Day 4….Needful things for Quilters…

4daysDay 4….Dovo Scissors…

Now this “needful” thing is one of my top three…The Dovo scissors are imported from Germany…they are awesome to say the least…they are super light…beautifully constructed stainless steel..and we have a scissors for just about anything…the 4″ for an embroidery or thread snippers…the 5″ for utility all purpose, I use this one the most for all my wool cutting.  The 6″ is nice too as it has larger finger holes and has a nice long shear for even cutting.  The 3 pack scissors come in this beautiful Italian leather zip case…I hid mine for years from my three boys because of this case.  They are on special now til the end of the year for $200….Now don’t panic…I know this is not going to be in everybody’s  price range…We do however sell them individually on our site too!  But you must beg, stash money away or whatever you have to do…to get these they are that good!  We do carry them to shows,  if this is not a good time…But they never go on sale…bummer…only the 3 pack is on sale now.

Now just another little ditty…I do not use a paper scissors…I cut all my wool appliqués with the fusible web on with my 5″ scissors…I have never had to have them sharpend and they are as nice , tight, and sharp as the day I opened them…If you do plan on purchasing this beautiful set…remember…I may need to order more so please plan on not getting them for a few weeks…that means we will not charge you

IMG_8333IMG_8334them either until we ship too…sneaky..right?  Also, if this If I have to help you justify it further…every Quilter needs an heirloom scissors!  These can be handed down through the generations….you will have to specify that in your Will!  I wish I had my Grandmother’s scissors!   See all the Dovo scissors here: Dovo Scissors

The winner of a small Rowenta Travel Iron from yesterday’s post is….Comment #  57…Nick picked this one…he is stringing lights for our party tonight!!  Congratulations Janet…please send us your address and we will get this out to you when the event is over or when we get them in!!!

JanetDecember 20, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I have got to get one of these irons … Actually I’m up to 4 of the items you’ve featured that I’ve got to get! I’m waiting until the end to order!

Thanks for all the great comments…You girls who comment have a pretty good chance of winning…we are only gettting about 150 comments at the most, I think…got to go…see you tomorrow back here again!

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I live on a lake in beautiful Butte Des Morts, WI. I have three sons: Lance (forever 29), Luke 33, Jake 32, and two grand-babies, Little Man and O-Bug. I've been married to the love of my life Nick, since 1998 when we started our crazy adventure together! I am a quilter, rugger, and gardener. I also love to cook when I get the chance. Thanks for visiting and supporting Primitive Gathering Quilt Shop where I try to bring you the best Moda fabrics and wool projects anywhere!

284 thoughts on “Day 4….Needful things for Quilters…

  1. I have always felt that the cost of a really good pair of scissors cannot be measured. If they work great, they are worth any price. These sound wonderful and I would love to try a pair. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I have read about these scissors and always wished for a pair…..hummmmm. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Have a great party tonight!

  3. I purchased the 5″ size from you at the Long Beach show las July. I really like them but think I may have left handed instead of right. I’m not really sure, but they are great which ever side is up! I would really like to have the whole set because these scissors are really awesome!

  4. Count me as comment # 151! Love you, your family and all your beautiful items. I’m working on one of your quilts now. Blessings to all.

  5. I would love to have this wonderful set of scissors. I have taught my teenage grand-daughter to quilt and I would love to pass this set on to her someday. I saw you on a Fons & Porter video talking about these scissors.

  6. I already have 1 pair of these scissors and love them. The case display is beautiful! I may need to take a look at my Christmas $$ and go for it!

  7. My dream to own this collection, once my granddaughter has graduated from college.
    Thanks for helping me add to my want list!!

  8. What a beautiful case they come in. Makes them so special. Thinking I may need to add the red mat to my iron list. Thank you for doing this Lisa!

  9. Scissors are so important to any sewing project! You don’t realize how important until you try to cut with something inferior!

  10. Well, these sound like some scissors that I need to order!!! I can’t tell you how many pair I have….:) They are an addition with me, just like fabric and patterns!!! Love all your tips!

  11. I love your 12 days of Christmas. All the little things I don’t take time to notice, or don’t know why one thing is better than the other. Here’s to 2013, my year to finish more!

  12. I’m not sure if I’ve been good enough to ask Santa for these but i might have to figure something out, they sound wonderful. There’s nothing like a good pair of scissors. When I was a kid my Mom used to hide her good scissors too!

  13. Wow – these scissors sound wonderful – I am a scissor junkie – so they will be added to my wish list for sure!

  14. This has been fun, waiting to see what each day brings. You are right Davos scissors are the best. I have ordered 2 of the items shown. Thank you.

  15. Love your suggestions! I can’t wait to see the top 3, as the rest have been so good. You’re totally right about needing good scissors for wool work. Thanks for the wonderful “sheepy” ornament on the blog hop — my favorite!

  16. I love scissors! And I have been looking for a good pair to use in cutting wool so this would be just perfect. Thanks so much! Merry Christmas!

  17. I have one pair of Dovo scissors, but I really want to get that set. That case is gorgeous! Soon. Very soon.

  18. In April I will be getting these from my husband instead of another Pandora bead that I love. The case sold me, if not just the testimony on the scissors! Keep these fun tips coming…I am enjoying this so much!

  19. I’ve always coveted these scissors but they are so pricey. I know they are wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  20. Lisa, I LOVE the Dovo scissors, I have 3 pair and since I’m a lefty, I am going to try a pair of the left handed ones soon!!! Guess the blizzard has you snowed in???

  21. What beautiful scissors! This will definitely go on the husband’s “things I’d love you to buy me list.” jmh

  22. I took your lecture at Expo this year and as soon the the lecture was over I went right to your spot and bought a pair of the 5″. And I can’t believe the difference, they are everything you said and more.

    1. Your Needful things blogpost has been most enlightening! I have never heard of these scissors and can see that I should definitely have a pair…or two. Thank you for all the good information…and have a Merry Christmas:)

  23. Carol L
    I bought the 5″ scissors from you and love it. I cut all my wool with it and it works GREAT! Sitting at home snowed in.

  24. I too LOVE the Dovo scissors! I have purchased two pairs in the past six months and they were well worth the price. They make cutting the wool applique pieces much easier.

    Merry Christmas to all!

    Linda – in snowy MN

    1. Lisa,
      I bought my first pair from you a few years ago and LOVE to look at them as well as use them…Would Love to have the entire set maybe in the future…..enjoy your winter wonderland. Cindy in Windy IL

  25. OMG I have been on an eternal search for the perfect scissor, and consequently have about 20 pair (all crummy) Not even happy with Ginghers.(too heavy)and they all are forever needing sharpening. By the time you pay for sharpening over and over, you will have paid for the scissors, so off to your site to order . My christmas gift to myself.Yippee. You have a very Merry Christmas…

  26. I have my grandmother’s stifle scissors and I cherish them. Your scissors set will be an item that will go on my someday wish list.
    Cheryl Barkdoll

  27. I’ve heard such good things about the Dovo Scissors. I think I will have to try the 5″. Now, I’m getting excited to see what number two and one are. I’ll hate to see it end.

  28. I really enjoy your tips and selling points from your point of view on the tools we use. thanks for the opportunity to win . happy holidays

  29. Every since I heard you talk about these scissors I have lusted after them, A treat they will have to be
    The 5 inch would be wonderful for my wool. Appliqué.

  30. Good scissors do make all the difference! I told Santa I need (have to have) the small pair. Thanks for sharing all your favorite things with us!

  31. Never heard of those scissors but they are beautiful! I agree…..there is nothing like a great pair of scissors! You are really tempting me with all these “have to haves!”

  32. Thank you Lisa for all the wonderful ideas. Wish that I could afford to buy all of them. Great scissors are a must. Absolutely love the case they come in. Looking forward to the rest of your posts (and maybe winning).

  33. I just love Primitive Gatherings!!
    See your Facebook for my BOW 2011 that I finished.
    Merry Christmas to your mom! We had a great time being guests at your house in Sept.

  34. Those scissors look terrific. Guess I’ll be saving up my pennies for some of those! So enjoying learning about so many swell “needful things.” Hope your party is terrific!

  35. I really really really want these scissors! I will probably have to save up for them unless I win them, as I’m over my budget for Christmas gifts. The case is wonderful, too!

  36. Lisa — I think every time you say you need these I sit here saying OMG I need these. I have heard only good things about these scissors.

  37. I love all your needful things…some I have, most I need! Your blog is the best, thank you so much for all you do for the quilting world.

  38. Do any of the other Dovo scissors come in a left handed version besides the 3 1/2 ” version? Would love a set of left handed ones!!! Love your wish list!!!

  39. Love my Dovo scissors. Got them at the Oct Expo after your suggestion during your visit to our guild. I will have to save my pennies to acquire the complete set. I would love to have a pair that strictly lived upstairs! Luv your suggestions and I am digging on the painters nozzle for sizing!!! Works great!

  40. I love the dovo scissors. Last year my daughter and I bought each other the scissors at your booth in Atlanta. We gave them to each other for Christmas. They are awesome. Now I have another daughter doing the wool appliqué. I will have to buy her a pair of left handed ones.

  41. Love these needful things! I have the4″ Dovo scissors and totally love them. I had always been a Gingher gal, but these rock!

  42. I’ve been drooling over these scissors for a while and I’ll get a pair someday. Love all if your hints and really love your wool. Wishing you all a great holiday season and over the top 2013.

  43. OMG, I have been on a perpetual search for the perfect scissors. I have now accumulated at least 20.(all crummy) Even Ginghers are not what they are cracked up to be (too heavy) and they all need sharpening over and over and over. By the time you pay for all that sharpening, you can pay for the scissors.. Soooo its off to your site to buy a Christmas present for me. Yipee.. Have a merry Christmas.

  44. Thank you for doing this 12days of Christmas. It’s not only been fun but also very informative- learning how to use some of these items. As for the scissors, a gal can’t do much of anything without a good pair of scissors. And these aren’t just good, they’re divine!

  45. I have been wanting to get a pair of those scissors. I hear that they are really great to use. Enjoyed seeing your Christmas decorations in your home. Loved it! Wish I could come to your shop! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  46. I would love to get a pair of those scissors. I just need time to convince my husband. I’ll wait until after Christmas when things have settled down and bills paid.

  47. I’ll have to get them when you come to Lakeland………already spent all my Christmas money:) I did get my magic size and handle this morning! No snow here…..yeah:)

  48. I have read about these scissors, and I think they may have to go onto my wish list. The case for them is beautiful. Happy holidays!

  49. Having good scissors is a must for cutting wool. Found that out the hard way. Can’t wait to see what the top two items of must haves that you like. Thanks again for your postings.

  50. I loe your photography as much as the tips!! I love to sere the little quilts in the background and the beauty you add to each picture!! Your many talents amaze me!!

  51. Oh my, I’ve always wanted to get a dovo scissors. I’ll have to look into getting them – after I get the travel iron of course…..;)

  52. A good pair of scissors is worth its weight in gold. And what a beautiful case! I would love to pass these on to my granddaughter some day.

  53. I am what we call in French a “caederophiliste” I looked in the dictionary and didn’t find the english word for that!
    I ‘ve got many brand, size and style but not this one …. I guess my whish list is getting longer 🙂

  54. What a great set of scissors. These are a great item to be handed down in the family. Love the tips and looking forward to getting the traveling iron soon. 🙂

  55. I have the Dovo scissors on my wish list, but unfortunately I believe the elves chose something else:(

  56. Scissors are definitely and item that every quilter needs a good pair of…………..
    Love the 12 days of Christmas.

  57. Ooooooh, good scissors are, indeed, a must & now you have me intrigued. I am off to check them out.
    I am also really enjoying these Twelve Days of Christmas posts, Lisa. Thank you.

  58. Well, those lock wonderful. I have been really thinking about getting new scissors. I love hearing this is a set for life. Thanks for telling about your must have’s !

  59. These scissors are beautiful! I have thoroughly enjoyed these posts Lisa, can you continue them post Christmas?!? Christie Merry Christmas!

    Sent from my iPhone

  60. I love good scissors! I borrowed a pair of Dovo;s from a friend during a class, and I was sold too! I am going to order some for my own Christmas present! I am enjoying your 12 days of Christmas. Lot of fun and new information. Thank you.

  61. I’m really enjoying your posts! I have found several of your needful things that I need to purchase! Thanks for your insight.

  62. You convinced me that I NEED the 5″ scissors. I am still working on your pattern “The Primative Garden” and these will come in handy!

  63. What a great idea to purchase these scissors not only to use (of course) but also as a family heirloom! Oh, my list is growing longer each day! Thank you for sharing your ‘needful things’ list!

  64. Love, Love these scissors. Also thank-you for posting the 12 days of Christmas. Lots of neat things, and tons of great ideas. Of course I will need one of everything. Can’t wait!!!

  65. Lisa, I remember my ma and grandma always had these steel sharp sharp scissors. No idea who got them. I was really sad when fiskars had to stop making their product line in Wausau and Athens WI and have China make them. Sad for the plants closing and locals losing their jobs but also the quality on fiskars is lost. I bought up a bunch of the Wausau made before they were gone! We need good tools! Thanks for letting me know about another quality alternative.

  66. I love a good pair of scissors! I am also waiting til the end to make my order of “needlful” things. I am sure that I can spend some of my Santa money for some….

  67. I too hide my scissors from husband and family. Love a good pair of scissors! Please enter me into the drawing.

  68. I use Dovo scissors for my cross stitching. I love them so much that I won’t kit up a project without them. Maybe one day I will save enough for a large pair to keep with my quilting projects.

  69. i look forward each day to see what your new needful thing is. Thanks for all the info on how you use each item, so helpful, so fun!

  70. I want some Dovo Scissors….I already have lots of scissors….a girl can’t have too many nice tools. I want the travel iron, the ruler, the snips…..all that good stuff. Why? I LOVE to sew….and all the stuff that goes with it!!!
    Thanks for all the great tips, Lisa.

  71. You are right about these scissors, I have a tiny pair that I use for applique, and they are the best!

  72. I’ve aways used gingher scissors. I’ll have to save my pennies and give these a try. Thank you for all the hints.

  73. I bought a pair from you when you were in Naperville a few years ago and it just dawned on me that I put them away. Where or where did I put them – probably in a special place. Will have to look when I return to IL. Could always use a pair down here in AZ.

  74. Over the years I have collected many if the items you’ve highlighted but not the Dovo’s. TRUE STORY: My son lived in Leipzig Germany while he worked on his masters degree and the only thing I wanted him to bring back was Dovo scissors! He rode his bike, toured by train and even ended up at a sewing studio, but alas, he could not locate the scissors. He did however hang out with the older women while they stitched and collected some awesome “recycled” buttons. Picture that! 😀

  75. I want these scissors in the worst way…They are on my list so if you see my husband POINT him in the direction !!!!

  76. Some of my quilting friends have the Dovo scissors. I too have always used the ginger. Time to start saving

    1. Maybe the beautiful case would keep Georgie’s hands off them! Dovos have a wonderful feel. I would love to own a pair. . .or even better, a set. I have my mother’s Singers scissors. She even engraved her name in them so they wouldn’t get ‘lost’.

  77. I bought the dovo set when visiting your shop last year and gave them to my husband to give to me for Christmas last year. Unbeknownst to him I snuck out the 5″ scissors so I could continue on one of my wool projects. I then “snuck” them back into the case … he was none the wiser and my project was better because of the scissors!
    Merry Christmas…can’t wait to see what is highest on your list!

  78. Wow – these scissors sound wonderful. Your tips are really useful. I didn’t realize there were so many nifty things I “needed!” Thanks again for the ideas!

  79. Oh how I love scissors! I have to admit I have quite a collection of Ginghers. I would love to give these a try! Maybe Santa could put an I owe you in my stocking this year!

  80. Lisa, I thank you for your favorite things. And so does my favorite quilt shop! For the items I didn’t already own, I shopped locally! I hope she has Dovers!

    Merry Christmas!

    Lianne Halling
    St. Charles, IL

  81. Boy, if I was loaded, I’d ask for one of everything so far! Wouldn’t that make an awesome quilting gift bag?

  82. Like everyone else, I love all of your choices for favorite “things”. Santa is usually very generous with quilting supplies so I’m hoping he sees the post about these fantastic scissors. Thanks for adding to my holiday spirit with your daily postings! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    PS…I sat a row in front of you and Nick at Minute Maid Park for the Moda party at the fall quilt market (2010, I believe) and felt like I was sitting right by my favorite “rock star”! Thanks for that “brush with fame”!

    1. Maybe that beautiful case would help keep my Georgie’s hands off them! Dovos do have a wonderful feel. As a leftie I know how sore my hand can get with the wrong pair. I have my mother’s coveted set of Singers. She even engraved her name in them so they wouldn’t get ‘lost’. I have been enjoying your posts. Wish you had time to do it all the time. Merry Christmas.

  83. I love the 3 1/2 ” Dovo scissors. It’s great for all needs! All your suggestions are so helpful for all quilters. Janet Kay

  84. I agree Lisa, these are the best! My mother got me a pair when I first started sewing and they are like new and it has been many years. Thanks for the tips. A small pair of embroidery scissors would be all I want for Christmas. Thanks, M

  85. I only wish I could win the lottery so that I could buy all the things you have told us about. I guess you have to play the lottery first though. I am thinking of buying at least one of the pairs of scissors.. I am wondering if they make them in the type with one large blade for cutting close when appliquing?

  86. I have the medium size pair and I love them. They are very light and cut soooooo well. Might have to consider getting the other sizes also. Thanks, Lisa for sharing!

  87. I have had my set of Dovo scissors for about 10 favorite scissors to use..I have also used them for cutting wool with the fusible web…never had a problem with the scissors dulling…if you have never used them I gurantee you will love them….

  88. Wow, maybe if I’m a good girl Santa will put some good scissors in my stocking! I am always in need of sharp scissors!

  89. As I’m fairly new to quilting, a really good pair of scissors seems like a good investment, but would be wonderful to win, as I’m saving for the biggest investment, a new sewing machine!

  90. Having the right kind of scissors helps for the small details of wool or for my embroidery and hand sewing. I have never heard of this kind of scissors. Will have to check them out when we come to your retreat house in February.

  91. Oh, I am so excited! I have these on my Christmas/Birthday List (my birthday is in December). I have wanted them for a while. Thank you for the discount. Merry Christmas, Michelle S.

  92. This is tempting! I could use a super good scissors! Hopefully, there will be a little money left in the bank account next week.

  93. I too do not have my grandmother’s scissors, but I am blessed to have my great grandmother, Moggie’s featherweight sewing machine, her thimble and 2 quilts she made and used. She was in my life until I was 19. Someday I would like to own the scissors you feature today. It’s just not the time right now. Thank you for all the great information.

  94. Having purchased one pair I agree they are something special! The tips/products you have been writing about have been very useful!

  95. 🎄The Dovo scissors were already on my wish list-saw you talking about them in one of your videos. Like how you say you use them to cut ‘paper’ as well as wool. My Mom was always scolding me to not cut paper with her ‘good’ scissors. If ‘The Claus’ does not come through, I will be ordering a set🎄

  96. These scissors are on my wish list. I just began venturing into wool and they would be a great addition to the sewing box. Hope the party is great, Merry Christmas!

  97. I’m saving all your suggestions so I can add as the budget allows. Thanks for sharing these items with us.

  98. I had not heard of Dovo scissors, so I’m happier than ever that I have had the pleasure of following your “needful things” posts. I have a pair of Ginghers that I’ve had for around 30 years, and love them, but I’ve been wanting another pair of GOOD scissors for quite awhile…My birthday is in April, I may have to tell my husband that I’m ordering my present!

  99. Will definitely have to consider buying a pair. Thanks for all your great hints/suggestions.

    Charlotte S.

  100. Good scissors make a big difference, I learned that from my mom, she had to hide her good sewing scissors from us kids, we didn’t know any better!

  101. Good scissors are essential. Quality counts. I have Ghinger embroidery scissors and love them, but have not heard of Dovo scissors before this.

  102. My list just keeps getting longer and longer. I am finding that I tend to ‘put up’ & ‘make do’ with what I have. I believe this is the season to update my sewing equipment. Dovo scissors, here I come; especially since I got the gift card in the mail yesterday (way to go Lisa’s elves) that my hubby got me using the coupon book!

  103. Calling these an heirloom adds to my justification reasons, that’s just plain sneaky. My list goes on, thanks.

  104. I am going to need to try a pair of these. They look great and I love the case. Thanks for all of the great tips!

  105. Your tips have been great, very helpful. Thank you for thinking of our local shops, I love your concern for America. You have sold me on several items. Many I can really use, as I need to do something with this stash I have so lovingly worked to build or should I say my husband worked, I built! Merry Christmas and have a Blessed New Year.

  106. What beautiful scissors these are. I have misplaced my good shears, can’t find them anywhere…darn. Maybe I need to look at the Dovo as my replacement. Don’t really need dressmaker shears so much any more. Thanks for your tips. I am learning so much, thank you.

  107. I’m hoping Santa leaves a little something in my stocking to buy a set of these with!! HO HO Ho

  108. Yesss! Dovos are fabulous scissors. A dear, wonderful friend gave me my first pair and I’ve been hooked ever since.

  109. Love your pics of snow…makes my homesickness a little less. Tried the Dovo scissors..loved them…maybe I’ll get tem this year. Thanks Lisa.

  110. Those are beautiful scissors! I do have some of my grandmother’s scissors, and I would love to have a set to leave to my decendents.

  111. I would love love LOVE these scissors!! they have been on my wishing list for a long time! I have many of the items you have listed and talked about–and i could not live without them!
    Hope the lights went up gracefully and your party went joyously!

  112. Will have to save for the Dovo Scissors…….maybe I will be able to buy at the Lakeland show in April.
    Have a great time at the party……

  113. I would love a pair of these scissors! Next time I order from you I will have to get them … I just need to decide which one to get first.

  114. Lisa, I have enjoyed all of your posts, but today’s brought tears to my eyes. My grandmother taught me how to sew, knit and crochet. I would give anything to have something of hers, but most of all I would love to just thank her for all she taught me. I was 10 when she passed away, but her memory last forever. I am looking forward to passing my love of quilting on to my 4 & 2 year old granddaughters. Now I need to check out the scissors – thanks again.

  115. I love your outdoor fridge! Here in Michigan that’s what we use our 3-season porch for in the winter. It sure does work good during the holidays!!

  116. I hereby confess to buying the best scissors I can find with a 50 percent off coupon. My husband tells me we will be 69/70 years old when our kids’ college loans are paid, so perhaps at that point I will invest! Even the case they come in is beautiful! Hopefully I will have a daughter in law by then who would love to inherit them, too. So I will put Dovo scissors on my bucket list!

  117. Love the look of those scissors…how wonderful they must be if you have used your original for wool and they are still in great working order!!

  118. Love my Dovo scissors purchased from a local shop. I actually went back to get another pair (drive 1.15 hrs) and they no longer carry. Nice to know where I can go and support a shop.

    PS I also use them to cut my Trixie’s (dogs) hair….yes I could use a dedicated pair for sewing!

  119. These scissors look amazing, I may just have to check them out being my wonderful sister got me a gift cert. from your store today in the mail. And of course I did not open it yet to find out for sure that is what it is. Because the outside said “Do not open till Christmas”. Can’t wait till Christmas!!

  120. Wow! These scissors look so pretty they belong on display. You’ve shown so many got-to-haves this week. I now have several more things to add to my wish list. I have really enjoyed this series and wish it were longer than 12 days. Keep up the good work!

  121. Thanks for the tips on 12 essential needful things. I think I “need” these beautiful scissors.

  122. I’ve heard so many good things about these scissors–they are on my “someday” list. I think this is the first needful thing that I didn’t already have except for the spray can handle. I love it for painting, it just never occurred to me to use it on my sizing can!

  123. These look wonderful!!! And no guy would think to open a zippered case to use one!!!!! I have many men in my house who borrow things and never bring them back!!

  124. Just discovered your website and love it! So many interesting things…maybe I can persuade my hubby to get me the scissors for Christmas – next year. Have a great holiday, Judy

  125. Thee scissors look wonderful but are definitely out of my price range. I had never heard of them before so I will definitely be learning more about them.,

  126. I ordered the Dovo scissors online and when I got them it made me smile. They look just like a pair of scissors my grandma had and she was 100% German. I never found them when she passed away but now I feel I have found them and they are mine!

  127. Those scissors sound wonderful. I’ll have to add those to my must have list. It’s so much fun to get new scissors and these sound like they’d keep someone happy for a very, very long time.

  128. I am pretty sure a girl who is turning 50 next year is long overdue for a pair (or a trio!) of Dovo scissors! 50 will be fabulous! My list is growing for more ‘needful’ things.

  129. I have the 4″ scissors and love them. Now I believe that the 5″ scissors will be next on my list. Great tools make quilting even more fun. Thanks for sharing your favorites..

    1. I am putting those scissors on my “wish list” — too many things have interested me from your wonderful ideas. Thanks.

  130. I have the 4″ Dovo scissors, it’s like having a small diamond…a bigger Dovo would be nice, just like a bigger diamond…lol! I share all my quilting stuff with my daughters. Try sharing an iron, scissors, rotar cutter, sewing machine, etc. I love to hear my girls say “Mom can I use (fill in the blank)” & I even deliver it so I can check out the new sewing project. Good times with my girls. Thank you for your tips & special gifts.

  131. I am a little addicted to scissors. These will definitely go on a wish list. I would love to have a really good pair to hand down since I have a pair of my mom’s “good” ones!

  132. Those scissors sound wonderful, and the case is just lovely! They are now on my wish list. That little homespun quilt you are displaying them on is cute too.
    Looking forward to seeing what your Needful Things are for the last 3 days.

  133. Dear Santa,
    Lisa says we need these scissors and I believe her! I’m putting them on my wish list 🙂

  134. These sound like wonderful scissors. As quilter and big fan of wool applique, I can never have too many good scissors. I have loved reading all your tips and info on needful things for quilters. Thank you!

  135. Wow……..I would LOVE to have the set of Dovo scissors, but I am very happy to own one pair of the 5 inchers that I bought from you folks at one of the shows. They are GREAT scissors!

  136. I have one pair of Dovo scissors and I love them, I purchase them from y’all in Paducah 4 or 5 years ago. I would like to tell you that we have been busy using your Sugar coated Pecan recipe from your book Primitive Christmas. This is the best recipe I have found for coating pecans. Great projects and recipes makes this a book I pull out every year. Thanks for all the great tips, I hate to see it end.

  137. I love these scissors. I have a smaller pair but would love to have the set of three. Have a Happy Holiday!
    Karen M

  138. I have my great grandma’s embroidery on pillowcases, and my grandma’s pinking shears. It’s so special to have these heirlooms and know you are holding what their hands have held.

  139. Ok I admit I do have a scissor fetish! Still I have never had a pair of Dovo’s. I have heard of them, but don’t even know anyone who has a pair so i can try them out! I’m really intrigued. Are you bringing any along to Brigham City next month????

  140. I too would love a pair of these scissors. Maybe I will be the Grandma who one of the granddaughters inherit them from. That would be neat.

  141. Those scissors look quite wonderful. Sadly, my grandma was poor in the hills of Tenn and she had 28 grandkids…..I did not expect to have anything handed down.

  142. A beautiful christmas present this would make but doesn’t hold a candle to the gift our family received today. A beautiful 6 lbs. 10 oz. baby boy Asher Loyd. He joins a 3 year old sister. Blessings abound!!!! Dovo scissors would be right up there, though.

  143. Loving those scissors. Thanks for all of your tips. I so enjoy reading your post.

    Merry Christmas

  144. Purchasing a set of Dovo scissors is on my bucket list. Hopefully sooner than later. Thanks so much Lisa for
    sharing your wealth of knowledge with all of us. Have a Merry Christmas!

  145. These scissors look like a must have in one’s sewing basket 🙂
    I’m not sure what it is about scissors, I like all kinds. Would love to have a pair of these!!
    Thanks for your tips, and opportunity to win!!

  146. I agree about the scissors and will share something else with you……..I have a friend who is a Vice president of a German steel company and he told me that it is a total myth that you can’t use your best shears for paper…….he told me we could absolutely use our best for fabric and paper with no danger. Do you believe?? And my mother would have killed me if I cut my paper dolls with her sewing scissors. I love your needful things.
    Can’t wait to read the next one after the coma wears off………….When the pictures came thru it was blurry….and I thought “good grief” she has entered into the coma already………LOL Happy Holidays and thanks for the great year of designs, instruction, hints et al.
    Liz A.

  147. I am sure the scissors are awesome – the case alone is fabulous looks like tooled leather. I have my mom’s embroidery scissors – just a plain simple pair – but they bring back memories of her at the treadle machine and doing hand work which luckily she taught me. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  148. Those scissors and the case look wonderful. I have seen them on your website and drooled over them. This is another great suggestion.

  149. I put a pair of Dovo scissors on my Christmas list this year. I have been collecting my tools and materials to start working on my wool applique kits. They really are beautiful scissors. I held a pair at your booth at Quilt Extravaganza in September. As soon as I got on the bus I regretted not purchasing them! Thanks for all of your hints and tips. I’m learing alot!

  150. Well, I can’t wait for my grandma to hand down anything to me….I’m the grandma, and I have my first granddaughter…3 months old. I better save up for that wonderful set of scissors so I get plenty of quilting in before I hand them down to her!

  151. If I would win these wonderful scissors I may have to invest in another set! I have 2 daughters, and would hate to cause a argument over who got the scissors!

  152. I HAVE to have some GOOD scissors! I have a lot of wool and a few of your patterns, gathered at the AQS show in Grand Rapids last August. Your booth was fantastic and the only one with lines of people waiting to see everything! Congrats !

  153. Like you Lisa, I love the Dovo scissors. They are very smooth cutting and so light weight. They stay so sharp, any time I need to clip a seam I can rely on my Dovo to snip the fabric with the tip of the scissors. They are the best.

  154. Ok, make that up to 5 things on my list to order … I’ll get the scissors too if I get that bonus I’m hoping for! And I won the iron (guess that puts me at 4 things to buy)! Woohoo! Thanks so much … I need to figure out where to send my address!

  155. I treasure my heirlooms. My thimbles from my mom and such. I would love to have those scissors to pass down to my daughter. The case is gorgeous! ‘Tis the season of HOPE…so I will HOPE! Kristy in Ohio

  156. I have my grandmas pinking shears; and I treasure them. Thinking all the projects she worked on. These scissors would be perfect to pass down like that.

  157. I would love to have this set of scissors!! Many “gadgets” I have purchased throughout the years are just that – simply gadgets, have never been really that useful. But, oh I would adore these scissors, and to know that they will cut my wool just the way I want it. Santa, are you reading this?

  158. Right tools for the right job! That is what my husband always says…this is how I can justify paying for these scissors…he, he.

  159. I will definitely put these on my wish list. Have bought so many cheaper scissors over the years and have to keep rebuying because those don’t stay sharp. Have loved all your tips!

  160. I love the beautiful case for the scissors. The scissors themselves are to die for! Maybe someday…

  161. I have never heard of these wonderful scissors. How exciting to learn of a new tool!
    Sounds like a plan to me!

  162. Well, I do believe you talked me into something special to use as I create special gifts for those I love!

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