Friday, January 01, 2010

And the Morale of the Story Is...

You'll have to hear the story first! Two nights ago, I was sitting comfortably in my stitching chair, busy stitching away...


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.


MISSING 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!





29 comments:

Julianne said...

Happy New Year to you! I'm glad that you found your scissors and were able to get them out of the chair. BTW that is a lovely fob!

Karyn said...

Happy New Year, Cathy :)

I totally have BTDT with my scissors, and it's about the same time that I realize they are missing that I also notice a pokie feeling on my bum.....and yes I am usually sitting on them. :) Your scissors are gorgeous and I see nothing wrong with taking apart a chair for them! LOL, I am impressed by your magnet idea, however, I never would have thought of that.

I am glad that the missing have been found!

Hugs
Ma

Tammy said...

lol too funny I have had that happen a few times myself

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I've lost a few pairs the same way! Love the fob you made to go with the scissors. Happy New Year!

J Rae said...

I think we have all been on a scissor retrieval at one time or another! :-) Glad you were able to find yours and that your chair remained in tact.

Have a wonderful new year!

valerie said...

Oh what a funny story! So glad you were able to retrieve them without taking the chair apart! Lovely fob and scissors...

Happy New Year!

Barbi said...

Good story! And very good advise! Happy New Year...and Great little fob you have attached to your scissors now too :)

FayeRaye said...

You sold me on the fob!!! I will have one attached at all times now!! see there is a reason we stitch those things up!! lol...Happy New Year to you and yours!! Faye

Von said...

So glad you had a happy ending to the lost scissors story, Cathy!!

Kim B said...

What a relief that you got them back! I'm going to take your suggestion to heart. I will always have a fob on my scissors from here on out!!

Margaret said...

I'm glad you managed to get your scissors back! Whew! I love your stitching chair, btw -- and that quilt too! Happy New Year!

Theresa said...

I so glad that you got your scissors out of the chair!!!!! Thanks for this precious lesson!!!! ;-)

Jane said...

That's a funny story, Cathy. Glad you got your scissors back, along with your arm! Smooth sailing from here on.

JOLENE said...

Happy New Year Cathy!! I am with you about the fob thing, I wish they made them for cell phones!!! I am always losing mine down the inside of my drivers seat and my hands are just too big to fish out anything that finds is way down there, at least without causing alot of pain!! Glad to hear you didn't have to disassemble your chair.

Anna said...

Glad the chair was saved and No harm came to you or your husband in the search for those beautiful gorgeous scissors. Happy New Year

Katrina said...

Glad you managed to rescue your scissors :-). I have two puppies that like to take off with my stitchy things too. Usually it's skeins of DMC, LOL.

coonieandplume said...

Happy New Year!

Kath said...
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Kath said...

Great story Cathy! Have had that happen to me with my treasured SB scissors that had been given to me. I was beside myself. Found them in the chair just like you.

I did wonder what else you might have found.... lol

Happy New Year to you!

Deb said...

I'm glad that you found your scissors. I can't tell you how many times mine have slipped down into the chair. I think I need to make a few scissor fobs too!

Kathy A. said...

Ahh another good reason for scissor fobs. But, I manage to lose the scissors even with lol.

Siobhan said...

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt!! LOL Love the new fob, but I especially like your stitching area. It looks very cozy!

Suzanne said...

What a funny story, but I am glad that you were able to retrieve your scissors.

Happy new year!

Alison said...

LOL - you didn't happen to find my SB retreat magnet down there did you? It disappeared a couple of years ago.

Lelia said...

Oh my - a scissor rescue!!! LOL

❦TattingChic said...

That is a lovely moral to a harrowing tale of a near scissor tragedy. Those look like a pair of Gingher scissors...am I right? No wonder you were calling out the troops! LOL! Gosh, I would love to have a beautiful fob like that for my leopard print little Gingher scissors! LOL! Hmmm...what to do...what to do...

That stitching chair looks very comfy and cozy, BTW!
(((Hugs)))
~TattingChic ♥

❦TattingChic said...

Oh, on further inspection (I enlarged the photo by clicking on it), I could see that they are Premax scissors from Italy, not Gingher from Germany...but still...really nice scissors!
I'm still thinking about what kind of scissor fob will look smashing n my Leopard Print Ginghers! LOL!

Gabi said...

Thank god you have your scissors back!!! My husband only shook his head and mumbled something about ...that's typical for you's stitchers" But ...lol....what do men know when it comes to SCISSORS.
Love your fob too

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

I'm glad you found them! I have never seen a fob like that before. So pretty. I will have to look for a pattern.