A funny thing happened towards the end of this school year, my students began walking around with friendship bracelets pinned to their jeans or taped (gasp) to the tops of their text books... I watched them with wonder until I excitedly said..."I used to make those when I was your age! Have you figured out the diamond?!" Oh, the moments when one feels old are plenty when one works around young souls. Never did I think I would say those words and really, never did I think friendship bracelets would be in... again... it brought me right back to 1990-something and to my own making of these bracelets. We used to buy embroidery floss by the bucket-full and I so remember finally understanding the chevron and the diamond. Wicked (sorry, still back in 1990-something). And then suddenly, miraculously, friendship bracelets are back... and for the ones that were making them in the 1990-somethings. Yes! So today, with the last of my strips and bricks pinned and ready for sewing but the loft at a cool 85 degrees (better than the heat index of 112 outside but still)... I fled to Joanns to get my backing fabric (there's hopeful!). Four yards of Kona Ash (love that grey) and one detour into the embroidery floss aisle later and here I am... equipped to start knotting. I'm not as enchanted with making holes in my jeans as I was when I was a 1990-somethinger but I've got a plan... and some rockin colors, no? If you're up for a little throw back and need some inspiration... friendship bracelets are popping up here, here and (a swap!) here! So fun. Off to start something. Happy Friday!