Daily Color: “Anyone who can handle a needle convincingly can make us see a thread which is not there.” –E.H. Gombrich
When I was in high school and college, I had the most gloriously patched jeans you've ever seen.
Those jeans are long gone, but I still mend things. And if you're going to mend, why not make it a pretty embellishment, not just a utilitarian fix? My current jeans: