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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Oops, Wish I Hadn'a Done That

It was a beautiful foggy morning...must have fogged up my brain.

Do you have a favorite piece of clothing?  I'm sure you know what I'm talkin' about...you wear all the time...it fits so perfectly, you hardly know you have it on...it makes you feel cozy and comfortable...it's not the prettiest item you own...but it's your favorite.  Well, I do.  I mean, we live in the woods in the mountains...we work outside...we get dirty...so what if my favorite attire is a pair of yoga pants, a sports tank and my very favorite sweatshirt! 

Part 2 of this story...the summer's humidity (and our lack of AC) did a number on my cast iron pans hanging on the wall (even the most perfectly seasoned ones)...so I'm trying to get them back into good working order.  Since we've had a fire burning in the wood stove every morning, and often all day long (it's been cold), I thought taking advantage of that heat would be smart.  I brushed a little shortening into one of my skillets and put it on a trivet on the stove top.  I'd pick up the skillet and roll the small amount of fat around to make sure there was even coverage...OK, you might already know what happened...yes, I did, I bundled up my favorite sweatshirt into my hands to pick the skillet up, which worked without a problem until the stove had been burnin' hot for several hours...
...yes indeedy, the heat of the skillet melted my sweatshirt (I now know using a shirt sleeve as a pot holder is a very bad idea)!  I'm happy to say the heat didn't go through the shirt and burn me...makes me love it even more...and though the edges of the arms were well worn, it now has a serious burn mark.
Oh, of course I'm still wearing it!  But every time I look at it, I think "foggy brained girl".  So as my dad would say, "as the Berenstain Papa Bear would say, let this be a lesson to you"! 

Have you every damaged your favorite piece of clothing?  Do you still wear it?

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Richard Lawry said...

Ruined clothes become work clothes for me.
An Arkie's Musings

Dad/Pepere said...

Not clothes...but shoes. I very much dislike breaking in new shoes...soooooo, I wear them till they fall apart and even then, I use them when I work in the yard. They are so comfy! Hugs

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I can put an applique over it! LOL

Lise said...

Sounds like great repurposing Richard:)

Dad, I must have inherited that from you, because I do the same thing! Hugs back:)

OK, thanks Patti, next time I see you I just might take you up on that...though I fear it might be too tattered and worn by then!

Powell River Books said...

I am always getting too close to the woodstove. Here's what I did to the seat of a favourite pair of sweat pants.


I have another pair of "work sweats" that is more patches than original cloth. Every time I get a thin spot I slap on another patch. I love the elastic ankles and not worrying about getting them dirty.

Lise said...

I saw your post on your pants when you published it Margy, made me laugh!