Not sure why I missed this thread this year!!
Haven’t done a lot of mending this year, but hopefully will get around to that some time. My pile is getting bigger and bigger. We have two different pillowcases on the bed now because from all my (three) sets there’s one pillow case in the mending pile… I also need to hem Mr Imma’s new pants. My grandma always taught me to keep the cut-offs in the scrap bag in case the pants get damaged later on, then you have some fabric for mending. The logic is sound. But I also have her scrap bag and it’s filled with cut-off pant legs. Apparantly you don’t need them that often.
Mr Imma has previously worked for two employers that loved giving away good quality swag with their ugly logo on it. For the backpack he uses most days, he bought a sew-on patch from a local band and it was just big enough to cover their logo completely. When I’m at home I wear an ugly fleece cardigan that he got from a work relation once - there’s a logo patch on the front and the logo is embroidered on both the front and across the back! Otherwise it’s a great, soft fabric, warm, perfect fit. I just make sure no one sees me! Mr Imma is always laughing when I wear it because the product the company makes is something I absolutely hate. It’s just that my frugal principles are even stronger than my dislike for that product.