Wednesday, April 22, 2009

They Live Again!

Have you ever had a pair of jeans that were so comfortable, so familiar, and so loved, that when they became thread bare, with holes and worn bottoms, you just couldn't fathom cutting them off to make shorts, or worse, throwing them out? are my pair. I wear these all the time. They are like an old friend to me. They are old and ragged and I still love them, so much so, that I decided to try and salvedge them. I really don't sew that much, but I have tons and tons of fabric. So I picked out this bright red paisley piece out of my scrap box and voila! I have brought new life back to my old friend.

It's Earth Day today. Maybe thats why I wanted to "recycle" these jeans. What is happening to our planet is really scary. If we all do one thing today to make it better, it will have such a large impact. My first grandchild is on the way, due in October, and I often think about what kind of earth are we leaving for them? What global problems are we leaving behind for them to try to fix. And by then, it may be too late. Anyway, lets do what we can now, not just Earth Day, but every day, one little thing, each day, to make a difference. Thanks for listening to me ramble! Now I'm going to work to bother my boss.

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1 comment:

  1. I just had to fix a pair of jeans like that too. I had to patch it up so I could wear them again. I love patchy jeans though!! :)