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Kittymoose
« on: January 19, 2008 01:19:36 PM »

I just walked into my room, to see how my oh so sweet boyfriend was getting along wrapping presents (we have a later xmas celebration because some of my relatives live out of state, and travel plans got messed up). I nearly died when I saw him holding my BRAND NEW sewing sheers in his hand, cutting wrapping paper.

He couldn't tell the difference between my blue paper sheers and my purple sewing sheers (even though they're labelled). (colorblind).

He then went on to explain to me, in his infinite uncrafty knowledge, that it didn't matter what i used the sheers for, because they would dull at the same rate...

I coulda killed him  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008 06:44:23 PM »

Lol, I soooo feel your pain!

Mine has finally learned after more than two decades to ask before using _any_ shears he finds around the house. Explanations, threats, and desperate entreaties were all to no avail. It took a few bloodcurdling screams upon the sight of him using my good shears to ingrain the habit of asking. Wink

I can't believe yours said that thing about the rate of dulling. Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008 08:35:43 PM »

My ex and I had this really weird dynamic about the sewing scissors. In hindsight, I think it had to do with his mom...  Angry Anyway, he would go into my sewing desk, go PAST the paper scissors which were on top AND labelled, and he'd pull out my $60 Ginghers to cut cardboard. I am ashamed to admit that after several useless episodes of undignified shrewishness, I resorted to opening a paint can with one of his expensive screwdrivers.

He stopped using my scissors.
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2008 02:14:58 PM »

 Cheesy that's too funny buglady!

I can understand an honest "I'm colorblind" mistake, but they have labels for a reason. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2008 02:42:54 PM »

The current Boy is very good about scissors. He is an artist and knows that I wouldn't use his $25 Pantone markers to label boxes; he gives my tools the same respect he gives his own. Although - it has to be said, our screwdrivers are in a horrible state! (So we aren't carpenters, sue us...)
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2008 10:01:45 PM »

I often find one of the kids with my sewing scissors in hand cutting paper, I no longer buy expensive scissors.  I now buy purple scissors for my sewing.  I do have a good pair that stays in it's presentation tin, DH bought them for me and was upset when he caught me cutting fabric with them.  Told me they were too good to use for anything. 

When I was learning fashion at tech we had to buy specific brand of scissors that cost $40 (20 years ago that was expensive).  Found my mother using them to cut stitches out of the cat.  Other students would be just as bad, get asked if they could borrow my scissors, look up to see them holding fabric so say yes.  Turn around to see them cutting paper patterns out  Angry
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2008 03:47:01 PM »

Oh my god, if you haven't hurt him yet, you have the patience of a saint. I have a big paper flag on my shears: "FOR FABRIC, THREAD, AND RIBBON ONLY!!"
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Kittymoose
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2008 09:02:18 PM »

I definitely do not have that much patience. I stood there and ranted and raved for like five minutes. He tried to tell me that I was completely wrong and that it didn't matter what I used any pair of shears for, that they would dull at the same rate...

...I almost stabbed him  Cheesy

(not literally, I would never do that  Wink )
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2008 09:16:39 PM »

i have to hide away my good sewing scissors, but more from myself than from kids or husbands... i know if i left them out and could not find/reach my other scissors i would use the good shears for cutting yarn or paper rather than finding the others, such is my laziness. 

don't stone me, please  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2008 03:47:15 AM »

I definitely do not have that much patience. I stood there and ranted and raved for like five minutes. He tried to tell me that I was completely wrong and that it didn't matter what I used any pair of shears for, that they would dull at the same rate...

Tell him to buy two pairs of scissors and do his experiment himself: cut paper with one, and fabric with the other and see how it goes. An old sheet might be a good test subject. Maybe it would keep him from using your sewing scissors in the future.
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