Sunday, October 2, 2016

Happy Birthday to Me

I'm constantly backtracking in the garden, trying to find the trowel or knife or pruners that I just set down...somewhere.  When I saw Wheeler Munroe's handmade leather tool belts profiled on Gardenista in early August, I knew what I wanted for my late September birthday.  

I sent the link to Wheeler's Etsy site to my wife, then nagged her until she ordered for me.  Thank goodness she did, as Wheeler had decided to take the fall off from tool belt orders to work on other projects, but she took one last order...mine.  Wheeler and my wife had a very pleasant phone conversation to work out the details of what I needed, as I wasn't sure.  Wheeler makes every belt custom so we sent in my measurement and waited. The belt came weeks earlier than expected.

No more will my phone and my trowel be illicitly co-habitating in my back pocket.  My knife, pruners, trowels, and twine are now always at hand.

The belt is beautiful and will last a lifetime.  I smile when I put it on.

Wheeler sent a nice note with the belt.  

Unending gratitude to you, Wheeler, for making such a gorgeous and functional tool belt.


  1. But now you can't leave your tools all over the yard so that your Spouse picks them up and nags you about it. Oh, wait. That's me. Great belt! I may have to put it on my birthday list for next June...