I love Auntie Leila! She is the kind of lady I would love to spend a day in the kitchen with (her kitchen, of course)! I read her post about patching jeans and seriously sat in in wonder. Why have I never thought of that? What useless bit of trivia from a 3rd grade cootie catcher is hogging the brain cells I could have used to think of patching jeans. I am no professional seamstress but I can sew and it never even occurred to me to try to patch holey jeans... why not?
Then I pulled out my mending pile, which just so happened to have two holey pairs of girlie jeans. And a light bulb turned on. It was a quick one too, not just one of those new twirly ones that takes a few minutes to warm up.
And then I re-read her post... DING DING DING!!! I don't patch jeans because turning them into shorts, is the way we do it around here for boys and girls alike.
And sometimes, we get a little funky with them!