A Worthwhile Recycle

My friend Andi sent an e-mail and graciously gives permission for me to provide another place to show her stitching skills.

Diane – I thought of YOU a couple of weeks ago, and it made me laugh.
Here’s why: I had just finished patching a pair of jeans that belong to a friend.
He saw my patched jeans and wondered if i’d mend his.

I hand-sew the patches on. I love extending the life of my jeans, and making use of scraps of fabric, plus i do it for fun and in the car while traveling and whatnot.
I showed him the scraps of fabric i had and he gave me creative license, but did seem attracted to a particular piece – of all things, the bag from a granary in Georgia.

ANYWAY, when i finished patching his jeans, i took a picture of them, knowing they would leave my possession.

Then i thought, well, Diane often sends pictures of her lovely handiwork – maybe i should send her a picture of mine!

THAT’S what made me laugh. Kind of like a 5-year-old sending crayon drawings to an accomplished artist.

Well, now that i’m thinking about it, i might as well do it!  Enjoy.  🙂

peace and laughs,  andi

my response:
Hello, Andi!
The jeans are beautiful!  The guy should be proud to wear them!

When the sons were little, I often patched and re-covered many clothes.
I’m past the days of going into so much detail for mending, although I do cut the buttons off before I make clothes into rags for the garage.

Well, Christopher just came across the room to ask me something, and there was the picture on-screen.
He says the jeans are great and the sewing is such detail and now he wants some one-of-a-kind jeans that somebody put a flour sack patch on.
I told him that jealousy is not a Mennonite tradition.
So he says he will have to learn to sew better than what he knows from Junior High.

Gotta go.  I have to rearrange to make way for delivery of a new Treadmill!

~~love and Huggs, Diane

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