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Saturday, December 24, 2016
Weekly mending and attacking 2 projects
Yesterday, I attacked the ever growing mending pile: 3 more napkins were repaired, 2 on the machine getting new seams and a third was hand sewn, blending in a repair in the linen next to the color thread that encases the edges of the napkin; a Christmas pillowcase needed a heam resewn, 2 bath towels and a face cloth were repaired, a few socks (not pictured) were hand darned; a very old, almost 30 years? canvas bag with very frayed handles had the wornout handles encased in some red, double seam binding.
DD's shirt had a seam that needed to be sewn shut. I also cut up 2 100% cotton flannel nighties into squares and turned the cut edges under, sewing them into place to prevent a tangled mess in the laundry.
DD currently has a nasty cold and had already used up the 2 boxes of lotion tissues, when I presented her with these homemade "hankies." She hesitated a bit but once she tried them, she was delighted in their softness on her very irritated nose.
2 pairs of DS's shorts needed new buttons and one needed the fabric reinforced first
Once again, I was able to use up more inherited thread of odd colors.