I love tools. Tools that make life better, work easier, and fun funner. I get a lot of questions about which sewing machines I have, what camera equipment I use, etc. And seeing as I haven't put together my FAQs page just yet, I thought I'd embark on a new theme for the month of March... March of the Tools. Work tools, food tools, sewing tools, whatever tools come to mind, but all tools that I love & use.
To kick things off, here's one of my favorite doo-hickies - only the best cherry pitter ever. My sister picked this up for me at Williams Sonoma (I think) a number of years ago. No other cherry pitter will do. You just place a cherry on top of that "O" and squeeze. The pit comes shooting out the hole. Just make sure you wear an apron and do your pitting over the sink into a bowl. (Oh look, here's one with a splash guard.) Nothing's more indulgent or delicious than sitting down to a bowl full of pitted cherries, washed and ready to eat. I swear, cherries are ambrosia & nectar in one - food of the gods.
with cherry season well behind us, I resorted to the
crocheted-cherry detailing on one of my dolls to set the proper fruity
mood here. Not quite so photogenic as real cherries, but I saved
myself from a serious cherry hunt, so humor me.
The parading tools will likely include some things silly, some serious and some expensive. No bragging intended, just some dang good tools you might want to know about.
Want to join me on this March of the Tools? I'd sure love the company. And the tool recommendations. If so, here's a badge you can post in your sidebar. Link back to this post, so your readers will know what's up. (If there's some trickier/better way to do badges, certainly let me know.) This one is 150 dpi, or you can use the 250 dpi one here, or snag the clovered-up version from my sidebar. Add your link in the comments below so we all know who's playing along. Then we can all click over to your blog throughout the month to see what sort of tools we're missing out on. And join the March of the Tools Flickr Group (great resource for next year's Christmas list, I'm thinking).
That's my 76 trombones. Cornets or not, I'm marching.