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"You are so creative"

margaret portraitThis is a phrase I have heard all my life. I think my grandmother may have been the first to say this to me. She was the one who taught me to sew, to cook, to enjoy tea and to express my self - to an extent - she was Norwegian - an ethnic group who are not widely known for their emotional outbursts.

I remember making a doll dress when I was about 6 years old. There was, what I thought, was a beautiful piece of lace. I sewed it to the front of the dress. She thought that the lace should go around the entire hem of the dress. I thought it was so beautiful that it had to be on the dress. "Who am I to interrupt your creativity," she said. Later I sewed clothing for myself in junior and high school and even though she had died by then I always could hear her voice in my head - strict - but encouraging. I became an expert seamstress because I could remember when she would look at the inside of the garment and say, "You should be able to wear your garment inside-out." Not that she really meant it but the inside of the garment should be neat. So, I learned to be creative but with an air of perfection in constructing a garment to be worn.

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