Stories — Tools on Tuesdays


The best spade

The best spade
Spring is taking way too long to arrive this year but garden fever has set in all the same.

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Darning mushroom

Darning mushroom
This darning tool was my Scottish grandmother's. I inherited her sewing supplies and this was tucked into a box full of embroidery floss and darning wool.

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My favorite stapler

My favorite stapler
People can have strong feelings about their staplers. I do.

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African wooden combs

African wooden combs
This is my little collection of wooden combs from west Africa.

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Best pens

Best pens
Short and sweet this week — these are my favorite pens. Sometimes the commonest thing is the best.

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"Many of Estyn's pieces feel like wearable sculpture and ALL are works of art. Anytime I wear something she has designed I am bound to receive compliments on my jewelry — it’s just that worthy of praise and admiration (and I feel rewarded for my fine taste!)."

- Kate Wechsler, Psychotherapist