Monday, March 5, 2018
My new toy
One of my wonderful daughters-in-law gave me a present the other day. She had been at a weaving workshop and got the chance to buy a leather bracelet that is also a tape measure. It wraps around your wrist twice with just enough slack so you barely notice it's there. Unwrapped, it's 17 inches long (or 40 cm).
"WAIT! Look what my daughter-in-law just gave me!!" I whipped it off my wrist and measured the sign (it was 30 inches). Rarely has a gift meant to be useful proven its worth in such a short time!
Having never seen an accessory like this before, I was surprised to see, the very next day, the same bracelet on the arm of a friend of mine whom I saw at an art fair. Synchronicity in the universe! (She thought she was ordering the same color that I have, but it came pale and raw. Since she dyes things for a living, she just dunked the leather in some red dye and got this beautiful coral.)