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Sunday, March 20, 2011
The Neverending Mending Basket
A never ending mending basket!
I seem to have one that is a constant feature in my sewing corner or anywhere else I can put it and not have it look at me on a daily basis.
If something needs fixing I would say to the child, "Put it in the mending basket" and sad to say there it would stay.
Over time I would occasionally get this wonderful opportunity for therapeutic recreation out and start to fix a few odd things, but invariably I would run out of time to get most of it done and it would be relegated back to the corner from which it could be not seen.
Out of sight out of mind is my mending basket's motto.
Yesterday as someone had rearranged my sewing area this mystical being reemerged in to my line of sight. Right then and there I resolved to take care of it.
My resolve actually consisted of the fact that as I honestly think it has been two years since this current basket was created, that obviously anything in it that needed fixing was not of high importance to anyone.
So today I got it down from the loft and decided that I would be very drastic and non sentimental about items in the basket. If it was going to take too long or be too difficult to mend it would be made into rags or thrown out.
So this afternoon I started. I finished sorting and cutting items to be mended into other garments. I was relieved to be finally doing this, but once again I was prevented from finishing the task by the challenges of daily living....feeding and loving my family.
Tomorrow I am resolved to finish the task so I can have this burden lifted from my shoulders. I am sure that I can then have an actual mending basket that I can sit around in the evenings, like in many a good story book and mend those precious clothes for my family.
So I would love to hear from you. How do you cope with your mending baskets?
Blessings to you and your homes,