I’ll clear up this little mystery about the “red spoon” that is in
my jigsaw puzzle box. One of my readers even sent a photo with
one of *her* puzzle boxes with a red spoon in it–for luck! Cute.
I’m afraid the reason it’s there isn’t half as interesting as the guesses
some people had. But—as you know, I collect buttons. And when I
go to a flea market, or a show, and have to look/sort/hunt through
hundreds of buttons—I use a pen or something in my handbag to
move them around so I don’t have to get germs on my hands.
(Why not use rubber gloves? you ask, but this is MY story.)
And that seemed like a good idea for the 1000 pieces of jigsaw puzzle.
Not that there are germs—but the added advantage of not having to
handle all those cardboard-y pieces and get my hands dried out and
chapped when cold weather is coming on. I work with fabric a lot
and in the winter dryness is an issue. So with cardboard. OK, it
borders on paranoia–let’s call it foibles. More fun to say, too!
Well, I warned you that it wasn’t interesting. Let’s just say the reason is
because red is so cheery.
Now we can get on with the holidays without worrying about this mystery.