindataxPA

    I would love to be included in the drawing for the scissor fob giveaway. Your blog is so much fun to read. lalabbw@aol.com

    Linda B in PA

     
  • On 21 April 2010 at 22:41, Blogger PacLight53

    Having lived in the UK for 16 years, I came to understand and appreciate gardens in a way I never had before. Lovely story--and yes I'd like to enter your draw--many thanks.

     
  • On 22 April 2010 at 01:51, Blogger Dee L

    I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. Your blog is always fun to read.
    Dee
    lucasd329@gmail.com

     
  • On 22 April 2010 at 08:14, Blogger omashee aka Barb

    Carol, love your blog! Please consider me for your giveaway.
    omashee at msn dot com