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These scissors are the latest addition to my scissors collection. This lovely pair of ornate scissors are from Toledo in Spain and were made by the Tres Claveles company. They date back to the 1970s and are 3½" long with impressed leaves and fleur de lis on the handles and a blackened damascene pattern on the blade. They have already taken up residence in one of my glass frogs!
A few weeks ago our Stitch-n-Bitch group met up for an afternoon/evening firstly so that June could teach us how to make quilted pouches and here is my effort. I raided my fabric stash and you may even have contributed to this pouch as a couple of these fabrics were gifts from fellow stitchers/bloggers! The pouch is lined with the plain pink fabric. June makes the most fabulous pouches - I have a gorgeous one in black and white in my laptop bag which holds the charger and a mouse which she gave me a part of a birthday gift. I hope to make a few more of these in the future and, hopefully, will get more prolific with practice. The second reason for our meeting was to celebrate June's birthday - we had a lovely afternoon and evening with a Chinese takeout.
Lastly but by no means the least, Elisa of Old Ragged Threads has very kindly awarded me the Stylish Blogger Award. What an honour - thank you Elisa!
The rules of the award are :
1 Thank the person who has awarded you
2 List seven thing about yourself
3 Pass the award to 15 other stylish bloggers
Seven stitching related things about me:
1 I love to stitch miniature - usually on very high count linens (48 and 55ct)
2 I use Bohin 28 needles
3 I have a complete set of DMC threads (and spares) which I rarely use
4 I taught children's cross stitch classes in my LNS
5 My first design was a scissor fob which I made for my daughter
6 Despite having a very large collection of scissors I use the same pair of Dovo scissors
7 I have numerous UFO's and completed stitching awaiting framing/finishing
Now to give the reward to 15 other stylish bloggers. This is difficult as I think that everyone who takes the time out to blog deserves an award. In no particular order, here goes:
10 Chez Elisa
14 Tempus Fugit
The model for Sew Strawberry Fields is stitched and I need to 'finish' it. I have also made a new start on another design - not too sure about the name yet so this will be a surprise for both you and me!
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