I love them because they are so functional, and they come in so many sizes, shapes, and colors. Here are most of the scissors I own; I know I have more (where are my two pairs of stork-shaped embroidery scissors?) but these were all I could find when I wanted to take a group photo:
This is the first pair of real scissors I ever owned. My parents brought them back for me when they went on a short trip to Spain, when I was 13 years old. They are pretty dull now, and the screw tends to fall out when you are cutting, but I love the decoration on them. They are my favorite pair!
One of these two is my most expensive pair of scissors--but I don't know which! I remember that the embroidery scissors were really expensive when I asked my husband to get them for me for my birthday about 20 years ago; they are super-sharp and well-made. The Ginghers are my prettiest scissors; I treated myself to them a couple of years ago. I am left-handed, and so are these scissors; one of the things that made me want them was that they are "true" left-handed scissors--they don't just have a left-handed grip, but the cutting edges of the blades are actually reversed--it sounded great, but in reality, as a person who has always used right-handed scissors, it seems very awkward and is hard to get used to. Otherwise, they are great!
These three are my "work horses"' that I use every time I sew. The orange handled ones are left-handed Fiskars; I've had them forever and they always work great and rarely need sharpening. The blue handled pair has the name "Durasharp" on the blade; I don't remember where I got them, but they are amazingly great scissors! This is the only pair that I use for both fabric and paper, and they never get dull!
These Cutter Bees are my newest pair of scissors. They were part of the huge bag of goodies I got at the Blogger's Meet-up hosted by Craft Gossip and sponsored by EK Success Brands, back in September, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Everyone had a pair of these sitting at her place at the table when we walked in--I was so excited to see free scissors!!
I already had this pink pair, and let me tell you, if you need scissors for scrap-booking or other kinds of paper-cutting, these are the ones to get! They are fantastically sharp, but best of all, the tip is extremely small and sharp too, so you can easily cut into small corners. I love them! But then again,
I love all my scissors!!