Monday, 6 April 2009
Having recently removed the last remnants of Things That Do Not Belong from my studio in the basement back to their rightful places all over the rest of the house (post-bathroom renovation), I was aghast to see that my mending pile had secretly and mysteriously procreated when I wasn't looking. I say "mending pile" as if it's had that allocation my entire life. As if my mother had a Mending Pile to which she tended, and so I too, was destined to have a Mending Pile.
This one got created late last night....corralled might be a more appropriate term. And so, I have instituted Mending Mondays. Today it was buttons. And also, the removal of some embellishment on a thrift store jacket find for Safiya. I get that she's a girl and she likes glitter, but I fail to see the need for a bunch of sequins to be situated at her hip on a jacket as if she's going to toss her hair and wink at me from across the kitchen. She's four.
So, because it takes me ten minutes to eat breakfast and it takes Safiya nearly ten times that, my fingers were kept busy while she ate and drew and we chatted about things that matter to us both, mainly dinosaurs and time machines. Unfortunately, any documentation of my progress did not turn out well, due to the dim light this morning.
Why dim, you ask?
Arg! Snow! or...rain?....Whatever!....Bah!
The bunnies want to go outside and play.....
We made do with crossing the backyard for an impromptu tea party in our currently-being-fixed-up-shed. Just us, tea, and the wood shavings, while it was miserable outside. It was lovely, really....
p.s. I think my early morning mending enthusiasm might have stemmed from the Repair Manifesto (found via Swiss Miss) which might get carved into our fridge, I like it so much ;-)
Labels: family, home, trying a new craft
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You are the best blogger ever. The charm and imagery in your posts! Ha, I can just picture Safiya winking and flipping her hair, not because she would but because you described it with such hilarity.
Thanks for your charm. The world needs it.
*blush* thank you so much, Laura - you just made my day....
Ah a mending monday, thats a good idea to get me through the pile! We have so many holes in knees. I am hopling just to skip the mending and go straight to the converting to shorts!
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