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Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Scissor Fob Exchange from Cari



Today I have received this wonderful fob from Cari for the exchange that was held on FGBB along with this pretty card you can see above. I was lucky enough to be sent these lovely Gingher scissors as a gift with the fob, they are my first Gingher scissors :)) I got some extra little gifts as well and am really delighted with it all, Cari's stitching and finishing is perfectly lovely!




If you take a close look at the tassel... you can see it is actually made up of silk ribbon, chenille type thread and the thread that was used for the fob. The cording is plaited, not twisted, the whole thing has alot of attention to detail and you can really tell that Cari has put alot of effort and thought into doing this for me :-))) I am over the moon !!




As you can see from the picture above the back has been personalised with our names and the year, just lovely isn't it :-))) Thank you very much again Cari :-))

I have been having a good time since my last posting...that night we had friends round and it was a very late night their DD and DS stayed for a sleepover to. The next morning (Sunday) it was such a nice day with some now very rare good weather so we decided to take advantage and have a day out. We drove to Ullswater in The Lakes about and hour and a half from us, starting a Pooley Bridge we got on one of the Steamers. The one we were on was called 'The Lady Wakefield' it had just recently been re-commissioned and is a beautiful boat, smells lovely too with all the new wood in it.

On The Lady Wakefield


We got off at Howtown to do a walk not that I am a regular Hill Walker but my DH is and he has wanted us to go with him for ages. Knowing we had Hamish and our two little ones with us I knew it was not going to be too strenuous or high... unlike some of the Munros I have done with him like The Tarmachan Ridge in Scotland and The Cullins on The Isle of Skye!!

View up Lake Ullswater to Pooley Bridge


View down Lake Ullswater to Glenridding


View across the lake our Green and Pleasant Land


Hamish on top of the hill


We all had great fun on Hallin Fell this hill is known as a Marilyn, Wainwright, it only took about 25 mins to get back down it (or run like Batman with your jacket up in the air if you are under a certain age ;-). The weather was good to us with no rain but the sun did keep going in and out as you can see from the pictures. Hamish had his first swim at the edge of the lake on this trip too, don't think he went much on it after he got completely wet! All pictures are clickable except from the boat.


Enjoy the rest of your week with happy stitching and thank-you for your visit :-))

Take care!

25 Comments:

Blogger Nancy said...

What a gorgeous fob (AND scissors!). I love the way she has made the tassel with the ribbon. Your photos of the scenery are breathtaking.

4:09 am  
Anonymous Dianne said...

Cari did a beautiful job on the scissors fob! And Gingher scissors too! Wow-I just bought my first ones within the year and they are so nice.
Look your photos with that glorious scenery-lucky you! Hamish is a cutie!

4:56 am  
Blogger Barbara said...

A beautiful fob indeed, love the colours! Thank you for the pictures...glad you had a wonderful time.

6:28 am  
Anonymous Cécile said...

Beautiful fob and your the pictures of your walk are wonderful

7:25 am  
Blogger Leena said...

It's a lovely fob. The fob you stitched for Marie is so beautiful too! I love the scenery photos, what a wonderful place!

7:49 am  
Anonymous VavadesNeiges said...

I'm happy you've had a great time
Thank-you for sharing these wonderful pictures - Amish is so cute on it :)
Have a nice day

8:58 am  
Blogger KarenV said...

I love the fob from Cari, especially the tassel! I'm going to have to steal that idea, I have loads of different types of threads and ribbons that would work well with this.

Lovely pictures too, sounds like you all had a great time!

10:43 am  
Blogger bunnyhead said...

That is such a pretty fob!

12:16 pm  
Blogger Vonna said...

What a gorgeous fob! And all your pictures are beautiful! And that Hamish...what a handsome chap he is!

12:50 pm  
Blogger Barbara said...

That fob finishing is truly exquisite - I really, really love the tassle done with silk ribbon and chenille. Too cool!

Hamish is such a cutie! :) And those pictures of the landscape make me yearn to travel.

1:43 pm  
Blogger Carol said...

What a pretty fob - congratulations!!! And the scenery - wow!!! Hamish looks like he is having a wonderful time!

2:53 pm  
Blogger Carla said...

Beautiful fob! Love the tassel!!!

5:52 pm  
Blogger Susimac said...

Gorgeous fob and tassel.
Love the walk pictures too.

6:36 pm  
Blogger Patti said...

Gorgeos fob and tassel. They are just lovely and I loved the walk photos too and Hamish is sooooo cute!

8:37 pm  
Blogger Nicki said...

What a gorgeous fob. Cari does really lovely work :)

And thank you all the photos of the Lake District - gorgeous. It's been years since I've been there. It's such a beautiful bit of the country :)

11:13 am  
Anonymous Stefania said...

You have mada a lot of great jobs: many compliments from Italy.
Stefania

11:51 am  
Blogger sammyjo said...

i love the fob and im glad you've had a great week, the cards lovely too.

sammyjo

3:01 pm  
Blogger stitcherw said...

Gorgeous fob, what a lovely treat to get, I love the handle on the scissors as well. Glad you had fun on your outing, your pictures were beautiful.
Sue

5:49 pm  
Blogger Hazel said...

What a beautiful fob and such a nice colour. I love the Lakes and have been there about three times this year and we are going again next month! xx

7:08 pm  
Blogger Michelle said...

What a gorgeous fob! The photos are beautiful too!

8:01 pm  
Anonymous Cari said...

I'm so happy you like it Helen! Thanks so much for your kind words everyone...I love the pictures too, especially those with Hamish who I'll bet is a real character!

XXXX
Cari

8:27 pm  
Blogger Katrina said...

Love the fob, the ribbons in the tassel is a nice touch. Gorgeous scenery picks and your dog is a sweetie.

1:52 am  
Blogger Sharon said...

Gorgeous fob! Great pictures-thanks for sharing them.

6:54 pm  
Anonymous NatQuebec said...

Wonderful fob and pictures !

4:04 pm  
Blogger Von said...

I'm such a big fan of silk ribbon and I love how Cari used it in the tassel of your wonderful fob!!

Enjoyed seeing the lovely green English countryside - such a contrast to the landscape here. :)

2:07 am  

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