Monthly Archives: May 2018

May 21 2018

Ho Hum. Reduce Reuse Recycle.

Mend.

No one likes mending….not anyone that I know of anyways. However, the reality is that skilled trades people spend a lot of time, and quality work, in MENDS. Most builds aren’t new builds….

Doing mending should not be something that makes me roll my eyes and make a gagging sound.

Today I am mending the inside of a high quality sleeping bag. It will take time, as one side is overstretched along the tear. I will line it up, starting in the middle, and pin it along the 24 inch tear. Then a straight stitch with a very tiny needle should work on this lining fabric….

Still, boring. Like washing pee off toilet areas or doing dishes. But still an important job!

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Suddenly its Summer, or, See You in September

Meanwhile in Canada, its gone from -27’C to +27’C.

3 boys asking to wear shorts everyday.

Shorts?

I’ve been sewing you all pants, all year, and now you are asking for SHORTS?!?

I have a huge pile of pants with the knees blown out… (Did I mention 3 boys?)

I won’t blog about hemming pants into shorts, but that’s what I will be doing for a while now….

My in laws arrive from the other side of Canada on June 12.

I won’t sew while they are here for a month…

And, I won’t sew over July and August, while all 4 kids, and hubby are off, and  home for the summer months.

I will try to throw up an occasional photo over the hot days….

Take Care of You, and Keep on Sewing ON!