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Thread: Overheard at Joanne's

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    As I was growing up, my mother always kept her scissors in her treadle sewing machine drawer. Daddy knew that. She did buy new pairs as he would ruin them but in those days I am sure they weren't expensive like they are now. Anyway, daddy is now 87 and mother 85, both in a nursing home together. But daddy went in first and one day as mother was going through some things at home she found her oldest two pairs of scissors. My brother took them to a guy in business for himself that sharpens knives and scissors and he cleaned them up and we are now using those two pairs of antique scissors. One is a 7 inch Crane, with the outline of two cranes standing on the ground together, beak to beak. I am now putting those scissors to use!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksdot417 View Post
    We have a rule at my house - you touch my scissors and I go buy a new pair. DH didn't think that was a big deal until I told him how much a new pair would cost. I bought him a whole bunch of cheap scissors and put them all over the house in various drawers, so now he uses them.

    On a side note - a friend of mine got tired of her husband using her good scissors so she bought a bunch of suitcase padlocks. She puts the padlock on the handles so he can't open them to cut anything and the key is on a chain around her neck. Pretty clever idea.
    That is funny!

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    oh my, that is a cute story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    I have house scissors everywhere just so this doesn't happen ;-)
    Me too. I'll bet you can't get more than 10 feet away from a pair of scissors in my house. We have all kinds of scissors too, from Ginghers and Dovos to those funky Chinese scissors and even a pair of those things that cut pennies in half. Hubby knows he can use the orange or pink handled scissors that are in the sewing room to cut any fabric he needs cut.

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    One of the 2 men in my life used my Gingher shears to cut wire with and disavowed all knowledge of how that mishap occurred. I think they were shocked that I could tell something had caused a nick in the blade.

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    my Mother-n-law kept her Gingers in a small safe in her sewing room it was quite the ceremony to get them out to use never had a problem with use by others tho!!

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    funny....sounds familar....hmmmm!!
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    Very funny. My husband is trained to only use the scissors that are in the kitchen drawer. He knows otherwise I'll chase him down and punish him. Same goes with the good knives.

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    That is so funny.Poor guy probably really sweatting it. I have a basket with 4/5 pair in it for anyone to use that way they don't go looking for mine

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    All my sewing scissors have FABRIC written in permanent black marker, Others say paper, or kitchen. the ones that say nothing can be used by anybody for anything. All my children, their spouses, my siblings and my grandchildren KNOW they will be in BIG time trouble if they ever use the FABRIC scissors
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    I have them well trained in my house...and my husband bought me my Ginghers and he knows how much I value them. I also probably have about a dozen pairs of scissors so he would have to go past a lot of other scissors to get to the good ones. Even my son knows better.

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    Well, at least he knows where to start looking for replacements. Wouldn't want to be in his shoes now.
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    My husband (now ex) used my best shears to cut insulation when we were remodeling. He was shocked to find out how much a new pair cost.

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    What a hoot! My kids and spouse know not to use my good scissors. Plus, they would never know where to look as I keep them hidden away! Love the creative solutions to keeping scissors safe!

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    Here is how we all feel about our scissors:
    a friend will calm you down when your husband has used your scissors.
    A quilting friend will skip beside you with an Al-Kabong pan and sing: "Someone's gonna get it!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charleen DiSante View Post
    i like the response that said if DH used her scissors she gets to buy a new pair. That guy in Joann's may have learned a lesson. Hope it's not too late LOL
    I might go get my hubby's best jeans and cut the seat out right in front of him!
    I'm not a mean quilter...I just believe in justice, LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyR View Post
    Maybe it's just me. I don't get all bent out of shape about things like this. My husband would never dream of trying to do the ole switcharoo on me. I would not make a big deal of it if he ruined something of mine. My relationship with him is much more important to me than a pair of scissors. When you lose everything you have in the blink of an eye, you realize that things are just "things". And when I almost lost him, I knew I'd never "sweat the small stuff" again.
    What your saying makes perfect sense,
    but if he feels the same way, there are other scissors in life.
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    Great story - My DH bought me my last pair of beautiful scissors. He knows how much they were so I don't think he would dare use them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlclifford47 View Post
    This story is priceless! Did you start laughing in the store?
    I bet she did, but couldn't be heard over his sniffling!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnbug View Post
    Funny. My husband used my brand new Fiskars to cut moose hide. They were the left handed ones and he's right handed. He couldn't figure out why they hurt his hand. lol He and his buddy were making a black powder bag. I made him buy me another new pair. He has never touched my scissors again. He always asks if I have something in my sewing room and never uses ANYTHING without permission-not even MY duct tape-he has his own-if he can't find it, that's his problem! lol
    I think I am going to attach a note to my scissors:
    Go ahead! - reap the consequences...LOL!
    This has been too funny
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    LOL...that is too funny....I bet he is in alot of trouble!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by penski View Post
    awe poor guy !! at least he is trying to make things right !!!
    He probably didn't THINK first, but one of the kids came in and gave him the - "oh, I don't want to be you...look."
    I bet even the dog is hiding, lol!
    I have to say, I did have all purpose scissors around the house and everyone was trained appropriately.
    Never did have a pair ruined and no one was killed as a result, LOL...bwahahaha.
    Lighten up ppl.
    Of course we don't love our scissors more than our hubbies.
    We'd never KILL them.
    Now a good beating might ensue prompltly, but he'll recover.
    To be fair, I've never used hubby's tools without asking him first either.
    It's not that we won't beat each other senseless, we're just not that into it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmCatOwned View Post
    What I don't get is a man, who is smart enough to go in search of a replacement pair of scissors before she finds out, isn't smart enough to not use her sewing scissors in the first place.
    AMEN!
    I have scissors in every room of the house. DH broke a pair recently and I stated, "that is why I don't let you use my $40.00 sewing scissors. I know you don't want to have to replace them." He does not go near them.

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    Too funny, at least the hubby didn't go to Lowe's to buy her scissors !

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    My Hubs knows that if he dares enter my sewing room and touch ANY of my tools, it opens the door for me to go into the garage and use HIS! We don't have any problems.......LOL
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