Monday, March 02, 2009

Charm Bracelets

In previous posts you have learned that I love shoes. Yes, it's true. I love shoes. What's not to love. A new pair of shoes can always improve your day.

I also love charm bracelets. I had one when I was little and it never really went anywhere. Now I have 2 and jingle my way through many days. One is just all sorts of things that I love - there's cats, and a bee for bedecked and beadazzled, and a crab — I love crabs, and a handbag and a boot and some hearts. It's getting quite full.

The other bracelet has a charm for each of my boys (my cats) and those who have come and gone before.

Both are great heirlooms and so much fun to wear and to add to.

So, how does this relate to needlepoint? Well, we got to talking the other day and it was suggested that those fabulously preppy needlepoint belts for men are really charm bracelets for the man in your life. How cool is that? An icon for all the important things in the man's life. His job. His dog. His hobbies. His school. When viewed that way it suddenly seemed to be so right.

Not sure what would be on Karl's belt. Okay, he won't wear any belt so let's not go there, but you see the idea. The custom needlepoint belt as a charm bracelet for a man is a great analogy.
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