a fix and beautiful textiles and an outing

I had a bit of a wardrobe snafu when my knee ripped through my one and only pair of jeans I packed for Rome. Yes I do have another pair of pants, but these are my JEANS. I live in them... so I did a funny hand stitched repair. I'm not so excited about how the fabric patch shows through. I would have done it a bit differently in retrospect, but i really like all those stitches reenforcing the fabric. Which got me thinking: how this might look on some knees or elbows which hadn't gone quite so far. hmmmmm.

ohhhh and then there is this rug in our apartment. I've never seen a rug quite like this before, but I love the stitches and how the design sits in the weave. So simple.

ohhhh and today we went to the Pantheon. I like that that sort of statement could be an afterthought- what is life becoming?


  1. Amazing! I did a tour of Italy/ Greece with some school kids and we only had 1 day in Rome- sad... you could spend 1 day at each sight there! My camera died when we got to the Pantheon too. Ugh! Hope you're loving it!

  2. Jen,
    I love your patch stitching. It reminds me of the Japanese indigo cotton peasant farmers vests they patched with horizontal and verticle white stitches. I can't remember where I've seen it, but Sashiko is the closest I can come in my limited search time right now.

    When I do my next jean patch job I'm going to try this and give you all the credit, okay?

  3. Found it! http://threads.srithreads.com/
    - The NanaBeast

  4. I think Nana was thinking of "boro" .
    Love the denim patch.
    Is that a wool rug?
    Look's like you are having so much fun.
    : )

  5. I love the rug... thought for a minute that you had done THAT stitching on your jeans... it's l-o-v-e-l-y...in fact, it all looks lovely..rather dream like..miss U