Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A ‘Fob’ulous Day!

When I woke up yesterday morning,  dawn was just starting to break and a light rain was falling.  After plugging in the coffee pot, I then opened the patio doors leading to the backyard to let Mac, our Westie out.  I don’t usually follow him out until after the coffee is ready, but for some reason, I did.  I happened to look over to the birdhouse where we have house wrens as guests.  They checked in about three weeks ago to set and stay for a while.  Two days ago, I heard some feeble ‘peeping’ coming from the house, so I knew that their young-uns had hatched.

To my utter dismay, I saw that there was a gaping hole in the second house next to where they had made their nest.  The front of the house was missing!

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I presume that during the night, the cat that I had shooed away earlier in the evening had jumped from the top of the fence where I had seen him, onto the birdhouse and somehow the face plate became dislodged.  I found the piece on the grass just in front of the pole.

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Thank goodness momma, poppa and babies appear to be okay because their nest is in the adjacent house to the left.  Many sorties were made by both parents during the day to collect food to bring back to the nest…and no sign of the dreaded cat.  Everything seems to be okay this morning as well.sunflrdivx

I don’t know whether the bird/cat incident threw me off or perhaps it was the dreary day but I just was not in a sewing frame of mind.  I can’t sit around doing nothing for very long when I got this this ‘fob’ulous idea!

I haven’t made any scissor fobs since last Christmas and after having a ‘fob’ulous time playing with my beads and charms for a couple of hours, here are the fruits of my toil! 

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Would you like one?  If so, just leave me a comment and I’ll let the random number generator do it’s thing and pick three winners on Thursday, June 17th.  If you come up as ‘no reply’ meaning that I can’t reach you by email, then your name will passed over and we’ll spin the wheel again.  I will gladly post internationally.  And if you spot one that’s your favorite, mention that as well and I’ll do my best to accommodate. 

Scissors need their own ‘fob’ulous jewelry…don’t you think?

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After having a ‘fob’ulous time making fobs, I also set aside some time to prepare and cut out the pieces for the Between Charming Friends Quilt Along.

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Darlene from Quilting Daze designed this “Between Friends” quilt and Kelly from Cotton Charm Quilts is hosting the quilt along.  It’s still not too late to join in.

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I am using ‘Dandelion Girl’ by Fig Tree Quilts not only because I had two charm packs in my stash but because I ♥ these fabrics as well.

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This Friday we begin week 2 of the quilt along.  Another Christmas present in the works perhaps?

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Have a ‘fob’ulous day and as always…

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

101 comments:

Annie Davis said...

I love your scissor fobs - they are great!

luv2quilt2 said...

I love the scissor fobs. Thank you for the opportunity to win one.

Sheila said...

I'd love to win one of your scissor fobs , they are really cute .That is a really cute quilt you are going to make as well .

Shelley said...

What a fobulous giveaway! Gotta love the red one of course!!

The Patch Craft said...

Wow they are great i love the pink one, it would go with my scissors.

Sharon Stewart said...

The bird fob of course. I love the birdies and how creative you are.

Mayleen said...

Your scissor fobs all look great! I don't have one but have often thought I need one.

lorir said...

Would love to have one of your scissor fobs. Another one of your talents??? Love Prudence. Hope all the birds are o.k. Beautiful day here in Stittsville. loriryan@rogers.com

Jeanette said...

Lovely scissor fobs. I have a few pairs that need fobs so i'd love to win one. Jeanette

Terry said...

I'm so glad your birdies are OK! And the fobs look great! I've been meaning to make some of those but never have. Winning one would be wonderful! Thanks for the chance! :0)

Tudy said...

Yes scissors need pretties too. I would be thrilled to win one of them. I really like the one that is second from the right in the bottom row but any of them would please me.

Lynn S said...

I'm glad you followed Mac to the bird house! Love your special doll and the music I listen too on your blog. So very cheery. Please enter me in the scissor fob drawing too. Thanks!

Erin in MI said...

What a great idea for a give-away! I love them all - but if I had to pick a favorite, I think I like the yellow one with the large heart charm the best - gotta love lampwork beads! Thank you for offering these :)

Margaret said...

I'd love to win one of your scissor fobs! They're so pretty!

Nancy said...

that spool and button are the cutest!!

Heckety said...

I love your word 'fobulous'- it makes me giggle! I like your fobulous fobs too- even one with a bird! Where did you get the little charms at the ends? I've not seen those sort of things here at all. I'd sure love to win one- but I'd probably giggle too much to ever attach it to the scissors!

I'd have been upset at the state of the birdhouse too, so not at all surprised you were- there's Nature and then there's 'a fighting chance'.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh...that cat is such a stinker! I do enjoy when the kitties come visit but boy do I get on them for hassling my hummers.
Oh look...all your pieces cut out and to the RIGHT size. Hee!!
Of course I'd absolutely love to win a scissor fob and they are all so darned GOOD that picking one would be hard. Do you sell them?

Melinda said...

Great scissor fobs, I would love to win one. If I had to choose, I would pick the red one but would be happy with any of them.

Sherrill said...

Oh, I'm so happy the birdies are OK and they 'encouraged' you to work on 'fob'ulous things!! Thanks for the giveaway--they're beautiful!

Mar said...

All look so pretty! If I be lucky enough to win one I wouldnt mind wich one! blink blink

Linda said...

I've always liked beads and charms, but determined not to allow myself to get into them... yet another thing to begin spending hard-earned money on! So, thanks very much for offering us this chance to win a pretty fob. My favorite is the red beaded one with the sandal. It's how I like to imagine myself, even if I don't measure up - bright and carefree.

Peaceful Piecer said...

If the cat continues to be a problem you can cover your post with stovepipe so the cat can't climb it. Love your fobs!

Barbara said...

Down time and you creat pretties and I created a mess. When you rearranged your sewing space.....I knew that it was past time for my to get busy and sort, clean and rearrange my space. Well......I am not sure at this point if I will ever be able to create again. This isn't near as much fun as the day you had. So glad that momma and daddy are ok and taking good care of the little ones. Our neighborhood terror ( a BIG gray cat ) finally got caught in the cat trap that my neighbor set out in his backyard...well time to face that mess I have. You have a great day!!

Carol said...

Cute! I would love a chance to win. I like the one with the button the best. Your quilt is going to be so nice with Dandelion Girl fabric.

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Maggey and Jim said...

We too have a nest of little wrens. I love watching them and hearing their chat as I near the nest.. Love the fobs and would cherish any of them.
Maggey

Kathy H said...

I love your scissor fobs. my favorite is the red beaded one with maybe a flip flop as the charm. Thanks for sharing them with us.

TJ said...

Those are so pretty. Thanks for the chance to win one of these. I'd personally go with any of them, but the Breast-Cancer awareness has a lead for me. :)

free indeed said...

I would love to see you do a tute on how to make these...I would love to make my own, but just don't know how to tie off ends to make them look professional. I like the gold one top row or the aqua one bottom row.
I was thinking of doing that qal as well, but I think I'm over booked as it is...but I sure like that little quiltlette! If I have doubles on a charm pack, I may just jump in anyway!

Wendy K said...

Glad the birdies are ok :)
I love your scissor fobs, they're all really cute...I'd love to win one, but if I don't, can you show us how you made them with a tutorial?...is that tooooo cheeky?? ;))
Have a fun day :)
Hugs Wendy x

Anonymous said...

Oh my...........your scissorfobs are absolutly the cutiest things, especially the one with the bird on the bottom. I read your thoughts everyday........I wish I could get as much done as you do.!!

I was so disappointed in you not getting your dream home that you found. Maybe one day!

my e-mail is cmgs_kc@yahoo.com, I don't know how this comment comes to you.

Keep us posted on your life, you are a very talented person, blessed you are! Karla

Monica said...

Cute fobs! It's my opinion that you can never have too many of them...especially if you like going to quilt retreats.

Darlene said...

Well, you already know I love scissors - teehee! And, my scissors love jewelry so having one of your fobs would be 'fob-ulous'. :-) I'm not picky I'd just love to one.

Oh, your "Between Charming Friends' fabric choice is terrific. I'm so glad you're quilting along with us.

Susannah said...

Hi Kaaren, I would love to win one of your "fobs". They are very pretty and I have thought one would be nice on my scissors. Thanks for this give-away. It is very kind of you.

Susannah
jogrady001@rochester.rr.com

Robin said...

Hi Kaaren, those are wonderful scissor fobs. I love the one with the button but then I like the one with the little bird, the one with the heart is wonderful......they're all great. If I'm lucky enough to win, I'll be happy with any of them. Thanks for such a great give-away.

Darlene said...

I can relate to the bird story as I have been experiencing that minus the cat but add an adorable lab into the picture. :) I "heart" your scissor fobs!

Sara said...

Your scissor fobs are so cute. The pink ribbon one is especially sweet.

What Comes Next? said...

I'm so glad the wren family is okay! Your fobs are fabulous - the turquoise ones would be my favourites!

Denny said...

I would love to win one of your lovely scissor fobs. Love the music on your website - reminds me of my teenage years.
Denny Shaw

Mrs. JP said...

Those scissor jewels are fabulouso and they would also be cool cell phone charms.

Anonymous said...

Great job on the fobs! I'd like a red or white one if I win.

Marie in Oregon
mariebeers@msn.com

Gerry said...

Sometimes Nature is not that great for our peace of mind. Glad to hear that all is well with Mr & Ms Wren and Family. :^)

Love your blog, love your music, love your Fobs.

Hugs & ♥♥♥s,
Gerry

ShirleyC said...

First, I'm glad the little birds survived. I spend many hours watching the birds from our patio.
I love the scissor fobs. Yours are really unique.
(clarkclay@bellsouth.net)

Robin C said...

Hi Kaaren,

Happy Tuesday. I'd love to win one of your fobs, they are very pretty. Glad the birds survived. I think I'm going to have to join the charmed quilt thingy. You're making a cute one!

Dj said...

I love scissor fobs. All of my scissors have them. Thank you for sharing!

sawn61 said...

Glad to hear there are others who love their birds as I do.Pop thinks I'm silly at times over "My Birds".All of your fobs are lovely.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, your scissor fobs are stunning! You have inspired me to try my luck at making one myself. Thanks for a wonderful, inspiring and motivating blog!
Elzaan (elzaan.nieu@gmail.com)

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hjansonius said...

Thank you Kaaren for the opportunity to share in your day. I love the scissor fobs and appreciate the chance to win one. Marge

Deb said...

I love all your scissor fobs and would love to be entered. I have a million pairs of scissors (okay, maybe not that many - LOL), but never make fobs!

And saw that quilt and have thought about joining in. I'll have to see what I have fabric-wise to work with!

Carol said...

the fobs are wonderful and would be great for retreats and sew-ins with my bee. the red one is great as well as the brown one next to it--but all are fantastic. understand the situation with the baby birds. we are on our third set of baby Eastern bluebirds and we always fear something will happen before they can fly. birding is such a fun part of our day.

Liven said...

I love your scissors fobs and want to take part in the give-away:-))
Its so fun reading your blog....
greatings;}

Mandy said...

Those fobs are beautiful! I've never seen any like that before :)

I have tons of beads from when I use to make sun catchers... but that was a long time ago and they're just sitting somewhere. You have just sparked some creativity in me again!

Kathryn said...

I'd love to win the green fob with the bird. Kathie L in allentown

Darlee Byron said...

So lovely!! My fave is the centre one on the top row - brown beads.

Sabine said...

Hi Kaaren, your fobs are really pretty. I like the one with light pink beads and the heart at the end :-)
Best wishes from the Netherlands

Rita said...

I love your scissors fobs. Thanks for the chance to win.

~Marica~ said...

I think you fobs are so cute and want to had a chance to win one :)

hjansonius said...

Your fobs are beautiful
Marge

Patty said...

Very cute fobs, they're just fobulous
I'm glad to here that momma,daddy and babies are doing fine.

Just Ramblin' said...

So glad your little birds are ok. I hope the cat stays away! Your scissor fobs are really cute. Thanks for giving us all a chance to win one. Nola

Miriam said...

I am very pleased those birds are safe!!
Cute fobs! Thank you for the opportunity to win something you made. :)
Thank you for the link to the quilt along.

Sue-Anne said...

I am so pleased the baby birds survived the cat! Hopefully he got a fright when he dislodged part of the birdhouse and wont be back.
Your quilt is going to look lovely in those fabrics.

Julie said...

so glad the birds are still ok kaaren.
your fobs are gorgeous, as usual.
xox

Diane said...

what a great idea! I love the scissor fobs-Love it,Love it! Have been following your blog-love the font and look of your site-love your hair-(looks like mine) and I am so excited about your generosity!!! Thanks you and God bless you

paula, the quilter said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Scissor fobs are such a great idea.

julieQ said...

Yes, please, may I be included? Thank you so much!!Turquoise for me!

Anonymous said...

You are so talented. Would love the chance to win one of your scissor fobs. Thank you.

Darlis

Pam said...

Oh my gosh I love the scissor fobs!! ...what talent you have!!

Lina said...

'Fob'ulous giveaway! I love turquoise and coral jewelry, so the fob with the button charm would be loved the most. But I think they're all great!!! Thank you for hosting this giveaway.
snuginmyden@yahoo.com

sewprimitive karen said...

Glad the bird family is OK. How nice to give away your pretty scissor fobs; especially like the bird and the star block ones.

Patti L. said...

I love your fobs, they are beautiful! I am really drawn to the blue with the button charm and the tiger's eye with the star charm. Maybe you could do a little tutorial on making them! I have no idea how to start! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sharon -- said...

I love your scissor fobs! I've never tried to make any, but they are adorable. Please enter me in your giveaway for the fobs.

Thanks.
Sharon
Starlight Primitives
myfolkart@live.com

Prim2Pink said...

What darling fobs! It would be hard to pick the best one (they are all so cute) but I think I would choose the aqua with the spool of thread charm.
I haven't started on my quilt in that quilt-a-long yet. I better get on the ball before I get to far behind.
Judy

Orcsmom said...

Oh how I would love to be a proud owner of one of your original fobs!!! I am glad to hear that the birdies are ok!! Darn cats! :-)

Hugs!!

Pam

Janet said...

I would be thrilled to win any of them. They are all really lovely.

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

They really are "fob"ulous! And you are so very generous! Thanks so much for the chance - I would love any of them, but my favs are the birdie or the heart!
Thanks again,

Deb said...

Karen, so pleased to hear that the wee baby birds or their parents weren't hurt when the front piece went missing off the house. Whew!
Love your scissor fobs, they are great, and definitely, scissors do need their own bit of glitz!
hugs Deb

Brenda said...

Oh Kaaren, I love the Dandelion Girl fabrics! I bet your quilt will be darling. If it weren't pieced, I'd join the fun...but you know me and piecing, we just don't get along, LOL!
I meant to ask, are you coming down to VT this Summer???? You MUST LMK. We have to get together if you come. I'm deciding on whether or not I will book a room. Last year I drove both ways the same day and it was exhausting. This year I think I will stay, even if I have to go alone. Might be fun...huh? LOL!

Kristy said...

I would ello v eee (love) to win one of your fobs! :0)

polly said...

I'd love to win one of your scissor fobs! They are great!
What a great idea! Thanks for the chance

Audrey said...

I love all of the scissor fobs and would love to win one!
Audrey
audreybretz@gmail.com

Saved Sinnr said...

LOVE the fobs!!! What a great idea for filling in little snippets of time ... and SEW creative! Hope I win !

Janet said...

Whew, the birds are ok. Glad there was a happy ending, I was holding my breath for a moment.
Your fobs are fabulous, love the charms on the ends of them. I think you are going to have a lovely little quilt there with Darlene's pattern, it's a good one.

Juicybear said...

Great to see how you enjoy your garden, just as much as I do mine:-) You make great scissor fobs.
Best wishes Anneke ^..^

Jennifer said...

Hope the birds are OK! Aren't your fobs lovely, the autumn tones are so pretty.

Lori said...

What a fantastic craft project!!! I'd love to win one your beaded fobs. I really like the turquoise looking one.

So glad the tweets are ok:)

House of Mouse said...

I love the scissor fobs...thank you for the opportunity to win one. I love any of the sewing related ones....especially the spool and needle. I love your blog and can't wait everyday to check for new posts.

My best,

Anett

Joyce said...

Kaaren,
I visit your blog daily, and enjoy all of your FFF's. I love the scissor fobs you crafted and thank you for the chance to own one.

Cherie said...

Wow, the fobs are terrific and I agree, scissors need jewelry ;)

Heidi said...

Oh no Kaaren! I made you a fob with a charm just like one you have there. Okay new idea time as I will use it for a giveaway instead. :-)

How fun! I am doing the Between Charming Friends QAL too. I am cutting fabrics but not as fast as you. Of course, being sick this week and then going out for fun today does not help.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Rumi said...

Great key fobs. You are too clever!

Glad the little ones survived the cat attack! Whew! that was close!

mieke said...

I love all your scissor fobs, but my favorite is the one with the breast cancer label on it. Coming June 26 we have a local walk (15 or 25 km's) for pink ribbon.
Mieke from the Netherlands

Lizzie said...

How clever of you, I love the little bird one. Glad your little birds in the nest box are ok.
Lizzie
xxx

Anonymous said...

Would love to win any of them! Diane

dmcl.lecompte@comcast.net

Elyte said...

Love to be in the running for a fob. They are all cute and I do not discriminate.

kathy said...

Very nice looking fobs. I would love one.

vonnie said...

Here i am....kind of shy, but hoping to win a scissors fob! Thanks for the offer!

SheilaC said...

Your fabrics for the quilt along are great ;) I love that line too.

And I would love a fob!!

SheilaC

Jantine said...

Those fobs are great. Sometimes you just need time to make little things which are very satisfying. Red is my favorite color. Love the button one too. Actually you do the choosing, that is just too hard!

Siobhan said...

Love the scissor fobs, Kaaren! You are a woman of many talents. :) I will enjoy watching your progress on this quilt, since I love all things Fig Tree. :)