Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Guest #51 Come on over and meet Kelly Scissorhand!




( pssst, Kelly has no idea I did this...
but I don't know anyone who is more scissor obsessed
with such a keen sense of humor as this lady is...
Sew I know she will love it....or I hope she does...lol)

Thank you Madame Samm for inviting me to participate in this amazing Wantobe Quilter Campaign. (ok she may no be thanking me now) lol (editors note)

I am  Kelly Jackson and I am the owner of  I Have A Notion (IHAN).    Before I opened IHAN, I was a scissor fiend...and now I'm even worse!  These are all my personal scissors and just the ones I could grab quickly from my sewing area.  I'm hopeless I know :)


I thought it might be interesting to share with all of you the scissors, rotary cutters and a seam ripper that I frequently use while I am  quilting, embroidery and sewing.
 The rotary cutter I use the most frequently is, My Comfort Rotary Cutter 45mm Ergonomic Right of Left Handed Customizable Handle .  This rotary cutter was designed to go with the TrueCut Rotary Cutting System and comes with a grooved disk that fits the edge of the rulers.  I removed the guide and I use it with all my rulers.  I find this rotary cutter keeps my wrist from getting tired, it opens and closes very easily and I like the weight.  

The other rotary cutter I keep on my cutting table is the 45mm Ergonomic Rotary Cutter by Olfa.  It is the yellow handled rotary cutter on the upper left.  I like the shape of the handle and the weight, but it takes a little more effort to open and close the safety lock.
The Famore Titanium Ergo Spring Action Snips (bottom left)  ares harp and lightweight.  I keep these right next to my machine for snipping threads.  For all my sewing errors I love my Famore Seam Ripper (un-sewing tool).  This baby makes all other seam rips dial 911!  The best  Seam Ripper I have ever used.

The last pair in the photo above right  are  Fine Tip 4 1/2 inch Embroidery Scissors by Famore.  The tip of these scissors come down to a very fine point and I like that for embroidery, applique and snipping threads

Famore products are designed well, they hold their sharp edges and they are reasonably priced.
 
All of these scissors are made by Dovo Solingen and they are what I call my "heirloom scissors".  Dovo scissors are imported from Germany and IHAN only carries a few pair.  These are the scissors that will need to be discussed in my Will.
I love the handles on the first pair.  They are kept in my stitching bag and I use them for finer fabrics.  The Embroidery Scissors (second pair on the left) are indispensable to me.  They have the finest points of all scissors.  If you poke the tip of these into a tiny checked fabric you can actually cut out the little square without cutting into the rest of the fabric.  They definitely rock big socks.

The curved pair were purchased because of the fine curved tips and sharp blades.  I use them when I do Punch Needle Embroidery.  The handles are wonderful too.

The last pair I bought are the folding scissors.  After I bought them I put them in my pocket and walked around the rest of the day with a big smile on my face.  They were definitely shown to anyone interested in listening to me talk about my amazing find.

 See, they are so beautiful in their case....I just could not help myself :)

Weather I am doing some Machine Embroidery, Free Motion Quilting or using a friends Long Arm Quilter I use these scissors.
Famore titanium Ergo Spring Action Snips (top) and the  6" Double-Curved Machine Embroidery and Long Arm Quilting Scissors are perfect for these tasks.   The  Double Curved scissors are made with a sharper tip but Famore Cutlery has made custom scissors that are blunted on the tip to decrease the chances of accidentally sniping into fabric.  Now that is what I call excellent Customer Service! 

When it comes to applique scissors I am in love with Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Scissors Large 7 1/2" and her 4" Small Perfect Scissors.  Her scissors are micro serrated so the fabric does not slide or move when you are cutting your applique pieces.  The blades grip the fabric when cutting 5 or 6 leaves the top leaf is the same size as the bottom leaf...no slippage. When cutting larger pieces of fabric I no longer use sheers, instead I use Karen's Large Scissors because I have more control and the fabric does not slip.

The Dovo Embroidery Scissors are repeated here because they are excellent for cutting any fine details. 
I have found another pair of scissors that have very sharp points and don't cost as much as Dovo scissors (also pictured above).  They are Omnigrid Needlecraft 4"  Scissors and they are also excellent for applique and embroidery when you want a fine sharp tip.
These scissors are new to me.  They are Precision Applique Scissor 5in By Olfa and were given to me by Checker Distributors (During their Open House Event).  I have used them  for only a short time but so far I really like them.  They are light yet sturdy, have a nice fitting handle and they certainly are sharp. 
 
These babies, Batting and Fabric EZ Glide Scissor by Famore Cutlery, are my batting scissors. The EZ Glide scissors make cutting batting feel like you are cutting whip cream.  They have great extended blades and they fit nicely in my hand.  I recently took a  Free Motion Quilting class with Patsy Thompson and I thought I needed 20- 9" x 12" quilt sandwiches for practice.  Using my EZ Gliders I was able to cut those sandwiches lickety-split.  The bend in the blade makes it so much easier to get under the batting and the blades truly do glide through the batting.

Even though I use a lot of Famore Cutlery Products I do not have any stock holdings.  I also promise you it is not because Brint, the owner of Famore Cutlery,  wears the coolest scissor apron on earth. 


I met Brint when I attended my first Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, PA.  I remember walking up an isle and  I saw a guy wearing an apron covered in scissors.  Being a scissor fiend....I wanted that apron right then and there. It was fairly polite of me to let him know he should sleep with one eye open and all doors and windows locked. Thankfully he didn't call security.
Clearly NOTHING is safe at Quilt market....absolutely nothing!!!  Need some evidence...here it is :)

Taking "The Apron" took some planning but then again so did the Aurifil Thread Heist.
Getting in the way of my obsessions is not a good idea!  ROFL

Smiles,
Kelly


Editors note:
Does she just not cut you up? lol
No really, if you have not had any
dealings with Kelly, do sew now.
If you are thinking notions of any
kind, don't look anywhere else..
She more than likely has it..
Ask me. Kelly is one of our sponsors.
many of you have been getting superior
needles from her...


Sew in her honor...of course we have to give away Scissors..and I happen
to have one extra pair of Famore's....along with this sewing basket filled
with goodies..




Giveaway today is for EVERYONE!
(because who would not benefit 
from all of this?)




This sewing basket is from Colonial Needles
Presencia threads and embroidery finca...included too.
and the scissors are from Famore...
The book is from That Patchwork Place..
also added a pattern from Carrie Nelson
and a few fat quarters mixture to sweeten it up 
a tad more...

Want to win this beautiful package of notions..?
Please go to Kelly's and follow her...
and yes do follow here...

and let us know how many scissors you have?

and yes everyone and anyone can 
be included in the giveaways for 
the next couple of weeks..
Please be sure you are NO-reply blogger..
this is what you need to do...
  1. In blogger.com, click on Dashboard.
  2. Select Edit Profile.
  3. Check the box for "Show my Email Address."
  4. Save changes.


              Thanks goes out to Kelly, Colonial Needles, Famore Cutlery, Martingale and Company, Carrie Nelson and YOU, for leaving delightful comments for our guests and keeping us all in stitches sew we always have something to sew...

ATTENTION: There has been sew much traffic to FAMORE CUTLERY, we have crashed their site--they are working on getting it up...sew please be patient....OH My...over 17,000 hits today! 


p.s don't worry about leaving comments about your scissors..
I will not give the list to Kelly where you live...? lol
But she does know where I live...oh oh...!

340 comments:

  1. Hi Kelly thank you somuch for all the info on the scissors. I too am a scissor buff and since you asked Madame Samm I will admit to having oh at least 22 pair and I agree with Kelly about the Famore 4.5 inch scissors. They are sharp rite to the very tip and I love mine. Thanks to you Madame Samm for giving us such wonderful reads to wake up to and Thanks to all our sponsors for making our quilting time more pleasurable and easier then well let's just say back in the day...Take care and have a great day.

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  2. Great post. I am now following Kelly and thanks for all the information. I am a Stash follower and a Wantobe with Jane's Fabric and Quilts. I have a drawer that is called my blade drawer. In it are scissors, rotary cutters, exacto knives, utility knives extra rotary blades and just about anything that will cut. No one is allowed to use anything in that drawer. Gotta keep those blades sharp for fabric. No, no saws or hedge trimmers. I don't have any idea how many blades I have in that drawer. Must be a need for sharp things. I have never tried Famore scissors but would like to.

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  3. I follow you both! I probably have about 8 pair of scissors.

    I still would like some of those cute scissors in colors and shapes....grin. I'm a sucker for anything cute.

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  4. Who knew there were so many types of scissors?? I feel like I am missing out on something. There may be a dozen or so in my sewing room, and then probably another dozen around the house for paper or cutting up chooks. I need to look out for some of those lovely spring snips. Mmmmm....! Thanks for the great post.

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  5. Wow I didn't even know there were that many different types of scissors. I have 2 pair :)
    I follow both blogs. This giveaway looks fantastic. Thanks for the post.

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  6. Yikes, I have waaaay too many scissors around here. I'm sure I'm missing some in my count, but I have at least 15, I'm sure there's more.

    I already follow IHAN, and of course I follow the awesome Madame Samm.

    I am a wantobe from Team Lilypad Quilting.

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  7. I follow you both! So cool to see all the scissors! I own only about 3 pairs. One for fabric/thread, one for whatever I need it for, and one pair of embroidery scissors. Though I wouldn't be surprised if this number increases as I sew more :)

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  8. I follow both IHAN & Sew We Quilt - enjoyed all the info about scissors. I have about fifteen and always ready for a new one. Have to agree - those batting scissors are wonderful! Thanks for another great giveaway - I registered with Nan @ Pots & Pins.

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  9. OH MY GOSH -this is awesome!!!!
    I already follow Kelly & of course I follow Stash Manicure.
    (I am registered with Linda@straystitches) even though this is for everyone.
    It is amazing -I constantly think to myself -this can't possibly get any better-
    And yet it does
    Thank you to all of the sponsors
    (By the way, I have about 5 pair of small embroidery scissos & one larger pair i use for cutting fabric)
    GOOD LUCK TO ALL

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  10. Hi, This has been an invaluable tutorial for me, as I have osteoarthritis in my hands, and fingers, so good scissors and rotary cutters are SO important to me. Thankyou SO much for the telling me all about the various scissors and cutters that are available, I will definitely be buying some from Kelly, and I am a new Follower to her blog. My sponsor is Sue from Quilt Times, and I just love reading all the tutorials that you give us Mdm Samm! Fingers crossed (painfully!!) that I might win ...lol... No, seriously a great tutorial, and great info.
    Hugs n Blessings from Sue in Oz xx

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  11. Oh My Gosh! What an excellent review of the different kind and uses of scissors! I am ashamed to say I only have one very wonderful (recently aquired) pair of Favmore Fine-tip 4-1/2" embroidery scissors. Then I have several shame-faced pairs of no-name scissors that I rescued prior to closing our hardware store that were used for heaven only knows what, but how can one throw away a pair of scissors? I know that I will become the proud owner of many more as I grow into this quilting/sewing life that I see for myself. I am a follower of both Kelly@IHAN and you Madame Samm! Thank you and your excellent sponsors for another wonderful giveaway opportunity!

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  12. Kelly is so fun and sweet but I will have to say that I do not have NEAR that many scissors. I have 8 pairs that belong in my sewing area.

    The gift basket is great...lots of goodies in there!

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  13. Thanks for all the interesting information on scissors! It's a relief to know that my 13 pairs isn't actually excessive...is it?

    Great giveaway -- thanks for that too.

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  14. All right, I feel SO much better about my scissors. I have 6 pair in my immediate vicinity. One in the other room next to my stitching aand ok, 5 more pair in a drawer (Gingher designer series) that have not been out of the box. Oh, and the 3 pairs I gave to my daughters for Xmas (but I'm not counting them), and...that's enough for today :)

    My sponsor is atwillowtreepond dot blogspot dot com

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  15. Hello! Thanks for the scissor info! I'm following both of you! I probably have at least 20 scissors. One just wouldn't do! :)

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  16. Oooh it is good to know there are other scissor lovers out there! I will admit to having about 20 pairs of scissors (but I am not actually counting them as I am sure there is really many more than that LOL!). My favs are by Kai and I believe they were designed to cut apart sheets of rubber stamps (I bought them years ago when I was going through my stamping phase, and have not seen them since!).

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  17. Apparently,I have a lot to learn about scissors. Love the hair!

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  18. I 'm new follower of IHAN, and of course I follow Madame Samm.
    I have 11 scissors including rotary cutters

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  19. wow, that is alot of scissors and some very interesting ones at that.
    i think i will be on the lookout for some of those..... right now i have umm two pairs of embroidery, one with gold scrolly handles that i love to use. i have a heavy german pair of sheers that are used only for fabric. another lighter pair for non fabric. couple of rotary cutters of course. but my secret.... the scissors that come in suture removal kits. they are sooo sharp and have perfect tiny blades for cutwork, lace insertions, whatever... often we open a kit just to use the suture removers and the scissors get unused and tossed.

    thanks for the show and tell kelly, im heading over to your sight, and thank you again madame samm for our education and the fun stuff!

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  20. I had to sign up to follow Kelly's blog...she is a riot!

    My scissor stash is up to 12 pair, not counting all of my decorative scissors for scrapbooking I also have 6 rotary cutters. Thought I was a scissor fiend but am just a beginner compared to Kelly!

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  21. I had to take a picture of my scissor last year for a flicker contest with Pat Sloan. I have acquired a few more pairs since then. I am a new follower over at IHAN. I can count 26 pairs as of today. I even have those Batting scissors, they are so handy to have! Thanks for a chance to win, I think it's about MY TURN!!

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  22. This post was very informative for me! I only have a few pair of scissors specifically for quilting/sewing and 1 pair for cutting paper and etc (does not touch fabric). I have 2 rotary cutters and mainly only use one which is my favorite.

    I definitely followed Kelly's blog. I read a few of her posts, very interesting and glad I followed. Thanks! I've been a follower here for a while. :)

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  23. I follow you both. Sadly I only have 2 pairs of fabric scissors!! I guess I need to get with the program!

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  24. Thanks for a nice blog with good information! How many scissors can a woman have...??? I have aprox. 10 and I thought it was many - until I read this post. Im a follower here and on Kelly's blog - and I will love to win this giveaway!

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  25. 25? I think, but I'm not so sure. I tend to buy new ones everytime I'm in Finland, just in case...
    I'm a follower of Kelly and of course of Mme Samm.

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  26. I follow you both! I have 5 pairs of scissors: three small snips, large fabric cutting scissors and one pair of pinking shears!

    I am sponsored by Melissa of Happy Quilting.

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  27. 3 pairs.....one the kids keep pinching for paper - arrrrgh! Follow both Kelly & Here - fingers crossed :)

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  28. Fantastic post! Thank you so very much for sharing and I now follow Kellys fantastic blog too of course =)

    I only have 4 fabric scissors (and I love them all!), and I apparently defend them so fiercely that when my friends kids come over with friends, the first thing they tell them when we get inside is to "Not play with Marias scissors!" =D

    Is that a bad sign? ;)

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  29. Great post !! I 'm a new follower of Kelly . I think i have 12 scissors and 2 in the kitchen.

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  31. Oh dear, I've only got 15 pairs! I'm going over to Kelly's page now.

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  32. I'm a follower on both blogs.
    I have 3 "sewing-scissors" which I'm the only one allowed to use. In our kitchen we have lots of scissors - but they are always "gone" when we need them.

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  33. I'm a quilter following SM and Jennifer of Ellison Lane quilts. I liked the personal testimony on one of these as I've thought of buying it but wondered if it was really worth it. How many scissors do I have? I have about 12 sharp items in my studio...that I'll admit to owning! One more area of excess in the studio!

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  34. Terryb12387@yahoo.comOctober 12, 2011 at 4:29 AM

    and I thought I had a lot of scissors, I don't have one pair of those you featured. I want them, I want them all. I love this most informative very funny post. Love the hair too and that skinny body heh heh. Love to win this basket and I see scissors, yes please include me in the fun.

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  35. Great post (including the picture at the top) I only have6 pairs of scissors and 4 rotary cutters. I guess I am just a scissor novice even after 20 years of quilting. Kelly has some beautiful scissors. And I love some of the stuff on her blog about free motion quilting. I'm gonna go re-read that. I am following Kelly now. Thanks again.

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  36. Wow! After reading the article and comments posted I am feeling scissor deprived. I am counting 6 pair at my place and that includes my fingernail scissors and the kitchen shears. Loved the article. I am an avid follower of both blogs.

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  37. Subscribed with google reader to Kelly's blog, cute! I'm a follower here, and I have about 20 pairs of scissors :)

    Thanks.

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  38. I had no idea -- obviously owning only 3 pairs of scissors and one slightly dull rotary cutter has been holding me back. I now follow Kelly's blog because I definitely have a lot to learn. And I follow this one -- the last few weeks have been amazing! Thanks!

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  39. I have just a few scissors and for the record I count three, so that is not much. Lovely story and many thanks for the give-away. I love scrapquilts.

    Greetings
    Yvonne

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  40. As I said already on Kelly's comment, I will not reveal the right number of my beloved scissors just because I don't want to sleep with an eye open :))...somewhere around , let's say, 10 :D. Nothing interesting, isn't it ? :D
    Thank you for this wonderful give-away. Wonderful....

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  41. I have 1 very good pair of scissors that are hidden to keep them safe, a pair of stork embroidery scissors, a pair of small snips and 2 unpickers ( I guess that tells you I unpick more than I cut out lol!) Obviously I need to remedy my sad lack of scissors and cutting implements and will use Kelly as a yardstick to prove that you can't ever have too many pairs of sewing scissors.

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  42. what a good post to read so early in the a.m. ! I have about 20 pair of scissors ; can't go thru the house counting since my guests are still sleeping ! My favorite are my 8" stainless Ginghers (they are kept in the nice box/tin they came in & my daughter got them 1/2 off where she works ....!); they are razor sharp ; however , I have never even seen Famore around here , so I may have to look more now !! Or maybe , I will WIN a Pair !!! I'm following both blogs ; Kelly & MS : you are both fun !! thanks !!

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  43. I have four pairs of scissors. Not too many, but it works for me. :-)

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  44. What a hoot! I've often thought that you can never have too many scissors but Kelly may have broken that idea. :) I'd love to try out some Famore scissors. Roughly, I have 9 sewing scissors. I swear, those babies have walking feet cuz they never seem to be where and when I need them.

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  45. What a funny post! I'm a follower here and at IHAN. Thanks for a great giveaway; quite a haul! I have a total I think, of nine scissors, snips & rotary cutters.

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  46. Great post ,I am already a follower here and at Kelly's blog .I have at least 15 scissors , a gal can never have too many ;-0

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  47. Thank you for the chance to win. I have about 5 pairs of regular scissors and about 5 embroidery scissors.

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  48. I really had no clue that there were so many different types of scissors with different uses! I have 2 pairs of scissors, but neither is for sewing.
    This giveaway today is an awesome start to quilting----next to having a machine of course.....I need help with that too ;).

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  49. Well, let's see....I believe I have about 15 pairs give or take a few. Most are absolutely good for nothing!
    But I still hope that one day I'll pick one up and they'll cut like butter. Yes, I know I'm a dreamer.

    Follower here and follower there. Nan (Pots and Pins) is my sponsor!

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  50. Well, since I'm a Wantobe quilter (sponsored by JaneFabrics & Quilts), you shouldn't be surprised that I only have 1 pair of scissors for sewing. Now, there are 3-4 in our kitchen for everyday use & kitchen use!

    Brenda C
    bllcornish at yahoo dot com

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  51. Love the scissorhand photo! Thanks for chance to win - I own 2 pairs and 1 rotary. I guess I'd better start working on my collection!

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  52. Ha-ha! Love the picture! I have 4 pair of scissors and three rotary cutters. I follow you both!

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  53. I am a follower of Kelly's - just love reading her posts - especially the free motion quilting class she participated in recently

    just ~3~ more weeks, mme samm =]

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  54. Thanks for a chance to win that basket of stuff. I am a wantobe and only have a pair of scissors that I've owned for far too many years. Going off to see Kelly's blog now.

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  55. I'm all signed up and Jane's Fabrics is my sponsor. I have a thing for scissors also, maybe because I'm left handed and have been struggling in a right handed scissor world for a lifetime. The ergo left/right handed rotary cutter looks like an answer to my prayers.

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  56. I will try to count only my sewing scissors. The crappy, cheap, paper-cutting scissors that are found in various places around the house aren't worth counting. I have two rotary cutters (45mm and smaller, I don't know what size), my best Gingher's, two seam rippers, a pair I that came from my mother that are in serious need of sharpening, two pinking shears that also need sharpening, one really cute small embroidery scissors and one semi-crappy pair that I use to cut batting. I think that is ten just in my sewing room. Phew! I think I need more.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  57. I have many pairs of scissors (20? 25?) but very few of them are good quality. I've never seen Famore scissors but it sounds like I need to try them. I follow Kelly's always-entertaining blog.

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  58. I follow both your blogs. I have about 10 pairs of scissors.

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  59. What a great tutorial! Thanks for bringing that to us. I have counted ten cutting utensils in my sewing room. I think I need more. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  60. Great post! I don't have many pairs of scissors--just one big pair and a few small pairs that travel in my project bags (can you tell I'm a wantobe??) I am a follower here and of Kelly. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  61. Yep, Kelly has turned me into a HUGE scissor freak. I can say that the snips, the seam ripper, and the perfect scissors are the boom-diggity.

    I am a huge fan and follower of IHAN's blog.

    I can attest that you need to get the best tools you can, and scissors are VERY important tools worth investing in!

    Dear Madame, I ***love*** the pic you did of Kelly. Upon seeing it, you made me do amazing trick -- You made coffee come out of my nose!

    Love it!

    P.S. Have an awesome day!

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  62. I'm a follower of both blogs already! WOW that's a lot of scissors...I think I need some, I only have 3!

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  63. I have been following Kelly for a long time. I have ordered various supplies from Kelly. She is a delight.
    How many scissors do I have? Hmmm..I have 4 or 5. Unless you count all the "household scissors" then I have 12-15 pairs. They are just never where you need them at the moment.

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  64. Another great post, Kelly! Full of a ton of information! I have been a follower of Kelly for sometime! Very funny lady!
    I have only 7 pair of scissors counting my pinking shears!
    I am a follower here and I am a wantobe and my blog sponsor is Jane's Fabrics!
    Thanks to Kelly, Colonial Needles,
    Martingale and Company, Famore Cutlery, Carrie Nelson and Madame Samm!

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  65. I am a follower of Kelly already who is my Wantabe sponsor! Great post! haha. I think I only have about 6 scissors.

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  66. Thank you for another jewel of a blog. That was funny and informative. Signed up for Kelly's emails.

    I have 12 pairs for sewing purposes then there's the craft scissors (not as many). I figure this is low considering all the woodworking stuff my DH has in the garage!

    Have a great day! Carrie

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  67. To funny!I have 2 pair of scissors Im way behind kelly lol.Im a new follower of hers and I do follow you Samm!Loving this giveaway.I need to start somewhere and this is great.

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  68. Well shoot..I can't find the follow button on Kelly's blog...I'll have to look later and see if it appears.

    After this fun post, I am almost ashamed to say that I own only 2 pairs of sissors, a large one and a small one..LOL

    Thanks Samm and Kelly.

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  69. Asking a quilter how many pairs of scissors she has is a bit like asking her how many pairs of shoes she has! I honestly don't care to count either, but I'd love to win some more. I follow Kelly by email subscription by the way, I hope that counts?

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  70. I am now sure that I don't have enough pairs of scissors. Mostly because I cannot always find a pair when I need them.So, thank you for giving some away, I'm sure that Kelly will find some more that we will all need at Market this year. Thanks for a chance to win some.

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  71. What an awesome collection! Thanks for sharing. You know I have no idea how many scissors I have, should I include the ones around the house? If I include kitchen, paper, fabric, pinking...ummm about 15. Is that a lot? It definitely sounds like I have a collection myself. Thanks again for the interesting insight into a scissor collector. I'll be looking for the signs.
    Thanks once again for the wonderful giveaway.

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  72. I follow Kelly and here. Not a lot of scissors around here maybe 3 pair looks like I could definitely use some more :) Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

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  73. Good morning, Madame Samm!!

    Love Kelly's post, along with your editorial!! too cute!!

    I'm now following Kelly and you know I follow you! Visiting with Freda from The Adventures of the Empress of the Universe!!

    Hugs ~~ Suz
    inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

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  74. I am a follower of both blogs! Let's see I have about 5 pairs of scissors. They aren't anything special .... except for my one pair of famore's which I LOVE! This giveaway looks amazing!

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  75. LOL. I have about a dozen pair, but I MISuse them more than I use them -- cutting paper dolls, using them to cut thin wire -- Kelly would gasp with horror at the abuse!

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  76. I am a follower of both of you. I have about five scissors in my sewing room, and if nippers count, I have at least six of them in here too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. I don't know what the draw is but I also have lots of scissors. I believe I have around 25 pairs of scissors at least. I like to keep a small pair of scissors in each project bag and also anywhere I might sit to work on a project.

    I follow Kelly :)

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  78. I'm a follower of both! I have about 6 scissors. One can never have too many scissors or fabric!

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  79. LOVE KELLY! I agree, I just got my Kay scissors and love love love them. I also use those snips on a daily basis.....hummmm, where did you say Kelly lives? What a wonderful basket - thank you as always for your hard work and the opportunity.

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  80. Yep, I now follow Kelly. As far as scissors, I have 9 pair and have threated hubby that if I find him cutting coupons with the newest 2 pair i'd be cutting him!!!

    PICK ME!!! I need this prize!!!!!

    I'm a wantobe and sponsored by Kathy's Cottage.

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  81. I work in a sewing store and have never heard of Famore scissors! What an education! Thanks Madamme Samm for having Kelly explain so well how and what these scissors are used for. I own about 3 pair of scissors and now that just seems sad!!!lol

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  82. I need to get some new scissors and this post has been a great reference. Thank you. I am a follower of Sew We Quilt.

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  83. Oh my. I knew I was busted when I saw the title of this post. First, I have followed Kelly informally (lurked) for quite some time. That's now out in the open. Secondly, I can't begin to guess how many scissors I have. Most are in storage with our furniture but I believe I brought 6-7 pairs with me for the period of temp living -- which does not include 2 pair of household scissors. I actually hide my ginghers when we have workers in the house. If lucky enough to win, I'd definitely hide these too! Thanks. Jan

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  84. I follow Ihan and Madam Samm. I have at least 20 pairs of scissors, but that includes paper scissors . Those spring snips are dandy, but I do need the batting scissors. Thanks for the lovely giveaway, I registered with Knit? Sew?

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  85. I'm a new follower of Kelly's and I do follow here. Goodness....I only have two pairs of scissors and a rotary cutter. I am ordering a new pair this evening however. lol

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  86. Thanks for the giveaway! I only have 3 pairs of scissors :( I am a follower.

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  87. Thank you Kelly for all the great info that I need as a wantobe. I just finished by first quilt squares over the weekend so I don't have many fabric scissors. I have 2 Fiskar fabric scissors(straight and pinking) and 2 rotary cutters (28mm and 45mm).

    Thanks to my sponsor, quilting by dawn for showing me this blog and inspiring me to start quilting.

    Thanks to Madame Samm, you are wonderful.

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  88. Love Madame Samm's Scissorhands pic! Would love to win - thanks!

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  89. I have 12 pairs of scissors, although they aren't all in my sewing room. I have kitchen scissors, a pair for cutting hair, one pair for cutting paper, one pair of blunt scissors for the kids, 2 pairs for embroidery, and the rest are in my sewing room for cutting fabric and snipping threads, ect. :) Thanks for the give away...I believe I see my favorite thread amongst all the goodies. It begins with the letter "P".

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  90. I love Kelly's blog! I'm a follower there and it is a regular stop on my daily "blog check". Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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  91. Ooooh, yes please - every girl's dream, a decent pair of sharp, interesting scissors. Please consider me for your giveaway.

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  92. This was a a great blog and what a wonderful giveaway. I have no idea how many scissors and rotary cutters I have. Sounds like a great Sunday afternoon activity. LOL Thanks for the giveaway.

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  93. I have one pair for sewing. I already follow her. Nice giveaway.

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  94. I follow Kelly and you, of course. I may have 12 scissors - half for sewing which are kind of not sharp - and the other half for my needlework. It would be great to have a good, sharp pair of scissors - and probably for my sponsor, Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts. Thanks.

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  95. I have a large collection of scissors and think that I need more. I think all this hard work you have done on your blog is great. Regina C.

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  96. I follow both of you guys but I only have about 5 pairs scissors. I'm really behind. Guess I better get busy. Wonderful information about all the different kinds of scissors out there. Great giveaway too! Thanks for the chance.

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  97. I don't think my scissor collection is quite up to Kelly's but I probably have at least two dozen different pairs of scissors in my studio. I'm a follower of Kelly's; I love reading her tool reviews.

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  98. Thanks Madam Samm for this blog a great idea to discuss our equipment. My scissors are independents and do and go wherever they wish except for those kept hostage near my sewing "stuff" My sponsor is Stitchin by the Lake. agnespat

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  99. I'd be too embarrassed to tell you how many scissors I have - and I'm not sure I can count that high anyway. Suffice it to say that I have many, and the small scissors..like the embroidery size...they multiply like rabbits. But I love each and every one of them even if all I do is look at them once in a while. I haven't resorted to naming them yet so that's a good sign. :) And Kelly you failed to tell us how cute the scissors guy is. He would probably have a crowd at his booth even if his scissors weren't good - which they are by the way! Fun post! blessings, marlene

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  100. HAHAHA-She is so funny! I guess I'm behind in my scissor purchases-I only have 3 pairs! I follow Kelly, you am a wantobe and am sponsored by Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts. Thank you!

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  101. Hi! I follow you and I've followed IHAN for awhile :) I'm sponsored by Jennifer at Ellison Lane.

    I'm not sure how many scissors I have, but not many:
    I have my Kai stamp scissors
    Two pairs of polka dot scissors (one in snip size) but these are cheapo ones. one goes in my knitting bag.
    A pair of inexpensive fiscars that has FABRIC written on the side, and probably my best one, as the writing is honored.
    A "numbered" pair of Fiscars I got when I signed up to be a Fiscarteer and my husband used to cut carpet... yeah, those aren't so great anymore.

    Various crappy scissors that run around the house. I don't own any expensive ones except the Kai, but even they are on their last legs due to the sticky on the rubber stamp.

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  102. I think there are several kids scissors in the house.. but I won't count those. I have 4 for ME. One I bought for crafting that was used for other things, so well that is OUT. Then my pink handled scissors that I thought no one would touch since they were for fabric only, and men wouldn't dare be seen with pink scissors. Then my orange snippers that have the finest point ever (Fiskars), and my embroidery scissors. I could certainly use MORE!! Yes, freedom to buy more.. Where is that credit card??

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  103. I have 11. I follow you and IHAN. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  104. We've probably got dozens of pairs of scissors in our house, but the only ones I know will be where I put them are those in my sewing area. I've got about 8 pair in there right now. I'm a follower and joined Kelly's followers now too. Thanks for sharing! {Ellison Lane is my sponsor}

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  105. great info on types of cutting tools,If we call them tools can we have more just like the guys and their tool boxes. With out getting out of my chair to count them I think I have 20+ scissors/rotary cutters and snips, who knew we had sew many.... that could be why we do not count they when we see a nice shinny new pair of scissors that want to come home with us

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  106. It's me the wantobe again...trying to win some goodies for me and my sponsor (Jane's Fabrics). I really enjoyed reading the post today. I'm now a follower over at IHAN and of course a follower here. Thanks for the chance!

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  107. Thank you Kelly for all this great scissor information. The right scissors really makes a difference. I probably have at least 25 scissors but I see a few that I will put on my wish list. I'm a follower of Kelly's and here. Thanks to all the sponsors.

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  108. Hi Madame Samm... I have followed your blog for some time, and I just love it...:)
    I have about 12 scissors... may be more... I do not keep count... I enjoyed reading the information that Kelly had posted here... What eye candy the scissor man is... I would buy one of his scissors so I could chat with him... I am the new follower of Kelly's... I will be going there again to read what other goodies she has to say.... Auriful is one of my favorite threads I use... Hugs :)

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  109. Wow,thanks Kelly and Mme Samm,I'm not a scissor fanatic like Kelly but was surprised when I counted I had 7 pair of sewing scissors and 6 others.I do love my erogonomic rotary cutter from clover -I'd fight anyone who'd try to take it from me!!

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  110. Really? Is this a confessional? I have MANY scissors - probably upwards of 20 pair for everything from snipping yarn to cutting paper to fine fabric shears. I love and use them ALL! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  111. Wow, you are a cut up, aren't you. Thanks for sharing this wealth of information.
    Would love to win.
    My sponser is Dionn Stott of Quiltscapes.

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  112. Kelly is so much fun!! I love her blog! Thanks for featuring such a fun lady today. I probably have about 10 pairs of scissors in my sewing room - none of which I am crazy about.

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  113. Followers! Yes!

    I have about 5 or 6 pairs of scissors and 3 rotary cutters. I like having that many so I can find at least ONE pair when I need them.

    glen: If you saw my sewing room you would not even wonder!

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  114. Loved the post!! I think the forklift picture is great; that's a lot of thread! And I learned a lot about cutting implements.
    I am a follower of both places. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  115. Looking forward to following Kelly's blog. Who knew reading about scissors would be enjoyable!

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  116. Following Kelly's blog. I really don't know how many pairs of scissors I have, not that many . . . Maybe 9 or 10 embroidery scissors fabric scissors scissors in my knitting bag(s) hmmm maybe more than 9 or 10. thanks for all the work that you do on this site.

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  117. I have been a follower of Kelly's for a while now, she never disappoints, great reviews! As far as how many scissors I have, who knows but I can never find a pair when I need them. I have a few pairs that I have just worn out, so this is why I need to win new ones.
    Thanks for the chance and thanks for the great post.

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  118. YES, we love scissors. They need to be in any place I may sew, rip out or even clip coupons. I have over ten (not counting rotary cutters) that I treasure. Any time I go to a dollar store I add to my stash of paper cutting scissors.
    I'm a big fan of both of your blogs....it's the humor and info.

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  119. Great post!
    I have over 20 pairs of scissors - mostly ex surgical scissors, some are better than others if you know what I mean!
    I follow you and Kelly and my sponsor is Dawn

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  120. I only have 3 pair of scissors and 2 rotary cutters... I thought that was enough before I read this :-)

    ~ meagan
    SnippetsAndYarns@gmail.com

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  121. I love a pair of scissors too! I have maybe 6 pairs in my sewing room and 3 other pairs of household scissors!

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  122. I now follow Kelly too. I own many pairs of scissors -maybe 25. They are both fabric and paper scissors. I use 3 pair for quilting. One can't have too many pairs and I'd love a new favorite! After visiting Kelly's blog, I spent some time at her store - ohhh nice! My sponsor is Marlene at Stitchin by the Lake. ~Jeanne

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  123. This is Kim, a wantobe quilter, sponsored by Marcia's Crafty Sewing. I really enjoyed this post and look forward to following Kelly! Did my count and for sewing and crafts I have six cutting utensils, most of which were gifts from my mom! Great day all!

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  124. This was a very interesting post, especially as I am contemplating purchasing new scissors! There are at least 6 pairs of 'paper' scissors in the house. In my sewing room there are 6 pairs of various sizes and types, and two rotary cutters.
    I follow here, and at IHAN, and I am a quilter!

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  125. I am following Kelly. I have 5 "active" scissors in my sewing area of different sizes, plus 2 back-up in a drawer. I also have others in the house for kitchen duty, scrapbooking, etc. Can always use another pair!

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  126. I've been asked why I still have scissors from my childhood. Thanks to Kelly, I now know....and it's okay. I enjoyed your post.

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  127. And I thought I had too many pairs of scissors! I started counting in my head and quit at 15 and that doesn't count the pairs I have all over the house! I also always made sure everyone had their own pair so no one would use my sewing ones!

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  128. I a follower of both blogs. I think I have about 8 to 10 pairs of scissors floating around. Most are in my sewing room and sewing box. Would love to win another pair. I am sponsered by Jane's Fabrics.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  129. Ooo, such a nice collection in that basket. Following Kelly now - loved the FMQ thing she did yesterday - quite inspiring.
    Scissors - don't ask! 3 pairs of nicer fabric only scissors (2 were in the drawers of the machine I inherited from my grandmother.) Who knows how many pairs of paper/misc. scissors since I also scrapbook and used to sell the supplies. Oh, and those little folding scissors for snipping threads and such - at least 6. You know how it is - I lose a pair, buy another, lose that one, buy one - find both of those in project bags when organizing UFO's - LOL. Oh, and 2 pair of kitchen shears, but you probably weren't really thinking about those.

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  130. Thanks so much for the great info on these cutting edges items. I have 7 pairs of scissors that actually cut and too many to count that won't. I know I can make room for a good pair.

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  131. I'm just new enough to actually need these !!
    Thanks for all the info too !

    VanessA

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  132. Uh-oh...Kelly already knows where I live, as I have gotten a few pair of scissors from her already! But, those applique scissors look interesting! I don't have nearly as many pairs as Kelly, but looking around - I have more than I thought. about a dozen within reach that I use all of the time! yikes! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  133. I am a follower of both blogs! I love those batting scissors! I must get....

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  134. I have 2 pairs of sewing scissors, one pair of kitchen scissors, and 2 pairs of paper crafting scissors. I also follow both blogs

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  135. I am a regular follower of both blogs :) How many scissors? Ummmmm...... Ten! But if you include household and kitchen scissors.....a total of 16. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this great giveaway.

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  136. I enjoyed this post!! I need to expand my scissors -- only have 2 sewing scissors (that I guard from everyone else)!! Thanks!!

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  137. love all the scissor advice... I have lots of scissors... 6 or 8 pairs on my sewing table, 4 more next to the ironing board, 3 pair in the laundry room, at least 1 pair in each of my 'class project bags'... I've been collecting them for over 50 years but I have no idea how many in total!!! let's just estimate it... several dozen!

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  138. Only have 1 pair of scissors! And need a rotary cutter something fierce. I'm a Wantobe follower and my sponsor is Diary of a Quilter.

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  139. I am a wantobe, sponsored by KELLY! I have 3 scissors, plus 2 rotary cutters, and I agree that you can never have enough scissors!

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  140. Amazing! I have... wait, let me count... at least 12 pair of scissors, including shears, pinkers, kids', but not rotary blades. Oh yeah, 1 of those.

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  141. hi Im a wanna be ane this is fantastic and now a follower of IHAN and Kelly and sponsored by Kd Quilts

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  142. Oh I LOVE Famore scissors! I only have one pair - bought during an applique class taught by Beth Ferrier. I have a couple pair of Ginghers, including my snips. And I have a pair of folding scissors, but they are not nearly as nice as Kelly's! Would love to win these along with all the other goodies!!! Also joined Kelly's blog - always happy to find a new blog to follow!

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  143. Scissors, big ones, small ones, applique, stork, duck bills, etc etc, I love em all. Were would be be without our scissors, and yes, we all have threatened our family members if they ever touch our sewing scissors, haven't we?? :-)
    Brint is a scissor expert who has brought new life to my scissors more than once. Great post, makes me want to collect even more of these darn things! It's a sickness I tell you! hahahaha

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  144. Everyone needs lots of scissors, especially when hubby takes them outside to use cutting the gardenia bush. Ms Marlene from stitchinbythelake sent me.

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  145. I am a follower of both your blog and hers. I have a pair of pinking shears, a pair of blunt tip kids scissors and 5 other sewing shears. And yes, my family know they are off limits to them. If they need something cut, I will do it for them.

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  146. Great post - without a detailed 'search', I would say I have at least 12 such instruments (not counting the broken ones in the office that my husband refuses to throw away.)

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  147. I own 15 pairs of sewing scissor that I can think of off the top of my head. Unfortunately, none of them are Famore, but I would surely like to try some!

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  148. I think I've 8 pair of scissors (assuming there aren't more I've lost at the moment), but I think I need a few more after reading this posting... Enjoyed hearing about the different scissors--guess I'm going to have a long list for Santa this year! I'm a follower here, of course, and already a follower of Kelly.

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  149. I about 18 pairs of scissors, some are very old.
    I follow IHAN.
    Great post today. Love the scissor apron.

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  150. Yes, I think she has an obsession. no excuses for not being able to find what she needs, though. I have one pair of fabric cutting scissors and a generic seam ripper with a red handle.

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  151. Oh, love hearing from Kelly; been an IHAN follower for quite some time. I only have about 8 scissors, but now that I read Kelly's post, my wish list is a lot longer! LOL Thanks ever so much to the lovely sponsors!

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  152. I recently bought a new pair of scissors from a company called KIA. Slightly serrated edges and they are the best I have ever used and I have used the cheapest and the most expensive so I am a good judge. I liked them so much I bought their rotary cutter. All the rotary cutters in my drawer can't hold a candle to this one. I love the pictures of all the cutting implements in your blog...is it okay if I do the same in mine. Pam

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  154. I've been a follower of Kelly for a few months now! Love her blog! Scissors - how long do you have? I have the new KKBuckley's in both sizes, a few pair of Ginghers, a few pair of Fiscars, a few pair of cheapies for paper cutting, a pair of Blooms, two pair of pinkers with points, a pair of pinkers with scallops, three Olfa ergonomic rotary cutters in all three sizes, two Olfa rotary cutters with the straight design, a few cheap rotary cutters for cutting paper... and the list goes on!! I also use scalpels (sp?) for ripping out seams! They are CHEAP if you get them at American Science Outlet! wow what a great giveaway today! Not holding my breath!! lol Have a wonderful day! The sun is STILL shining brightly! Gorgeous!!

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  155. I have7 pairs of scissors! I use each one for something different too! I now follow Kelly and of course here!!!!! Amy Stitches is my sponsor!

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  156. Wow. I guess scissors are something I never thought so much about! I'm a follower of both of you. And how many scissors I have... lets see... I would count them if I could find them all, but I never can. So I will have to guess I probably have between 15-20 of them? More if you include kid scissors, since I run a licensed home daycare ;)

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  157. Oh, don't worry, I follow IHAN already. Kelly always puts a smile on my face! I have 8-10 pairs of scissors. Kelly would probably say that's not enough. I'm a quilter sponsored by Stray Stitches. Thanks to you Madame Samm and to the sponsors for another great prize package.

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  158. How fun it would be to win some new stuff for creating my quilts...good scissors are a neccessity! Thank you for the opportunity to be a winner!

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  159. A woman after my own heart! I own about 50 pairs of scissors and I just can't help myself. Needless to say I'm following her!

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  160. I am a follower here as well as IHAN! thanks Kelly for all the scissor info. I currently have 8 pairs for sewing and anther 6 for and craft/paper. So, according to IHAN, I need quite a few more and better get busy buying them! I am sponsored by Jane of Jane's fabrics and am a quilter. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  161. I didn't realize there were so many kinds of scissors!! Wow, most of mine are all the same size, some cut good, some don't. I just counted them and I have six pair that all do the same thing. I need some of those needlepoint ones! Thanks to Kelly for the insight and I've been following Kelly's blog for a while now and of course I'm following Sew We Quilt! Thanks again to the sponsors and to Samm!! I could sure use that basket, I don't have one!!!

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  162. I follow Kelly now and here of course....My I did not know there were so many different scissors..but what is the difference between sheers and scissors? I see I will need several more pair...I love the ones for cutting batting...Jane of Jane's fabrics would be my sponsor and I'm a wantobe...But I have made a few things since this adventure has been going on....Great give away (oh they all are)..

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  163. I am a devoted follower of both blogs and always enjoy the Kelly reviews. I love that she takes the time to tell us consumers all about the latest, greatest and best ever. My scissors collection is large and scattered but I cannot get a number for you right now. Thank you Kelly, Colonial Needles, Famore Cutlery, Martingale and Company, and Carrie Nelson for being such terrific sponsors. Judy C

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  164. funny scissor apron! I think I only have about 2 GOOD pair of scissors I use for fabric. A big pair and a tiny pair. thanks for the chance to win

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  165. I always enjoy Kelly's blog and follower her. I have a lot of scissors and cutters but not nearly as many as Kelly.

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  166. I've lost (figurative and literally) count as to how many scissors I have! But, if it has the color purple on it anywhere....it's mine! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  167. I love IHAN!! I've been following them for awhile now. I have 8 scissors, two of which are used to cut fabric and three are for thread. The other three are for paper. I also have three rotary cutters. :)

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  168. I have three different brands of rotary cutter and like all of them, and I've learned to keep my fabric scissors for just that and nothing else. I already follow Kelly and enjoy her blog very much.

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  169. I am a minamalist but I do have a pair of pinking shears made in england that belonged to my gran. I would not part with them for anything.

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  170. Okay.... I don't feel so badly about how many scissors I have... including my mother's Wiss dressmaker shears and pinking shears!

    I estimate maybe 20-25 pairs of scissors of different types... mebbe 30 pairs...

    :)

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  171. I am a new follower to IHAN and I've been following you for a while. I have two scissors, one for fabric and one for embroidery. I also have a rotary cutter.

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  172. I follow both you, Madame Samm, and Kelly and I have about 10 pair of scissors. My favourite pair has heart-shaped handles. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway. My sponsor is lilypadquilting.

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  173. Thanks for the tour of Scissorland Kelly! I always learn something when I read what you write. I probably have a total of 15 scissors and rotary cutters. Thank you to Kelly at IHAN, Colonial Needles, Famore Cutlery, Martingale and Company and Carrie Nelson for today's giveaway!

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  174. I am a new follower over at Kelly's & an old follower here! I have 6 pairs of scissors BUT after reading this I think I need 1 more - those curved embroidery scissors look like the cat's meow! Thanks to you, Kelly & all the sponsors for a GREAT giveaway.

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  175. Oh Kelly, You do "cut" me up!!! I think I may have 5 pair of scissors , but I think I really need the ones with the very sharp tips!! Thanks for the great post!

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  176. I have 3 pairs of "sewing" scissors and 2 rotary cutters. I hide them so that my hubby does not take them to use. I lost a favourite pair a couple of years ago to him. Thanks for the opportunity to get even more!

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  177. I'm now following Kelly. She's very fun! And now I don't feel bad for having six pairs of scissors! I can tell my husband I'm not so bad. :)

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  178. I have several pairs of scissors for cutting fabric, but I only have one or two that I use the most. Have a pair of battery-powered scissors my daughter gave me several years ago that come in handy for certain projects.

    But I could use some really good scissors and most of mine are of the inexpensive variety.

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  179. I have about 30 pairs of scissors. Most of them reside in my sewing room, but I have stocked the kitchen with 2 pairs, shipping area has 2 pairs, garage has 2 pairs, both men have scissors in their rooms, office has 2 pairs, but they always come to me and ask where are the scissors or steal from the sewing room. NO, no. thanks, kathy

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  180. How cool!! Love it all!!

    suzannebake@gmail.com

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  181. Hi Kelly that was a nice post and I did enjoy reading it. I have about 12 pair of scissors. My husband is always looking for scissors to cut stuff so I have 2 pair that I have tied a piece of cloth on that he can use.

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  182. I am definitely an IHAN follower, have been for awhile. Kelly always has great product reviews! How many scissors do I have? Hmmm. I'm not even in my sewing room, and I can see four sewing scissors from here. Probably twice that many in the sewing room! But I still need batting scissors, and now that I longarm, I need the double bend scissors!

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  183. I am so glad that I am not the only one that loves scissors. True I only have 8 pair in my sewing bag at this time but I was starting to think I was strange or something. Thanks for you insight. I love it!

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  184. Hi Kelly..Thank you so much on all the scissors. Seems like there is always new items coming out and your info really helps. I have two rotary cutters, two big scissors and about 8 small pairs. WoW, I never really thought how many pairs I had. I definitely need some more!

    Thank you and the Sponsors for the giveaway and a chance to win. I'm a follower of Kelly and of SWQ. I'm registered with Clover & Violet.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  185. I am a wantobe sponsored by Snoodles at Lilypad Quilting. I follow here and I follow Kelly. I have about 5 or 6 pairs of scissors, but they are all from the dollar store! Sew I really need some high quality precision scissors, LOL!

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  186. I grew up with a Home Ec teaching mom... she coveted her Gingher scissors and threatened us with our lives if we ever touched them, except for sewing of course. Wouldn't you know - I was the same evil scissor lover with my kids! I've got just two very good fabric cutting shears, but four different sizes of trimmer shears. Pinking shears and three rotary cutters round up my collection. Would love to be the big winner, and of course follow everywhere I'm supposed to. DD Lindsey is my sponsor.
    Hugs from Mary

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  187. I just love Kellys humor and have been a follower for a couple of years. As far as how many scissors I have, it is hard to say and it would take way to much time to track them all down and count them but I can never find a pair when I need them.

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  188. Very interesting scissors owned by a very entertaining lady - whom I am now following. My problem is getting rid of old, useless, scissors! Guess I'll have to display them in a shadow-box or somesuch. Sponsored by Deonn of Quiltscapes. ....Margaret

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  189. I Love nice SHARP scissors but so does #1 husband!! He thinks it's OK to simply GRAB a pair of MY SCISSORS and cut things like Fishing Lures, Fishing line, weed-eater line, just to name a few!! Geez Lueez!!
    I've followed Kathy for awhile and even bought my Beam N Read from her which I use ALL the time!!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  190. Great post! Thanks for the giveaway. I think I have 8 pair of scissors.

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  191. Thanks Kelly for the great post. Whenever I am thinking of getting some new gadget, I alway head over to IHAN to see if I can find a review. I must have 25 pairs of scissors. Follow both blogs and love them.

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  192. I follow here and there :)
    I have one rotary cutter, two pairs of cutting/sewing scissors, and a pair of embroidery scissors ~ so 4 dedicated to crafting. But I have a dozen more for the kitchen and kids all over the house.
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  193. Yes I have too many scissors. I have three rotary cutters, Including a small deckle edge one, and two lots of pinking shears, 'cos one is very stiff, so I can't use it- but it is a good make so cannot be thrown away. Then I have fabric scissors and separate paper scissors, embroidery ones and little stork scissors, as well as kitchen scissors and just bought some thread trimmers today.... altogether around 45 lots if you also include stitch rippers. are we scissor crazy- and I forgot to include the wallpaper hanging scissors in that lot. Shall we just call it too many pairs?

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  194. I enjoyed the post! She is so funny. I already rollow Kelly's blog and I enjoy reading it. Thanks for the great giveaway. I am fairly new at quilting, but I have about 8 pairs of scissors already. My sponsor is Amy Ellis @ Amy's Creative Side.

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  195. I was surprised when I counted my scissors and found that I have 23 pair. Of course some are for paper. My sewing scissors I hide away in my sewing room. What a great give-a-way.

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  196. Thank you so much for all the information. I've never seen a collection of scissors before. Being a new quilter I'm going to keep this info close at hand. I only have a rotary cutter and one pair of fabric scissors.

    Thank you for the giveaways. I'm following both Kelly and here. I'm registered with Clover & Violet.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  197. I have probably, well I have a lot of scissors. Most are decorative for papercrafting....But then....kitchen scissors, gardening scissors, one pair in my big sewing box, one pair in my sewing notions box I keep next to my machine, one pair in my knitting kit. And of course, my rotary cutter. I'm a follower of both!!
    oshnpashn at gmail dot com

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  198. Wow! This was quite the post about scissors! I have 5 for sewing and then I have other scissors around the house for other jobs! I follow Kelly's blog & your blog! My wantobe quilter sponsor is Jane's Fabrics! Thanks for a chance to win a great collection of sewing supplies! :)

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  199. Wow!! I'm in heaven! I love scissors. The sad news? I only have 2 pairs. And of course I can never find them when I need them because my little boys really like making things. I can however ALWAYS find plenty of safety scissors that I bought especially for them so that they would stop using mine, but they aren't even effective cutting butter.. Maybe that's why they never use them and keep stealing mine.. Mystery solved! Thank you Samm, I'm glad we had this talk. :)

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  200. I already follow Kelly! Great review on scissors. I counted my scissors in my head and I have about a 20 around the house for different purposes. I have only 5 in my quilting studio!

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