Monday, June 22, 2009

I Have A Dream — by Guest Mom Stacy

If you have never washed a wool sweater & shrunk it into nothing, I highly recommend you do. It wasn’t until my friend Jen did ( her brother’s xxl grey Shetland) & turned it into a tote bag that I was curious. Then I had the dream. The dream of the tiny wool kimono (greyish-ivory) with the stand-up collar & big buttons. It was one of those dreams that wakes you up & stays with you for days. This is what we need to do.

Not that we weren’t satisfyingly busy already. Jen has 5 children (10,7,7,6, & 3), & I have 2 (12 & 7) as well as a full time job as a visual merchandiser in a well-known retailer (rhymes with lap). We met one another as co-room parents in the preschool where 4 of the seven smooches were in class together. We had the extra-curricular portion of motherhood somewhat covered, but we had to do this. The felt. The kimono. The babies — all too delicious to ignore!

And before we knew it, we were sewing. And designing. A new hat. A cardigan. A poncho—or is it a skirt? We applied to a juried art show & held our breaths. Could we really do this? But as any mother knows, whether you have 1 or 2 or 5 or 10 children there is no time to ask that question. Could we really do this? Yes, you can do anything you believe you can.

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Blogger Catherine said...

Oh take me there! I love the sweaters...I want one for me!

Monday, June 22, 2009 at 9:50:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Janika said...

What a great story! I know for a fact that moms have more good ideas than we could ever possibly make a reality. I'm so glad that you've pursued this great idea. A friend of mine writes a great blog about just this topic--making your dreams come true even in the midst of family and other commitments.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 4:47:00 PM EDT  

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