Long ago, I wondered why every pair of my jeans ended up with a hole in the left knee,
but NEVER the right. These are my favorite gardening jeans and at that time,
I diligently patched the left leg (shown *right* side above ) covering the patch with kantha stitches
in every shade of blue embroidery thread that was at hand.
(Click Mending with the blues to read that tale, if you wish).
Since then, another patch was added below the original ... some plaid from an old work shirt
... and more stitches to make it good & secure. Ooooh, it is strong.
Well, guess what has happened at last? I finally broke through
on the other leg!
So I pulled out the original pair of sacrificial jeans, cut a big wonking hole in the derriere
and stole one of its pockets this time.
The bottom edge of the pocket is going to rest right above where my knee bends, so it
should be perfect for surreptitiously stashing all manner of small things ...
seeds, plant labels, small clippers, dawg treats maybe (shhhhh).
And I thought I might venture out from straight kantha this time,
do a little exploring & experimenting.
Have you seen the needlework over at Tanglewood Threads? So worth a look-see.
I get inspired when I go over there.
Recently, I told Penny I would show her this brooch ... not round like hers,
but very similar in other ways. She's working on filling circles with stitches.
I think perhaps her brooch & mine might be kin
with their distinctive triad motifs and Celtic spirals ...
... something in common with this, too, I'd say,
which dawg & I found while walking tidelines.