I have been working on the Dutch Band Sampler and although I haven't done much to it, there are a few additional stitches. As you can see I have been 'playing' with Photoshop too!
Now why, you may ask, am I showing a pair of stork scissors? Well these stork scissors are no ordinary run-of-the-mill stork scissors! They were found in a box in the attic of a firm of solicitors over 20 years ago and were probably part of someone's long-forgotten estate. The partners of the firm, knowing that I was a keen stitcher, said that I could have them, along with another pair of 'not so nice' scissors. I used them for many years but now they are purely for 'show' although they are still fairly sharp. I think they are probably gold or maybe gold plated; I cannot see if they are hall-marked. The blades of the scissors, together with the wings of the stork, are silver not gold and the wings seems to be 'inset' rather than part of the scissors. I often wonder how old they actually are and, indeed, who originally owned these beautiful scissors?
I have a follow-up appointment with the consultant later today to check my hand and, hopefully, he will now discharge me. As I could remember the exercises I was shown by the physio when I had the same surgery on my left hand in 2007, I have been doing these and there is much improvement. I cannot stitch for long periods but I am sure this will happen with time!
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Labels: Dutch Band Sampler, Scissors