I received a surprise gift from my husband.
He is particularly fond of turning wood on his lathe,
creating beautiful pens from chunks of wood. When I
arrived home he had created a special something for me.
At first you may wonder what sort of contraption this is,
I certainly would have if I didn't know it was my special
present to go along with all that fabric I
have stocked up in the Girl Cave.
Pull out the metal tip
Insert it into the wooden handle and it becomes
a seam ripper! With the clip you can hook it on to your
pocket or smock while you are sewing so you know
where it is at a moment's notice.
These are some of the wooden pens he has been making.
The most popular are the one with the bolt action
(click to enlarge), favored by men so far since they
are a little heavier and thicker than some women prefer.
I love the cigar pen (middle one) with its swirls !
The image below on the left is more of the collection
and the pen on the right is mine.