On a small excursion to the Cottonwood Quilt Shop in Charlottesville, VA, I found the cutest little scissors! They came in different types and the handles were so pretty it was hard to resist! Very inexpensive (less than $5) and perfect to carry around to snip threads when doing hand sewing or embroidery.
Cottonwood was full of interesting fabrics and patterns...and not just quilting stuff (I have decided I don't like quilting at all....but I do love the fabrics!). They had some of The Sewing Workshop kits with a pattern and fabric--very expensive if you have never seen these. That was rather an anomaly in a quilting store, but very nice to have the variety. Their other pattern selections were very interesting with some neat purse ones. I also found their toweling fabric interesting, but the only thing I bought was the scissors. They were having a big fabric sale, too but I resisted because I don't want to keep adding to the stash!!!