Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Emptying the mending basket
This past week I finally crossed off one "perpetual" (stuff that gets transferred to the new list every week) item on my to-do list...the emptying of the mending basket. One was to lengthen the sleeves of my daughter's favorite winter coat (I've always thought that the 5 inch velvet cuff looked out of proportion).
Next was the hide-the-ink stain-with-pocket because mommy is a lazy and ineffective laundress.
And then, some items (aka as the Velveteen Rabbit of blankies) are beyond repair. After about a year, I admitted that washing does not improve tears.
But under strict orders that cutting was not an option, a duvet cover was made. A large side opening so tactile and olfactory ("I like how it smells") benefits were still accessible. Ties were placed at each corner to hold the blankie in place.
Now onto a new to-do list!