Thursday, 28 May 2015

Generous Fiskars!

This morning I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of Fiskars and in particular one young man by the name of Asher who is the Trade Marketing Co-ordinator here in Australia. I met Asher in person at AQC in April and he again showed how generous this company is at my lecture. I am sure there would have been over 100 people present and every single person walked away with a Fiskars gift from rotary cutters to scissors - so, so generous and all gifts were wrapped individually as well. I have been using Fiskars scissors for as long as I've been making my appliquéd quilts and especially these that used to be called Softgrip. The scissors are now marketed as Floral Garden snips and can be found in the garden section of stores, but just ask your local quilt shop to get them in for you too. I think when I bought mine many years ago they were in a scrapbooking section of a large stationery shop! Just one pair has cut out literally thousands of my raw edge appliqué pieces and all while cutting fusible appliqué paper and fabric. Mine have never needed sharpening and are still sensational! I love the wide handles - so comfortable especially for arthritic joints and the points get right into areas of my intricate work…...
And I have also been using a Fiskars lopper and secateurs in the garden for many years as well.  Anyway enough of my promo…….just have a look at what came in the mail just 15 minutes ago!……


 Yes….Fiskars have been in business for an incredible 365 years and this is the celebratory gift pack I just received! I am excited beyond belief…….a new pair of scissors, some brand new secateurs and a new kitchen knife that I have desperately needed!


 There is also a book of the history of Fiskars in Finland that I know I will thoroughly enjoy too……..



 I have never received such generosity from a business (apart from Tim and Jim at Curzons) and I know some cynics will say it is advertising for the company but I say they deserve my support. I have never approached any company or ever asked for anything so this has truly blown me away. It is easy when it is a product you truly believe in because it hasn't let me down! Thankyou so very much Fiskars Australia! (and Asher). Isn't this just lovely in  our world of greed and profit mongering?….I think William Morris would have been impressed too! I am one very lucky girl!


7 comments:

  1. I bought a pair of Fiskars dressmaking scissors (like your gift) and rotary cutter when I started quilting and I still love them. Last year I asked DH to buy me one of their garden forks for Christmas....as I was sick of bending forks and breaking handles....and it is the best garden fork ever! I will now look for a pair of those "garden snips"....but only to use in the sewing room! I havent seen them before, but I will now be on the hunt...thanks for the heads up!

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    1. You will not regret buying those scissors Sue! x

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  2. I love my Fiskars products - snips by the sewing machine and great little gardening tools. I was thinking about them, probably most people own some Fiskars bits and pieces yet it seems to be a low profile company. I guess the product stands for itself.

    Glad you got a lovely surprise Michele. I always say "you can never outgive a giver" and we all know you are the most giving person. Enjoy.

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    1. I had no idea they had been going for so long too! Thanks again Alison x

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  3. That is my go-to brand. Congrats, Michele.

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