A New Addition To My Collection
I'm not sure how it started, but over the years I have become a collector of scissors. No, wait. I take that back. I actually do know how it started. I had one pair of small embroidery scissors that my mom bought me when I first started stitching back when I was in college. Then I was given another pair from a friend. Then I started having more than one project going at a time, and I would keep a pair in the project bags so I could just grab a project and go when I was taking my stitching with me. If I was going to have multiple projects I needed more than two pairs of scissors, right? Then last year I bought my very first pair of Gingher scissors. I was in heaven!! I had finally gotten a pair of the really good ones. While my collection isn't as big as other people's, I think it's quite nice, and quite colorful.
So when I was wandering the aisles of Michael's the other day what did I happen to see? These lovelies.
This year is the first Christmas in a long time that I made no new Christmas ornaments. Since the year Z was born and I became a stay at home mom I have made ornaments for myself, as gifts, and as part of the several exchanges that I would participate in. Upon our return from Hawaii I wanted to stitch something for Christmas, but not an ornament. I wanted to stitch something with Mickey Mouse. For days I searched for this book.
I knew I had it...somewhere. But where? I pulled the craft closet apart with no luck. Then, after two days of searching when I was folding laundry, I remembered that it's not a leaflet. It's a book! And where are my books? You guessed it!! After days of looking I remembered that it was on the bookshelf with my other books.
It's hard to see now, but it will eventually be Mickey and Minnie in a sleigh being pulled by Pluto. It won't be finished for this Christmas, but maybe for next year. At least I have a head start on my new holiday projects for next season!