I started collecting my things to put them away for the evening - a not so little doggie named Maggie likes to play with my stitchy things if they are not put away, but I digress - I realized that my scissors had gone missing. I searched and searched - under the ottoman, under the chair, checked the stitching stuff again just in case I overlooked it - no scissors.
It then occurred to me that the scissors might have slipped down the side of the chair. Sure enough, that's where it was. but when I slid my hand down the side, the scissors slipped further down into the "bowels" of the chair! I don't have a picture to share, but let's just say that my arm was nearly all the way into the chair trying to locate my scissors, to the point where my hand became stuck and I struggled to get it out!
Decided to wait until yesterday to enlist the help of my husband to retrieve my precious scissors. I figured that if we used a large, strong magnet, we might be able to get the scissors closer to where my hand could snatch it up and pull it out. Which is exactly what we did (after about 30 to 45 minutes of struggling.) At one point, my family was concerned that I might want to take the chair apart! But alas, the scissors was retrieved and all is well again in my stitchy world.
And the morale of the story is....
...always, always have a fob attached to your scissors! This will help to prevent your scissors from sliding down into tight spots!
Off to stitch --- Happy New Year!