I've had this poor coat for over 20 years. It's long and wool and just the right weight for mid-seasons. I've mended, replaced the lining and buttons, and trimmed the frayed edges and retacked the trim numerous times. I just can't give it up. This year I'm updating it by adding a flower I made from vintage lingerie. The center is a big crystal--part of an old necklace my Mom had a long time ago. Now if the coat will just stay together one more year then, maybe, I'll have it remade.
2 Corinthians 4:16--"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day."