Scissors. Small, sharp, pointy. Great for snipping threads, clipping for applique and lots more. But those points can also wreak havoc in your sewing box or bag. I remember an extremely sharp pair I had put in my jumper pocket, with a wonderful beaded fob attached. Well, the fob overweighted the handles and, as I put my hand in the pocket to retrieve them, managed to stab myself big time. Right before the start of a 6 hour class. So I speak from experience on this one!
Enter a knitting notion to the rescue! For the small scissors I like, these small point protectors are the bomb! Four to a package for around $5.
Here's one on my favorite scissors: Elan 4" with serrated blades. Great for holding the fabric in place as you are trying to trim and clip. You could always make a little "anchor chain" to keep the point protector attached to your handles...but I just throw my protector into the box until I'm done for the day. And these are pink--what's not to like?
And here's a sneak peak at what I'm working on. Hand pieced. I'm really happy with it and am getting ready to design the borders.
Blissful hugs to all,
P.S. I am listening to Night Moves by Randy Wayne White. I am reading several books at the same time, most of no interest to any of the reading audience--a Reiki book, three horse books, two quilt books.