One of the things that I've found over the past couple years of cross-stitch blogging is that we stitchers *love* our scissors. We have pretty scissors and plain scissors. Short scissors and long scissors. Stork scissors and Santa scissors. Scissors fobs and scissors cases. Scissors frogs and scissors magnets. SO.... let's have a Scissors Scamper and show off our scissors stash!! : ) Which scissors have stories? Which are your favorites? Which ones do you take when you are traveling? Do you pack a different pair with each project, or do most of them just sit in storage and you use a favorite pair? Just link up your Scissors Scamper post below before April 30th, and I'll draw a name from all the entries to receive something fun. I haven't picked it out yet, but it will have something to do with scissors, you can be sure! : ) Be sure to link your post back to this one, so others can join in the fun, too!!
First, on a solemn note...
The Scissors Scamper is in memory of the cute green polka dot scissors that is pictured in the logo above. I used it twice and promptly lost it. I am so sad. I love polka dots! sigh.
Now on to happier thoughts!! : )
Here is my scissors stash! It's not huge, so I can show you the whole thing... : ) Each one has its own story, and I love them for different reasons. The first scissor I got was the little Ginghers on top attached to the scissors tag. I won it in a quilting shop hop... when I was still quilting a lot. I fell IN LOVE with Ginghers from that time on, so I bought the lovely green floral ones with my Christmas money later that year. These are usually my "go to" scissors, so I try to pack a scissors in each of my kitted projects so I'll actually use them all and they won't get lonely.
The cute scissors with red hearts are Dinky Dyes and one of my dd's favorites. I received them in an exchange package and she swipes them if I'm not looking. It's ok. I share well. (Most of the time...) : )
I also received the sweet pink breast cancer remembrance scissors in an exchange. I'd like to make a "pink" basket sometime and put them in it. They almost seem too solemn for me to use.
Another exchange gift brought me the plastic blue pair of scissors in the little sheath. You can see I already had a pair of pink ones like that. They are the SHARPEST little pair of scissors, and I love the little sheath. I actually had a blue pair, too. But my husband used it to cut open one of those hard plastic indestructible things - like electronics are packaged in, and it dulled it so it wouldn't cut thread anymore. I was thrilled to get these! I keep these attached to my Vera Bradley lanyard and use them when I'm stitching in the car or on vacation, or somewhere that I don't want to lose them. They are relatively inexpensive (maybe $5-$7??) so if I did lose them I wouldn't feel nearly as heartbroken as if I lost my Ginghers!
Here's all my Ginghers in a row. The ones on the left my husband got me for Christmas last year and they sport the only scissors fob I've made. I love scissors fobs. I need to make more of them. (The scissors tag doesn't count really. It's just a piece of aida and a piece of felt stitched together with the edges cut with pinking shears. It's fun, though, cuz it has my name on it.)
The blue Ginghers are my newest pair. I think they are so pretty... almost too pretty to use. I usually just look at them and say "Awwwww....". Then my workhorse pair, and my first pair.
I really hope lots of you will join me on the Scissors Scamper! I can't wait to see your favorites - your not so favorites and your accessories!! Here's a little logo if you'd like to use it on your post. Rather than just copying it, just right click on it (control-click on a Mac) and save it to your computer. Then you can insert it in your blog post like any other picture. Be sure to come back here and link up your post so we can all come
drool over admire your scissors stash! (And so you can be in the drawing for the prize, of course!!)
Thanks so much for stopping by! Scamper off now to do your post!! : )