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Petals for Rings on Her Fingers and Kai Scissors

Kay Stanis filled in excellently for Allison Cole for Rings on Her Fingers at the EGA Seminar.

Kay shared that she prefers wooden hoops and even then suggests wrapping the inner hoop with twill which she brought and let us have some. It let’s the fabric hold better in the hoop.

In order to finish this piece, I needed new sharp scissors with the rounded tip in order to cut right up to the edge of each petal. I loved my gingher scissors that I’ve been using a long time. But, when I happened to mention that I needed a new pair of scissors to be sure they were sharp enough, I was told that Kai scissors are fantastic. So, I ordered them and am ready to cut! Nervous to cut that close to the stitching but I am going to do it.

The Kai scissors 4″ have a slight curve at the tip and are very sharp to cut with and have extremely sharp pointy tips. They are so light to hold – much lighter than the gingher scissors but those are all metal and these have the black plastic finger holes (very comfortable fitting). It wasn’t as bad as I expected. I did practice cutting on the practice petal and then kept going. It looks great! Once I am ready to attach it to the canvas, I will finish the assembly process and add the yellow center. I ordered the black Congress Cloth for the butterfly. Nobody around here has it. But, I will start gathering threads for Flutterby by Kurdy Biggs (in the ANG Chapter Project Book – two of us in Main Line Stitchers chapter signed up for it).

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Beautiful work. I love Pansies. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for info on scissors too… 💖 Happy Stitching…

Comment by beadifulpursen0092

Allison offered a variety of colors of pansies and a yellow buttercup and a red poppy.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

Wow, you did a marvelous job! They look perfext.

Comment by brendasneedlepointstudioblog

Yes, very happy! Thanks Brenda. Glad I’ve done it but don’t feel the urge to do more. Still prefer counted canvas projects.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

Wow! That looks great!

Comment by dmbstitch

Many thanks!

Comment by melitastitches4fun

They’re fabulous! Where did you order the scissors?

Comment by Vicky De Angelis

Amazon. They weren’t available locally.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

Apparently, they have occasional sales and you can buy direct.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

Love the pansies! Did you saw Flutterby was a Chapter Project Book project? Do you know what year?

Comment by craftingwacky

YES. Still available in the 2017 CPB.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

Aw, this was a very good post. Taking the time and actual effort to make a great article… but what can I say… I hesitate a lot and never seem to get anything done.

Comment by Anibal Wardrip

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