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    Beautiful coverlet and the cats are the perfect accent!
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    Thanks, everyone.
    Catherine, I love that song too.
    The orange and white cat is our senior boy, Ogden, who loves to spend as much time as possible in our arms or laps. Raymond the tiger is mainly in it for the food, lol.

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    Love the picture, cats, coverlet, AND song, lol. And I don't mind mending. It's nice to be able to get more use from something. I mend socks, too. Not in the approved way my grandmother did, more the Amy Dacyczyn method (loosely stitch around hole, pull it closed, sew it shut). Works well enough for me! If say the whole heel is out, it becomes a sock rag, cat toy, or, if cotton or wool, compost. I don't mind ironing, either. It's finding the board and the iron at the same time that's the challenge!

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    The kittehs are so cute!

    Done a bit of mending and darning, realized I like darning more than I originally thought. Mending can be simple or complicated. I had a flannel shirt that had a hole on the elbow. I didn't want to throw it out so I found some scrap fabric and made a patch for it. I also did the other elbow since I figured it would need mending soon.

    The Imperial War museum in London did an exhibit on wartime shortages on clothing called Make Do and Mend and sold a collection of the pamphlets that were distributed at the time. It has tips on mending, caring for fabrics, and MacGuyvering clothing. Some of the stuff is dated. it still has useful information.

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    My feet are sock killers; always holes in the heels and toes. I'll mend them to a point, but if the hole is too big, out they go. One pair of my work pants are too long and drag on the floor and I've been putting off hemming them. They're not so bad with one particular pair of work shoes (non-slip), but are a hazard with my zero drop barefoot work shoes.

    I do love ironing, but only when I can do a pile of things at once. It's a hassle dragging out the ironing board so it has to be worthwhile.

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    They're not so bad with one particular pair of work shoes (non-slip), but are a hazard with my zero drop barefoot work shoes.
    In my younger days, I had shoes for every length of pants I owned. Worked for me then, easier than hemming! Now I'd rather hem than get more shoes, lol.

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    I am not good at tending to mending. But...I feel better once I do. Hemming pants are a constant with me since I am 5'2" and even petite sizes are too big. I also hate dragging out the heavy sewing machine so there is that too.

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    My DH wants a loop on the side of his pants to hang his sunglasses case. I plan on spending the evening sewing a loop on about 8 pairs of sweat pants for him.
    "Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and thieves break in and steal. But accumulate for yourselves treasure in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, your heart is also." Jesus

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