Sunday, December 25, 2011
All Dolled Up for Christmas
I'm not a particularly skilled seamstress, but I love the design phase of sewing. I like the notion that "if a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well," but I also believe anything constructive is worth taking a stab at even if you can't do it well. I have known people who never sang, danced, spoke to a large group, skied or even played softball because they couldn't do it well enough. That seems like kind of a shame. I believe in setting a high standard and exercising the discipline to improve; but let's not overlook the possibility of just taking a shot and calling it good if it was a new experience and a fun impulse.
I don't think my grandkids are going to be too critical, and I had a ton of fun sewing these tiny outfits. I'm not going to enter them in the county fair. I just want the kids to have some fun imagining that their Barbies are frontier girls way out on a distant prairie.
It's midnight on Christmas Eve, and I am smiling, thinking of millions of very excited little children.