Mending my ways

Stitching and blogging have gotten short shrift lately as the land draws us outside to weed (me) and plant (Don). At the end of the day I don’t have the energy I need to create, so I’ve been mending instead.

I actually documented a recent session because I had one of those head-slap brainstorms that made it worthwhile. The backstory is that my mom gave me a really neat sock darning tool years ago, which I never used. And can no longer find.

It finally occurred to me that I could improvise by using part of an old nesting fruit toy (a take-off on nesting dolls) …

It was just the right size for my sock heel …

And it even worked on the dreaded break-through heel hole …

Fun, right?