Friday, January 01, 2010

A New Year and New Stash

I think just about everyone would be in 2010 now. I hope you've all celebrated in a good way and still have the mind to remember it all. It was quite hot for our New Year's Eve which left you feeling a bit lethargic. I had a few drinks of wine myself, and then got on the net to place a stash order with The Silver Needle's New Year's Eve Sale. Not a good combination. I ordered more than I should - again!

Meanwhile I received the other day an order I placed with Anita's Little Stitches before Christmas. It included scissors and fobs.

Swarovski Scissor Fobs

I got the pearl, pink, lavender, and red. The stones in them are a bit bigger than I thought they would be, but I still like them.

A few more scissors to add to my collection.

Kelmscott scissors - Tudor Rose, and Elizabeth 1
Sullivans Heirloom - Antique Silver
Bohin from France - Middle Age

Favourites here are the Tudor Rose and Middle Age. Tudor Rose are so tiny, they're gorgeous! The Middle Age are lovely to handle.

I also got a couple of Dovo scissors which are made in Germany. One with a black satin Teflon finish, and the other a red and blue finish. I thought the red and blue would go with an Americana fob that I would have in my stash to make up. These scissors are both lighter in weight to what I thought they'd be.

Out of the fobs my favourite ones are the pearl and pink.

I haven't started any new stitching yet. I need to work out what I want to do next. I'll have to go have a look through my stash and see what jumps out at me.

May we all have a very productive year of stitching!


Nina said...

What a great start of this year to you! New stash, hmmmm, yummi!
All of your new scissors are so beautiful!

Susimac said...

Lovely scissors and fobs - I have 2 of the same pairs (Kelmscott) that I treated myself too before Christmas. I have a pair of Dovo scissors and they are so lovely to use and keep incredibley sharp.

What did you get from Silver Needle I'm curious to know LOL

Catherine said...

What lovely items you chose! I love the scissors and fobs!! Have been looking at some of those myself, but haven't made the purchase yet!

Jane said...

Su, I've ordered some With Thy Needle And Thread charts, SB Sail Away kit and a few of their buttons/fabric for some charts I have. Also some Homespun Elegance, Country Cottage, Witch scissors, and a few other bits. Maybe they won't have everything and it won't be so bad! I'll post when I get the order in the mail.

Nancy said...

The fobs and scissors are lovely! How fun that you placed a stash order on New Year's Eve. I look forward to seeing what you stitch in 2010.

A very Happy New Year to you!

Katrina said...

All the fobs and scissors are so pretty. Can't wait to see what you got from the Silver Needle. I love ordering stash :-).

Happy new year!

Melissa said...

Lovely fobs and more scissors! I've been thinking of getting the Sullivans ones...oh the fun never ends!

Email to follow today! Cheers!

Nicole said...

Beautiful fobs and scissors!!! I have those black dovo's and they're my all time favorite scissor. They're so nice to use! Enjoy all your new stash. Love the new blog look too! :)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What beautiful fobs! I got a new pair of dovo's from Rob for Christmas, just love them! Happy New Year, Jane! I always look forward to your posts and beautiful pictures.

Blyn said...

I am drooling over your scissors..fobs and stash..beautiful! Its hard to imagine being hot since it is -22 right now at my house..funny. :)Happy New Year!

Lee-Ann said...

thnaks for your comments Jsne, have you made a decision yet as to what you are starting ??

Lee-Ann said...

whoops..a bit late to be posting..meant to say

thanks Jane


Nieves Mª said...

Me parece maravilloso todo lo que hace.Desde mi rincón de Castanedo ,España,¡¡Feliz Año ¡¡.Mis mejores deseos y la seguiré visitando´NievesM.

stitchinfiend said...

What beautiful fobs and I agree the pearl and pink ones are just beautiful and so elegant.

Cari said...

Oh Jane, what lovely new scissors and those scissor fobs, oh my they are just beautiful.

Happy New Year!

Erna said...

Hi Jane, I've been reading your blog for a while and I love reading it.It even motivated me to start writing again.I'm also a scissor adict.My greatest wish is the Tartan Scissor ( I love Scotland.)
Happy New Year and please keep on writing and stimulating.
Erna (Amsterdam)

Maggie said...

Hello JANE, i just found your blog, and it's wonderful! i have to say that your 2 fur babies are just beautiful!! As is the stitching you do too :-)

JOLENE said...

What beautiful fobs....and those scissors are awesome! I love the black Dovo ones....they are on my wish list. Can't wait to see what fun project you decide to stitch next. Your photography is always so beautiful.

Loraine said...

I am beyond jealous! What perfect Christmas presents for yourself!

Susan said...

All those fobs are gorgeous! Just beautiful!