Country Mouse

I find winter to be the best time to do mending. Maybe because there’s less to do outside and I can focus on socks and shirts with holes or a rip in my favorite quilt. To mend socks, you can use a small wooden darning egg or my method- a rubber band ball (use leftover rubber bands to create your own). Push either one of these into the sock toe. Special thread for darning is a good choice. But sometimes I just use whatever thread I have on hand…even if the color doesn’t match. Mending leaves behind a reminder that with some repair many things, even my quilt (above), can be serviceable again.

(Photo- Martha Browne)