So Much More Than "Good Enough"
My mom recently bought a loom and has been weaving. Every Monday Night Dinner she shows us what she's learned, and the cool stuff she's weaving - little swatches of fabric, very cool.
Last night, at MND, she said "here... check this out," and plopped this shawl on the kitchen table. It was beautiful!! She kept pointing out little flaws, saying it ended up a "learning piece." I kept gushing over it, but she kept saying things like maybe she would felt it and cut it up, and make it into a purse or something. I said she was crazy! She pointed out the pretty colors, and how it was angora and wool, but also kept pointing out her mistakes...
I whipped it over my shoulders and gushed some more and told her she was crazy to cut it up, it was gorgeous and she should wear it, All The Time!
Then, I noticed my dad standing to the side, watching us. He looked at me, then looked at mom and said, "Well, are you going to tell her?" Mom said, "Well, I was making it for your birthday, but I just didn't think it was good enough, I can do better."
Dad said, "Yeah, I was all confused at your birthday last week when you opened your gift from us and it was a music box!"
So, of course, I pleaded "Can I have them both???!"
You can tell from this happy picture, I got to keep it. I love this shawl, that my mom made - just for me, and it's more than good enough, it's perfect.