Last week I finally got around to seeing the movie Edward Scissorhands. It was one of those movies that I always wanted to see but somehow just kept missing. I was impressed of course. Great acting, music and script. There seemed to be a thread of gentleness and kindness that ran throughout the movie and I found the ending quite moving. I challenge anyone to watch it and not be at least a tiny bit moved but perhaps my lifelong fascination with scissors made me more in tune with the film. The above image is supplied by Demotivational pictures.
Now that I have you thinking about scissors I want you to think about a special pair of scissors for yourself. The reason they will be special isn’t because they are made out of gold or imported from some amazing place but because they are to be exclusively yours.
Let’s just check we have our tool boxes and our thread. A friend of mine pointed out the thread doesn’t have to be cotton and she is right. Any type of thread is just fine. I have noticed recently that multi thread packs are available in many of the discount type shops and some of them come with needles and this one even had a tiny pair of scissors.
So today along with the thread I want you to put in your tool box a pair of scissors. These scissors must be clearly marked and if you live with other people they must be told (quite firmly) that they must never touch these scissors. For some reason scissors, unless hidden or tied down seem to develop a life of their own and go wandering about the house. That is why your sewing scissors need to live only in your tool box. If you decide to sew or repair something and find the scissors are not in your tool box you might find you have lost momentum and suddenly it is all a bit hard and perhaps you will do it “tomorrow”
Check back soon as we put the finishing touches to our toolboxes and get ready to find out how satisfying and fun, mending our world can be.