I was rearranging and re-organizing my sewing room recently and started gathering up my scissors to decide which ones would hang on my pegboard, which ones would sit by my sewing machines, etc. Now I know someone who has this thing for scissors. I won’t mention any names but you know who you are.
As I put them onto my cutting table I realized that I had a whole LOT more scissors and rotary cutters than I realized. I said to myself “Holy Cow, I’m getting like Sharon!” (ooops, I mentioned a name) Here are some of my many cutting utensils:
I looked at them and realized I really do use them for different things. There are my fabric cutting scissors (don’t EVEN think about using them for anything else), my batting cutting scissors — and I have the same two categories for my rotary cutters. I have a special rotary cutter to use with my circle cutting template too. There are my little snip scissors that I keep hanging by my Pfaff and the ones I keep by my Featherweight. Then there are the ones I use for my crochet or knit projects and the little teeny ones for applique. There is the pair of scissors that I use for snipping around curves or into corners and that I will use for snipping the edges in the rag quilt if I ever get around to actually making it. Of course, there are the pink scissors with the flowers on them (small and large – they came in a set) . No real reason to have them except that they are pretty and I like them. I have my mother-in-law’s pinking shears, my Aunt Anna’s pinking shears and I now have my grandmother’s pinking shears. Truth be told, I never use them. They hurt my hands to use. I also have a couple pair of scissors that I honestly don’t remember where they came from but they are part of the family now.
Now, I am not so sure that I have as many pair of scissors as my bestest friend does but after looking at all the scissors and reflecting back on my thought of “Holy Cow, I’m getting like Sharon!” I realized that’s not a bad thing at all. She is the best friend anyone could ever have and if I am like her even in this one little way, well that is a very good thing.
Happy sewing everyone. And BFF, keep those scissors sharp so when I come to visit, we can cut things up and then sew them back together.
Bye for now all.