Recently I shared a picture of some of my cutting tools and asked you for some tips on decluttering my sewing room.
Melinda from Purple Slob In Recovery had this sage wisdom for me:
'Ummm, if that's a pic of your scissors, then definitely you can let some of them go!'
I have decided to respond here so you can all enjoy my unique style of madness.
"Awww comon' I NEED all of those scissors!
There's the good paper scissors for pattern cutting, and the bad ones which are general purpose, even hubby's allowed to use the general purpose scissors. (Yes, one is a pair of cheap hairdressing scissors, they're sharper then normal ones.)
There's the three pairs of sewing shears, the super giant ones that are very purpose specific and the 2 others that should only be one pair but both do half a job each until I can afford to replace them.
There's the embroidery scissors which yes, I need to say goodbye to at least one pair but I often have one in the sewing room and one in my TV crafting box but until I cut something I'm never sure which are the newer sharper ones.
And then there are the snips. Snips that live next to the iron and in the yarn box and out next to the couch.
The other 2 are pinking shears - they are a completely different tool to scissors and they both have their own pinking shape.
Do we have to mention my vintage scissors and pinking shears?
(See above for the scissors, sorry, no photo of the vintage shears.)
How about my rotary cutter or the scalpel blades, surely they don't count? (Actually hubby has the scalpels now because he uses them more then I do, I just grab them if I need them. )
It would be like asking a woodworker to choose only one size screwdriver, or a chef to choose only one knife."
Okay. Maybe I'm not being rational...perhaps I need to give this some more thought. Melinda, I promise to try harder on this one.
I'm not starting the sewing room decluttering with my cutting implements though! Besides I use all of them.....a lot!