Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Tuesday Self Portrait -- Nose to Fingertip


Did you know that if you stretch a piece of fabric from one fingertip to your nose (turned away from said fingertip) that it's so close to a yard measure that you don't need a real measure? It's true -- Mom taught me that. And here I am in my kitchen, measuring vintage fabric...and if you click on the picture to make it bigger, you can see the dust on top of my cabinets. :D

9 comments:

Gone Away said...

I did know that actually, and I can still remember my mom measuring our fabric by that method. Stretch out, arm returns, hand grabs material, stretch out...

Jodie said...

Hi Clive! So your mom must have sewed too? I remember being just amazed at how well this method works.

Glod said...

All sounds a bit dodgy to me.

GC (God's Child) said...

My Mom does it from the middle of her chest to her fingertip--which amounts to the same thing. Except, what if you have short arms?

Running2Ks said...

I'm still blown away that fingertip to fingertip, arms outstretched is supposed to be your height.

Jay said...

Well, that can't really be right, because obviously some people have much longer arms!

Rhodester said...

Jodie, will you PLEASE quit stealing my ideas- I was going to post a picture of the dust on MY cabinets!

grrrrr...

kath red said...

doesn't this depend on how long your arms are?

Jodie said...

Maybe people with short arms grow longer noses when they do this, like Pinocchio? :D