Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My Wooden Scissors

I posted many times about the wonderful wooden creations my  brother has given me over the years. Each and every creation is even better than the one before it.

Christmas presents from my brother, and from many members of the family for that matter, are usually handmade. This year my brother had something in mind that he wanted to make that he thought I'd really, really love.

He had found a pattern for wooden scissors that he wanted to make. Now, mind you, these wooden scissors were not the kind you could hold in your hands. Au contraire! These scissors were 3 feet long and were meant as a decoration. He knew they'd be the perfect gift for me.

Well, since my sister is also a crafter he also thought that a pair of scissors would be perfect for her, too. Unfortunately, for him, timing wasn't going to be in his favor.

You see, my sister and brother-in-law came early for Christmas this year and my brother ended up giving my sister her wooden scissors early. Of course, he also gave my brother-in-law, who is a hunter, a rifle. Well, not a usable rifle. This one was wooden and 6 feet long. It was enormous and also meant as a decoration and, of course, my sister and brother-in-law loved it.

Getting back to the story. My brother didn't want my sister to spoil my wooden scissors surprise so he swore her to secrecy. Of course, she promised not to give it away and, of course, she accidentally did. I didn't want to spoil my younger brother's surprise so I didn't let on that I knew one of his presents was scissors. I hadn't seen them, but knew they were big.

In any event, when we had our Christmas get together I had to admit that my sister had somewhat given it away. Of course, my brother had to call her and chew her out - the brotherly love kind of chewing out that is. It didn't really matter that my sister had kind of given the surprise away. What mattered was my brother had lovingly made these for me (and my sister) because he knew we'd love them. And, we both do.

My sister has hers hanging up in her loft which is her craft area. As mentioned before in some of my post my craft area is kind of - ALL OVER THE HOUSE! I had wanted to hang my scissors above the window where my sewing machine is, but they wouldn't fit. They were TOO BIG! So, hubby thought they'd look nice on the wall to the left of my sewing station - so we hung them there.

Every time I look at them I laugh. They are just so adorable - and BIG! I hope someone doesn't mistake them for real scissors! NAH! They wouldn't really work - or would they? What do you think?


1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful story! What is that they say about 'the best laid plans going astray'?!

    My hubby just created three sets of GIANT knitting needles for me for my seminar at a conference for yarn shop owners... I could have sold them a hundred times over, but I love them and am keeping them! It's nice to have guys in our lives who can create such wonderful things, isn't it?!