Reaping What You Sew

Because I delight in irony, I decided that today, the first day of the year warm enough to shed one’s jacket, would be the day I finally got around to replacing the four lost buttons on the pea coat that had been failing to keep me warm in the past few blustery weeks. For my first attempt at sewing, I’m quite happy with the results. Sure, I had to use black, gray, brown, and blue thread, the whole affair required about a solid hour to complete, and my co-workers laugh at the chaotic shoots of thread that are loudly conspicuous on the interior of the coat, but I am content in the knowledge that should the weather turn nasty again—which it is almost certain to do—I will, for the first time in months, be able to fasten properly all the buttons on the front of my coat.