It has been some time since my last post, as I have been pretty sad all week.
On Tuesday I took part in a very painful family meeting at the hospital, about the health of my twin brother. Julian is still, after 9 months, not really improving. None of us know where things are heading, but slowly our hopes and his future are being crushed under a terrible illness and the hospital’s mismanagement of his treatment.
As always, eventually I turned to creating something, to help me feel more positive, in this case, a spot of mending.
Michaela has this little outfit – a singlet and skorts (skirt/shorts) which she managed to get permanent paint onto (at kinder). I ruined it further, in my attempts to get the paint out – you can see where I have removed more than the paint, in the photo above. This is actually the underside of the skirt (which sits over the shorts) and you can see the circle of stitches from the patch I have already applied, to hide the damage.
I thought that three circles of a coordinating print would be more interesting than one, and I am very pleased with the result. If only everything was as easy to mend.
Do you bother trying to mend clothes like this, or just move on?