I’ll admit that I spend more than I should on cross stitching charts but I’m not usually one to buy expensive things if there’s something else that will do the job just fine. I remember back many years ago when I first came across Gingher scissors. I had always used rather inexpensive scissors when sewing and quilting and then . . Ginghers! They were so great. My grandma sewed and for Christmas one year, I gave her a pair. She loved them and was so careful with them and when she gave up sewing, she still had the box and all the packing material and she gave them back to me. I’ve kept those scissors in that same box and I think of her often, but for sure when I see that little box.
These are the scissors I use every day for my stitching. I think I ordered them from JoAnn or somewhere – very inexpensive – like maybe $6/pair. They had to be fairly inexpensive because I ordered three pairs of them. It was probably one of those times I needed something to add to the order to reach the free shipping point. They’re small but not too small. They’re sharp. They have a curved tip, perfect for cutting close when I’m trimming a pin stitch. They’re all I need . . but . . I had been seeing the little Cohana red scissors on floss tubes and Instagram pictures and I really wanted a pair. For over a year, I’d tried to get a pair but they were always gone before I could get them.
The other night I was watching Rachel from Needle & Flax on her flosstube. She mentioned that she was now carrying a few pairs of Cohana scissors so I stopped watching and hurried to her website and was able to get a pair.
They’re so pretty! I love them. Will I ever use them? I’m not sure – at least not til Oscar stops chewing. I could see him getting hold of that silk tassel!
I’m glad I didn’t stop to think about whether I should or shouldn’t buy them because they were sold out quickly. These little rascals can be hard to get.
They make me smile so that’s worth something, right?