The lavender flowers are not the only purple in my life. Today I was ironing one of GMan’s shirts which happens to be purple.
This shirt is one of his favourites and the cuffs had worn out some time ago so I cut the sleeves off to turn it into a short sleeve shirt which continues to be worn, albeit, not as frequently as when it was a long-sleeved business shirt.
I was ironing it today and I caught the tip of the iron against the edge of the back yoke seam whereupon the stitching gave way across about 2/3 of the back. After my initial shock, I examined it closely and realised that the cotton thread had simply worn out.
The fabric is faded and I know it will not last forever but I have restitched it and there is quite a bit more wear in it yet.
It makes good environmental and economic sense to repair items and retain them for as long as possible so I am very pleased to have been able to extend the life of this shirt.