Tags » Darning

visible mending

i’ve been doing a bit of visible mending, mostly while watching tv in the evenings.

my husband’s double-gauze shirt with a worn-out elbow,

socks, and another button up shirt that got a big, weird tear in the back. 59 more words


Darning socks for the Navy

This week, Abingdon girls were busy mending sailors’ holey socks.

15th to 19th
The Upper girls have darned 3 doz pairs of socks for the Navy through Mrs Reynolds. 9 more words

Life On The Home Front

Darning tights!

One thing we have in common is that we all darn our tights. I’m sure this isn’t the way most people deal with holey tights. Bin ‘em, right? 20 more words

Something in the way he moves....

This was the state of the gusset of my husband’s shooting trousers. The second hole was so big that my darning mushroom kept slipping through! 138 more words



Use it up … Wear it out
Make do … Do without

We grew up with that Yankee frugality.

So this morning when I grabbed a favorite pair of grey wool socks, neatly rolled and folded in the way we pair socks, I was chagrined to discover the holes. 469 more words

Objects Of Our Affection

D is for...

… my 500th post!

Someone make a cake – we need to celebrate. Actually I should make a cake as all four chickens are in lay and so there are plenty of eggs. 339 more words


Mending a woolly jumper - craft project update 2

When one of my favourite woolly jumpers developed holes and was in need of some serious mending, I decided to give it a bit of a thrifty make-over. 695 more words

Sustainable Living