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Monthly Mending ~ May 2023

Vintage Wool Cape Putting it all back together again Several Years ago, my grandmother gave me a lovely thick wool cape. It was fun to wear and always got compliments. Someone suggested that I take a pattern from it, so they could make one. This was years ago and I have learned many new ways… Continue reading Monthly Mending ~ May 2023

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Monthly Mending ~ April 2023

April Monthly Mending My plan was to get this out the first Monday of this month. The first Monday of May this year was also May 1st, my Son's 32nd birthday. Ok, so 2nd Monday, until I was sick. bleh. Feeling much better today, so here you are... 🙂 Zipper Mend Broken zipper pulls and… Continue reading Monthly Mending ~ April 2023


Mending = Money Savings

So much mending... It has been a very long while since I mentioned any of the mending that I have been up to, and I HAVE been mending. None of my mending is anything grand, but then my mending never really is. I'm sure there are many grand mending projects like The Second Empire Strikes… Continue reading Mending = Money Savings


Monthly Mending – May/June 2022

Fixing Flannel PJs: This was not so much of a "fix" as an alteration. It never ceases to amaze me how fast children grow. Both Gson#1 and Gson#2 could still fit their PJs around the waists. The length of the legs was an entirely different situation. I brought both home with me to make some… Continue reading Monthly Mending – May/June 2022

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Monthly Mending – April 2022

Sweater: This black cardigan sweater is my go-to sweater. It can be worn with most outfits I wear to work. I am a woman ''of a certain age'' with all the body temperature dis-regulation that goes along with that age (read: hot flashes). Not only does this sweater see many days at work, but while… Continue reading Monthly Mending – April 2022


Monthly Mending – March 2022

After so much mending progress throughout January and February, I was hoping the trend would continue. Alas, it was not to be. Only the tear in the lining of the raincoat was mended this month. It was mentioned in last month's mending, that as progress was being made more mending was also being discovered. This… Continue reading Monthly Mending – March 2022

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Monthly Mending – February 2022

January With such a strong start in January, I wanted to keep it going. Black Running shorts: These running shorts have seen better days Fabric of the seam is just... gone A new center panel The first mend of the month was to be a pair of DW's running shorts. He does a lot of… Continue reading Monthly Mending – February 2022

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Monthly Mending – January 2022

If it seems like it has been awhile since I have even mentioned mending, you'd be correct. The last monthly mending post was in August. After that the mending basket started to fill up, along with the ironing basket. The marathon crafting leading up to Christmas left little time for mending or ironing. Thankfully there… Continue reading Monthly Mending – January 2022


Monthly Mending – August 2021

(This may be a post of failed mends that have been made right) On June 2nd, I mentioned that I would be sending this jacket off to be mended. I filled out the estimate request form using as much detail as I was able and received the estimate quote the next day. To my cheap… Continue reading Monthly Mending – August 2021

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Workbasket – Progress From Behind the Scenes

Flower of the Month Embroidery Block - January The last time I worked on the Flower of the Month Embroidery was (groan of dismay) October 27, 2020 (Goodness, that was almost a full year ago). It wasn't the lack of WIPs that caused me to work on it. It was the lack of bringing any… Continue reading Workbasket – Progress From Behind the Scenes