I have been using the very same single pair of little sewing scissors for 12 years. Yes, you read that correctly... twelve years. I don't typically lose things, and I prefer to use things until they are worn completely out. But these scissors have refused to wear out and haven't grown feet and ran away as of yet.
But I have been coveting a particular pair of scissors for over a year now, and finally gave in... but only because I needed new needles, and I could add the scissors to my order!
I "heart" my new Kelmscott Love scissors...
And the needles, Oh the needles! I have never purposely gone out and purchased a package of needles based on specifications. I simply use up the ones that are given to me in Christmas stockings, or that are embedded in a vintage pinkeep that I find at an estate sale.
But there has been a bit of chatter lately in blogland about needles, so I decided to give these a try...
Can I just say, I think that was easily the very best way I have spent $2 in a very long time? They are absolutely perfect for me, and I think that my stitching is going quicker now too.
Oh... the odd-sized needle in the package is what I was using before, just for comparison. I also bought a package of Piecemakers needles, which has yet to be opened, because I can't stop using my teeny little John James.
What needles do you use?