Mend It Monday #6

“If it’s not worth mending, it’s not worth buying” …

I’m afraid it’s more darning this week. I was intending to do some visible mending involving some embroidery, but when I looked at my thread, I discovered that a key colour was missing. As I’m sure you’ll understand, just popping out to get the colour that I want is not possible right now, so that project has had to be put on hold (and may, in the longer term, be re-designed on the basis of the colours that I do have).

Anyway, there always seem to be socks to darn. There was a pair of Mr Snail’s colourful socks, knitted by me as well as hole in some thick socks I wear with my walking boots. The latter is a work in progress, but the former are all mended.

So, have you mended anything this week? If you’ve written a post about mending recently, do share a link to it – I love to see how other people manage to extend the lives of the things they own.

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  1. Errands out certainly have to be limited and carefully planned out. Hopefull Mr Snail is now working from home. Nice bit of darning.

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  2. Nice darning. I’ve never darned a thing in my life, don’t think it’s going to start any time soon….:)

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  3. I still haven’t mended those work pants…

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    • But I know you will. TBH I had to do this mend last night in time to post today as I’d been rather distracted all week. I am now going in search of black embroidery floss in the depths of my sewing store… I’m not holding out much hope, so will probably have to rethink my next mend.

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  4. I love that you find joy in mending things. My husband’s favourite jumper has a hole in the chest area but he won’t let me fix it. I shall watch it just grow bigger – then he’ll refuns to wear it at all!

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    • It really annoys me when I only discover that something needs mending after the damage has got out of hand. I am hoping that writing these blog posts means I will get on top of all the mending and can deal with repairs as soon as they need doing (not at that stage yet – there’s still a backlog).

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      • You never know, once you are writing about it it could inspire action! It’s a bit like writing a shopping list – even if I forget to take it to the shop with me it’s more likely I’ll remember most of what’s on it.

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  5. Very neat darning! I am still conducting home cleanouts, clean ups and move abouts. And a small amount of redecorating to keep my spirits up over the long shut-in time ahead.

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  6. https://catherinethemaker.blogspot.com/2020/03/mend-it-monday-on-i-think-tuesday-nz.html

    it’s not startling and it’s not really for going out in, like say the theatre or concert. But it will get worn over the winter and it might get to have more “Leaves” because I’m a bit of a reckless art-maker…

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  7. I have done some sort-of mending but it is being saved as my next scrap happy so you will have to wait! Your darning is very neat – much better than mine.

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  8. My mother, a child of the Great Depression, used to darn socks. Alas, I never learned how. Who knows? Someday, maybe…Your darning is very neat indeed.

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