Thursday, July 31, 2008


Scissor Coaster...
Try saying that 5x, really fast. Julia knit me this adorable wash towel(it's too pretty to be called a rag.) I've resisted using it, because it is so pretty and such sweet thoughts come from it. I am very hard on dish rags. Dishes for 10 people... well, those rags get plenty of hard milage. So I've kept the towel in the quilting room- so I could admire it, of course. Then here I sit with a pristene sewing machine straight from 1941 and I don't want the scissors to scratch the wood or the paint job... that towel slipped right into place over the bobbin winding peg, and its a perfect match for my scissors. The peg keeps it from sliding all around, and there's no clattery clunk, every time I set the scissors down- which is often 'cause I've been paper piecing. My snips hang around my neck. I love anything that has a practical use. Thanks Julia!

4 comments:

Joyce said...

Good idea. I have a pair of scissors like that which I loved but then the spring wore out and although Fiskars sent me a replacement, the new one wasn't strong enough and they have never worked properly since. Hint,they are fun to play with so hide them. Lol. PS. It wasn't kids who kept snipping in the air with them.

Darcie said...

You're so cute! Love the idea...I think I may have a few dish cloths around here to do just that as well.

Love the idea of you sewing on that beauty of a machine. Wish I lived closer to some great second hand stores...but perhaps it's good that I don't. The furniture in them is kind of like animals in a shelter...I wanna bring 'em all home with me. ;-)

Love you basketfuls! ;-)

Quilt Pixie said...

what a great idea -- never would have thought of a scissor coaster, but you're right, you do want to protect the wood and paint job!

Julia said...

You are so clever! I love this idea! Warms my heart to know that you are using it everyday. I will just have to make you another one for your dishes. ;~)