May OMG 2018

When you incline to have new clothes, look first well over the old ones, and see if you cannot shift with them another year, either by scouring, mending, or even patching if necessary. Remember, a patch on your coat, and money in your pocket, is better and more creditable, than a writ on your back, and no money to take it off.

Benjamin Franklin

Personally, I don’t like to mend clothes, but I’ve done a bit of mending over the years.  And when it is one’s Mom asking for the mending, well…how can one refuse?

So, my goal for May will be to mend the worn elastic in the hem of Mom’s jacket sleeves.

Mom's Jacket

She has also asked me to make purple bowl cozies, similar to those that I showed in a blog post here.

I will be taking advantage of spring days, too, and working in the garden when I can.  The spring blossoms and warm sunshine are irresistible!



I am linking up with OMG (One Monthly Goal) at Elm Street Quilts. Click on the link and see what other goals are set for April. I find it inspiring and motivating; perhaps you will too!

9 responses to “May OMG 2018

  1. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

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  2. I don’t like mending either, but when it’s for mom, well, that’s different. Good luck with your goal this month.

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    • Thanks Marti! I have removed the old elastic from the sleeves. Now I can do something fun, right? After all, I’ve got a whole month. LOL!


  3. You’re a good daughter!!! Love ya Redl!!! ME

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  4. Wow, that’s love! I’d rather make an entire garment rather than mend something (unless it’s really easy mending like a hem.


  5. Good for you putting mending as your OMG this month. I’m pretty sure that would be the only way I could motivate myself to tackle that pile. My husband used to ask if I did any practical sewing. He got over that real fast. haha! Lovely flowers too.


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