Thanks for the encouraging words, everyone.
I once had a surgery and the doc who patched me up was horribly bad at sewing and gave me a rather wide and ugly scar. I gave him a book on invisible mending and embroidering as a joke, but he appeared to have read it very thoroughly, since when I needed stitches again a few years ago, he made the tidiest little seam you can imagine =) It's almost invisible.
You made my day, Rhubarbodendron
. I already have 18 inches of visible scar, so I can live with a little more. But I was
thinking of asking him to give me a butt lift while he's at it.