make do and mend...
A few months ago, my sister asked me to mend this sweater for her. OK, so maybe it was longer ago than that. Today she told me that she had actually forgotten about it. Oh dear. Anyway, as you can see below, there was a little hole in the sleeve.
So I stitched it closed to prevent it from unraveling or tearing more. Since I knew that it would be covered, I didn't have to worry about making it perfect. My friend Catherine has learned how to darn. I've learned how to get around this sort of technical mending.
From wool felt, I cut out a heart.
Then I just stitched it over the mended hole. Now Anna can wear her heart on her sleeve!
By Mollie Johanson at Wednesday, April 07, 2010