Category Archives: alterations

Surgery, First World Problems and Travel

Back in March, I ended up in the hospital with an inflamed gallbladder. It wasn’t pretty; I was in the Abbotsford hospital for a week, only to be sent home to await surgery which was scheduled for 6 weeks later. … Continue reading

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Reclaim Mending

I’ve blogged about my lovely friend Anna-Marie before. Anna is one of the most authentic people I know, someone who truly tries to live her life with as small a footprint as possible. She has tried to live out her … Continue reading

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Rummaging for a Good Cause

If you’ve read my “About” section, you’ll know that I work for the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) – the relief, development and peace organization of the Anabaptist Mennonite churches in North America. MCC works in more than 50 countries worldwide, … Continue reading

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Darn It!

If there’s an activity that screams “thrift” it has to be darning socks. I love thick wool socks. They’re cozy, warm and double as slippers in my house. Last December, I bought these fab “surfer socks” (because when you surf … Continue reading

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To alter or not to alter, that is the question…

I bought these great Bluenote jeans at Above the Underground in Abbotsford last week.  For various reasons, this cool little thrift shop/retail training store is going to be closing on May 25th. (I’ll update this blog with a link to … Continue reading

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