Here is a picture of the ruler that caused so much trouble last week:
It’s large enough to be useful without being unwieldy. Since its apparent disappearance caused me so much angst, I started thinking about other favorite things. Without meaning to sound like an informercial, I will start with chocolate:
I like dark chocolate, except when it comes to peanut butter cups. I don’t know what magic spells they use at the Reese’s factory, but it works for me. I’m also a sucker for cute little things, so the shaped peanut butter cups are impossible for me to pass. If they ever come out with a peanut butter groundhog my candy life will be complete.
I also like cute little notebooks:
I have dozens of them scattered around the house. Many of them are in the same pristine condition they were when I snatched them off the shelf and ran squealing to the cash register before someone else could buy them. It doesn’t matter, I’ll still buy more. It’s in my genes – my father could never pass up an interesting pen or notebook. His father couldn’t either (and yes, I’m using notebooks I inherited from them both).
Then there are the gadgets I get for free:
The quilt shop in town was handing these out, and I would be lost without it. I know, I could have bought a retractable tape measure, but I didn’t know I needed one until it was put in my hands.
Last on this list of favorite things is my new iron:
When I first started quilting, I found myself buying the least expensive tools to save more money for fabric. Sometimes that works, but not always, such as with my first iron. It was probably $9.99 at the big box store, and I suffered along with it for years. It finally died – around my birthday, as I recall – and I asked my husband to buy me a new iron as a gift. I knew he would buy something sturdy and well-made. He bought me a Black and Decker iron because he liked his own Black and Decker tools. Turns out he was right, so when the little workhorse he gave me went to that Great Sewing Room in the Sky, I replaced it with another Black and Decker. It may not be quilty, but I like it.
Now back to the regular program -