One of the contributors was from Nebraska, and after asking a few questions, I found out she lived in Paris for a time...and she has a 3 month old daughter...
|I loved the chevron skirt|
|Every dress needs pockets...|
|I paired the skirt with a Nicole Miller top|
|Some t-shirt fringe on the pockets|
|AND a little mini-me version for her baby girl...|
Of course, it would be wonderful if everything I made was a big hit...but that's not the way it works. I sent the two dresses off to my friend's friend...and I never heard a word. ugh.
But, instead of being disappointed...I remembered this.
From my friend Eileen Roche (who is presenting the Friday Night LIVE show in Puyallup tonight).
Eileen says, "Here’s how I look at sewing gifts for other people. I pour my heart into it, pick the project and the materials with that specific person in mind and then I throw myself into it. I think about them the entire time. And when it’s complete, I am done – I mean, I could literally, throw it away because I know I already got what I wanted to get. I wanted to honor them with my time, talent and thoughts. I wanted to spend time focusing on them, kind of ‘spending time’ with them (although they’re not there). In my mind, the process is the gift. So don’t look at the time and energy that you spent as a waste, look at it as a gift to yourself. The gift of thinking, imagining, fantasizing about how much they will love your gift. The fact that they didn’t, well -- screw it. That’s their loss, just a total loss, it’s not your loss."
To read the issue about Eileen, her sister Marie, and the AMAZING sisterhood that is the women who sew -- check out the interview she did for Inspired To Sew magazine!! http://issuu.com/schmetzneedles/docs/its-feb15?e=10258703/11186835