Saturday, June 22, 2013


As long as it took me, it was still one of the faster finishes with alllll that hand work.
I hope grammy and pappy Wilson like it!!

Simple, basic baby colors.
Simple, basic one-patch

Big Stitch quilting with #12 perle cotton   ahhhhhhh

Their first grandbaby is a the back is done in Debbie Mumm cammo

A quilt is never fully done without a label.

They have four kids, no doubt this quilt will get a lot of snuggle time and a nap or two.

It feels so good to finish......on to the next project!!

Happy Creating!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Red Comparison

My little red scissors came today.....sooooo little, soooooo cute and sooooooo not quite there.
Don't get me wrong....they are cute, RED and sharp...they will get used.....a lot.

I compared them them to a pair of Gingher 4" knife edge scissors since they were the closet in style and size that I have.

As you can see, the red ones are 4.5" and the Gingher's are 4"
Both have finger holes on the small side, but the red are a touch bigger

The Gingher's have smooth blades and the Bohin's have one smooth blade and one micro serrated blade.

The Bohin's blade is a little thinner than the Gingher's and the angle of the sharpening is more severe.

They both snip embroidery threads quite decidedly. Six strand of floss to #8 perle and bakers twine....noooo problems for either.

They both cut two layers of fabric nicely, but the Gingher's will do four layers with ease....6 with effort. The Bohin's will not do four. I used a basic quilter's quality cotton fabric.

The Gingher's have a little bit smoother action, but they have been around awhile. They also have a little more heft to them. The tips are also a little finer with points all the way to the end of both blades. The Bohin's have one very pointy blade and one with a squared off tip.

Over all, the Bohin's are a nice pair of scissors and being red makes them a stand out.

Quality wise with a good price point, I still haven't found a pair that beats any of my Gingher's. And if you have a 40% coupon, you can get them at Joann's for under $20.00. The Bohin's were $25.00 plus shipping.

Yep, a big thumbs up. Are they scissors nirvana? Not quite, but darn close.

Now to save up for a pair of  Dovo's. They do not have a good price point and they will be about $40-45.00 plus shipping for a comparably sized pair. But I have heard wonderful things about them...glowing even.

Be sure to leave a comment on this post: Red, Red...I want Red for your chance to win a pair of Bohin mini embroidery scissors and a few embroidery supplies courtesy of me and my quest to find the perfect pair of scissors.

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, June 8, 2013


There's no substitute for red.........Sammy Hagar

I didn't need this little, red item......not in the least. However..........I really wanted them and I am on the hunt for the perfect pair. Will these be it?

What did I succumb to?

Mary Corbet reviewed them. Then I started coveting them. lol.
I finally found some and they were quite reasonably priced, so I took the plunge. Crossing my fingers these get me one (or all the way) step closer to the perfect pair of scissors for me.

Guess I will have to do some kind of giveaway for all the scissors that have crossed my doorway only to be put aside to try another pair...hmmmmmmmmm yes....a giveaway will be happening quite soon.

How about now?!

Tell me what your perfect pair of scissors is or what you wish they were.
Make sure you leave contact information or you can't win.

What shall you win???  Mwah ha ha...... wouldn't you like to know?

A Loverly pair of Bohin mini scissors, a hoop and some embroidery goodies

I will pick a random generated winner one week from today........let the scissors love fest begin.......