Wednesday, August 2, 2017

What Do I Have In Common With Kenneth D. King?

Not much, it must be admitted.

In case you don't know who he is, look here.

We both have white hair.

We both know how to operate a sewing machine. 
I can't even bring myself to claim that "we both sew" because even after 56 wonderful years of home sewing, I can't begin to compare what I do with what he does.

No, dear readers, it is something much more obscure.  And much sillier.

We both own a Florian pinker.

I was tickled to learn this.  I don't use mine but I love the funky weirdness of it.  I blogged about it a while ago.

So how do I know this?  Blogger Peter Lappin of Male Pattern Boldness recently spent time with Mr. King in his studio and posted a picture of the Florian.

King's Florian looks new, but mine is vintage.  The original owner noted the purchase date on the back of the box: 1946.  But apparently they are still being made in the U.S.A.

I've always loved my Florian.  Now I love it even more because Kenneth D. King has one too.  I admit it, I'm a fangirl.

I told you this was silly.  You can consider this as my version of tweeting (which I don't do) at 3 a.m.


  1. Haaaaaa, I love it! Have a great day!!! HUGGGGGs

  2. No clue if mine is a Florian, but, it looks just like the last picture, including the color. Mine is vintage, too.

  3. Oh good heavens. Now I have to find one of these (despite the fact that I have 2 very adequate pinking shears already). Because you and Kevin King have them!

  4. Been admiring your stuff for a while now. Waving from Saxapahaw! :-)


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