Thursday, October 10, 2013

Scissors, scissors, scissors...


Today, over at pigtalesandquilts blog, Thearica posted about her thirty-two pairs of scissors...and about her friends at Kens Sewing Center where a lot of hers came from. Well, I don't have 32 pairs...but, I too have many more than I would have guessed!
Above are my yucky paper cutting scissors...and they cut tape too which makes a couple of them gummy.
 
 
These are my project scissors for hardanger work, crochet, applique, and embroidery and I keep them in a cup or with the project I'm working on. There are two pairs "missing" that are shaped like little fairies...but Aidan probably has them with her things...and I was not going to attempt to sift through all of her toys, books, crayons, etc. to find them...so we won't be counting those in this hunt. The brown handle ones came with my old Pfaff sewing machine some 30 years ago. And the one in the middle folds up so you won't jab your tote bag when carrying them! The ones I use most often have little fobs hanging from them...to help me locate them in my project containers.
 
 
These are my main scissors. You will note that there is only one pair of dressmaker scissors. They are Gingher, and I've never needed any other. Of course another pair just like them would be great! My little gold embroidery scissors are also Gingher. One pair I use almost every day and the other is my spare, never been out ot their box.
 
 
And these are my most recent purchases. They will be giftees and are so cute in their black on white and white on black handles. Total for me is 21 pairs...how many do you have?
 
 
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5 comments:

Thearica said...

I have a feeling I have a pair or two more hiding in dark places. lol

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh my - you ask a difficult question! I think I will take you up on the challenge though and will do a post on my blog with the results. Now I must go on a 'hunt' to see exactly how many I have...do I really want to go there???

margaret said...

you certainly have lots, could not say how many pairs I have as they are all over the place! I know the one pair I could not live without are my hardanger ones, must do some more as it is my favourite technique of all, maybe I will put a bit in my CQ in 2014

Marilyn said...

My goodness, I will have to do some serious scissor collecting to catch up to you and Thearica. I don't use my Ghinger dressmaker scissors much any more because they are too hard on my hands. I have several pair of Fiskars ones with the spring because they are easier on the arthritis. Ghinger didn't have that type when I bought them but I'd love to save up and get the Ghinger ones with the spring.

cq4fun said...

I haven't counted, but I do have one in every project bag, and there are quite of few of those, so I'm going to guess maybe 18 pairs? I, too, have used my Gingher shears forever, as well as the Gingher lion's tail and another embroidery pair. I can't resist scissors. They are cheaper than the shoes I used to collect - most of the time. I have two little Kai scissors (one's a back-up, just like your Gingher's!) that I absolutely love for next to the sewing machine, and lots of little cute ones in the projects - I like the fobs, too, or the little leather sheaths for helping me find them in the middle of all the threads. What a great post topic!