Mend It Monday #7

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

Last week I started darning a second sock and that has now been completed. It’s a rare sock for me because I didn’t originally knit it myself, but it’s so comfy inside walking boots, that I really wanted it to last a bit longer. Anyway, once I’d started, it didn’t take long to make it usable again.

The embroidery problem that I mentioned last week was kindly solved by my friend Lizzie (thank you so much Lizzie), who sent me some black and yellow embroidery floss so that I could work a bee design over a hole in one of Mr Snail’s sweatshirts. When I came to look at it, there were two holes, so he’s got two bees. He’s threatening to make more holes in it, so he gets more bees! First I sewed around the edges of the holes to stabilse them, then it’s simple satin stitch to cover the holes, a running stitch “trail” and back stitch wings. The orientation of the bees is defined by the hole itself.

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. Beeyootiful! I’m with Mr Snail: I think there should be a flower or two to justify their presence, and then a number of the little buzzers zooming around!

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  2. Very cute little bees! This could make mending a trendy undertaking ❤

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  3. Love the bees!

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  4. ….Quickly goes to make holes in sweatshirts…..

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  5. The bees are the bees knees of mends!

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  6. That is so inventive! I can understand why Jon will be wanting more bees. Will it be Sam or Daisy he trains to nibble them?

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  7. Those bees are fantastic! No wonder Mr. Snail wanted more holes. I have two small holes in my the top sheet of my bed. How they got there I have no idea. Anyway, my project this week is to mend them. And you will be happy to learn that as type this, I am wearing the sweater whose sleeve I mended a week or so ago.

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  8. Wow, so wonderful

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