Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Another Skirt

Yesterday the girl came and asked me if I could make her something else with my "sewing pachine." I'm new to the whole idea of seriously creating things for my family, but I gotta say, it's getting addictive. This skirt is from the same pattern as the last skirt I made, and much like that one, it has some flaws. I've been choosing busier fabric that has a lot of color and/or design because I think it's much more forgiving when I make a boo-boo or two (or three or six).I was able to whip this one up in about 45 minutes---so I'm getting better. But I want to mention again how easy the pattern is to follow, so the fact that I'm able to make them is more a testament to the simplicity of it, than that of the greatness of my skills.

As I watched my girl play at the park this morning I was again amazed at the many differences in our personalities. She is loud, outgoing, friendly, and always in a good mood. She has no trouble making friends---in fact, she forces people to be friends with her. Living every moment of her life loudly and with joy comes very, very easily to her.

I don't want to make it sound as if I'm a mean curmudgeon because that isn't the case. I'm just more.........inward. I want to blend in, whereas my daughter wants to be noticed everywhere she goes.

I love that she has this jubilant, happy personality. She will never have the social anxiety that I had, and still occasionally have. Yet, in my heart, I know that one day she's going to want to be a cheerleader. And that will rip me up inside.

7 comments:

Nowheymama said...

That skirt is so cute!

Aleta said...

I love the skirt - I think it matches her personality - fun, out-going and lovely. It's wonderful to see joy and happiness in a child's eyes. It gives up for the future.

Layrayski said...

I love the colors of the skirt! it seems to fit your daughter's personality perfectly!

When i was younger, a wee kid, my mother always told me that I was bubbly and likes to be the center of attention. strangers and family alike. Then I grew up, I became an introvert.

oops.

Anyway I'm just wondering about the last comment.

BloomingAlmond said...

I wanna get my "sewing pachine" in place... I wanna sew myself a skirt! lol
She looks so cute in her pretty outfit :D
Hmmmm... You're a bit less "inward" than you think... You share your ideas and things with a bunch of us... I know it's different... but still... :)

yey!! I wanted to be a cheerleader! But that was just a thing we saw in tv... we don't have that kind of stuff here...

Tammie said...

nowheymama and aleta: thank you!

lyra: i think you and i are a lot alike--im constantly fighting my introverted tendencies.

tania: thank you..and yeah, it's easy for me to share here---not so easy in real life.

Posey said...

The skirt is very cute and your girl doesn't care if the seams are straight. Keep up the good work.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I'm there. My middle child is nothing like me. I don't know where the hell she came from. She is 100% blonde bubblehead cheerleader. God help me.