A Cut Above
Yesterday I bought myself a new pair of scissors. It isn’t because I don’t own any 😀 !
I have paper scissors, kitchen sheers, tiny appliqué scissors, pinking sheers… you name it, I probably own it!
I have my first pair of Ginghers that I still keep in their original box, and use on special occasions. Like when I needed an artsy self-portrait for our Threadbender’s blog (Click here to meet the members of this very creative group!)
A little corny, but I bet it made you smile!
I have serrated scissors that are great for trimming layers without shifting (I tried to get a pic of the serrated edge in the close up to the right).
I have duck-billed appliqué scissors that protect the fabric under the blade.
And I was even given a pair of scissors made to cut batting.
But the ones I use the most, and are by far my favorites, are my Fiskars™ “micro tip, easy-action” scissors.
They have been used A LOT!!! They have a spring feature that causes them to open automatically after you make a cut, which is really easy on the hands. The slide lock broke within the first year, so they are always open, but I don’t mind, because they are oh-so sharp. Or at least they were 😥
So it was time to treat myself to a new pair!
I can’t wait to tear them open. I will be saving them for close trim work – like when I do my Repliqué technique. But the old ones are dear friends and will live next to my machine for cutting threads and other simple tasks.
And one last thing – actually a warning:
Don’t use them while sitting on an exercise ball. I used to sew on one because it was good for my balance, but I had the misfortune of bumping my favorite scissors off the table and – you guessed it – that very sharp point punctured the ball and I ended up on the floor – LOL!
What scissors are your favorites! Please respond and tell us why!
And one more thing! I received an email from the National Quilters Circle website. You can learn all about them on their website: https://www.nationalquilterscircle.com/ . Their email said that I had been nominated for their “Best Overall Quilting Blog Award”.
I’m surprised and honored. They said in their email to me that I could share this info on my blog to continue to be nominated. If you like my blog, and are interested in participating, please go to: https://go.nationalquilterscircle.com/b13184/. Thanks!