2/23/06

Happy, Holey, Half-Nekkid Thursday!

My Grandpa died in the summer of 1992, when I was 15 years old. The only thing of his that I wanted was his flannel jacket. I still remember seeing him walk all over town with it on and it was funny how picky my Grandma was about how it should be washed. (woolite, cold water, air dried)

I've worn it to work almost every day for the past 4 years. When I'm sitting at my desk, I usually sit with my left elbow on the desk and use my left hand to prop my head up. And now I have a hole in that part of my jacket.

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I didn't realize a hole was forming until it was already there. I'm gonna try and quit wearing it so much but I'm quite attached to it. I'm thinking of teaching myself how to sew so I can turn the jacket into a little teddy bear.

Happy HNT!

29 comments:

mergrl said...

a teddy bear or a little quilt :0)

I have a shirt with sentimental value that I am doing the same thing to


Happy HNT!

warcrygirl said...

Can you sew (or have someone sew) a patch on the elbow? That way you can keep wearing it.

What a sentimental post; happy HNT!

awaterpixie said...

Patches baby... it's called Patches - oh yeah.

Happy HnT

bekah said...

That'd be really cool if you could turn it in to a teddy bear. Or take it to someone and have them turn it into a teddy bear.

txsm said...

After my Pop-Pop passed in October my Mom brought back all his square dancing shirts, my mother-in-law is making a quilt for my mom, and pillows for each of my girls out of them and one for me. I think a teddy bear would be awesome, you'd probably have enough to make a pillow also.

Mike said...

My Grandfather died back in 1966 and I still have his flannel coat that he wore all the time. I only wore it a few times, but it is still here and still intact.

Great post.

kate said...

It will be great whatever you decide to make of it.... sometimes just having it hanging in the closet where you see it daily can be a pleasure. I have a coat like that...

cheers! K

bubbles said...

great idea....turn it into something yuo can keep....you have very pretty fingertips. HAppy HNT!

nosouthernbelle said...

Very sentimental...touching.

Lee Ann said...

Happy HNT!

Crimson said...

What a cool idea :) HHNT!

AndyT13 said...

I can relate. Sew the shirt. Put in elbow patches. You can find that material or something close/matching easily enough. Go to fabric store. :-) HHNT!

Tatted said...

awesome idea!

:)

Leela Lamore said...

So touching, a patch would work, perhaps faux leather so it doest weart through so fast *smile*

BO Snagley said...

I think i have like that only it is quilted.

littlefeet said...

i am with others on the elbow patch...they are quick and easy... :)

peace...

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Yeah, Chickie...if you still want to wear it, I'd think about the patch idea...How dear that you have this shirt and love it so much...I can understand it....You can always make a Teddy Bear out of it if the Patch idea doesn't work...Good Luck with that my dear, Chickie...

Jay said...

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nniceguy269 said...

hmmmm makes me think way back myself now... only thing I wanted was the ol rockin chair that grandpa sat in looking out the window, talking about the neighbor's, spit toon can beside the ol rocker, sigh. It sits now in my living room and still creaks the same way it always did. Thanks for the memory! Try the patch for a while, you can make the teddy later. ;-)

Amy said...

Awwww. I have my grandpa's jacket and I wear it too.

irReverend said...

What a sweet story. HHNT!

Jericho said...

lovely story, beautiful HNT :) Thanks for that!

Joey Polanski said...

Be glad ya only wore a hole in th jacket. You couda wore a hole in yer head aftr all them years o sittin that way.

Midwestern City Boy said...

This is such a sweet tribute to your grandpa. I'd mend the elbow so I could keep wearing it. Happy HNT.

Chickie said...

Thank you all for your comments! I'd thought about doing a patch but then changed my mind because it would make the jacket different. But I think I'll do it as a last resort. I really do like wearing it. Maybe after I wear out a patch I'll turn it into a teddy bear or something.

Joey Polanski - That had never occurred to me. I'll be grateful now that it was the jacket that ended up with the hole.

Tommy Gunn said...

Great story for a HNT. It shouldn't be that difficult to repair. HHNT to ya.

anne arkham said...

That is a sweet story, and a great jacket.

Moosekahl said...

That's a cool idea. I have all my grandpa's sweaters, I use to wrap up in them and study even though they were three sizes to big.

Zube Girl said...

I think a teddy bear would be an awesome idea! LOVE. FLANNEL. I can't help it. You can thank Eddie Vedder.