This is my mending basket. I have a lot of it! I keep thinking of some old book I read - probably Jane Austen - where they were saying that the young ladies had to be good and do the mending before they were allowed to do their "fancy sewing". I need to do the mending, darn it!
But I managed to turn one mending project into a bit of fun, when I converted an old ripped up pair of Carbon's jeans into a cute jean skirt for Hypatia. The knees had been patched and ripped to shreds, so I cut it off above the knees, slit the pants open, added a triangle of fabric front and back, then a ruffle around the bottom.