pinking shears: instrument of torture
Every pair I have ever used is hard to open and close. I am working on a mini-project for the second graders: panels which will be decorated and "quilted" into an altar cloth for First Communion (thank the Lord I am not doing the quilting - whew!) and each panel must be pinked on all sides. The bone at the joint on my right thumb is soooo sore from all of today's activities.