After reading Needled Mom's post about all of her scissors, and Thearica's post that inspired it, I was curious to see just how many scissors are in my house. There are two categories of scissors here: scissors for cutting fabric, and scissors for anything else.
Using scissors for cutting fabric for any other purpose will dull them. In order to protect my scissors for cutting fabric, I have stashed scissors in many places in the house so they will be easy to find. Hopefully, easier to find, for anyone looking for scissors, than my scissors for cutting fabric.
|My desk drawer|
|In my sewing room, for cutting paper|
|Sweet little stork scissors, |
for doing hand work, near the television
|Kids' scissors, for taking on airplanes|
|That hole under the kitchen counter, |
where phone books used to die.
|The kitchen drawer|
|The other kitchen drawer|
|In the cabinet with gift wrap|
|Decorative edge scissors, in the craft closet|
|In Ralph's desk drawer|
In my sewing room, there are scissors for cutting fabric.
None of them are particularly special, but they are sharp, scissors for cutting fabric, and I try to keep them that way. I think this may be the year I ask Santa to bring me some really awesome Gingher sewing shears. Unless I win some from Thearica's give-away!
|Pinking shears, too-stiff shears, thread snips, and large shears.|
In the meantime, I'm putting the finishing touches on another quilt. Machine-quilting in an all-over pattern using metallic thread, and I think it looks great on this jewel-tone quilt! I'll show you when I've finished hand-stitching the binding.
*Central Coast Quilters presents: Sun, Sea, Sew!
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Saturday, November 2, 2013. 10:00 to 4:00. Admission $3
211 Vernon Avenue
Arroyo Grande, CA