As you might know, it is sometimes really hard for me to work on the little sewing and crafting tasks that come up. This is Mike’s favorite sweater, and last year, he wore a little hole in the elbow. Now, a year later, I finally sat down and patched it up. By this time, the hole had grown a bit, so I decided to embrace it by making the patch cover the whole elbow, sort of like those men’s jackets with the heavy duty elbows on them.
Mike chose the fabric, a heavy-weight wool houndstooth, and I think the result is very nice. I am thinking of sewing a patch on the other elbow, though. It is getting a little worn as well, and that way they would both match. I’m dreading it a little bit, though, because the patch was really a pain to sew on to the sleeve. Have you ever tried to sew something on a sleeve that has already been finished? Not fun. It is a really hard spot to get to, and I had to rip it off a couple of times because I had managed to fold the sweater on itself and sew. Luckily my machine has a little storage piece that comes off, so it makes the area much narrower and much easier to slide a sleeve on. Maybe I should let my frustration die down a little before I attempt the other arm…Now on to the other 20 little projects I have to finish up!
Do you have trouble with the little projects? Do you let them pile up, or do you tackle them as they come your way?