I was in town today, wearing my beloved wool cashmere coat which I made a couple of years ago. I did the beading myself, and did a LOT of hand sewing on it - this was a major project, and I really took my time on it.
Pretty awful picture - I think I had a cold when it was taken!
Anyway, today I wandered into a shop that sells beautiful high end baby wares, only to be FOLLOWED IN by a lady specifically to admire my coat! She asked where I got it, and I have to admit a major swell of pride as I told her I'd made it myself, and yes, I did the beading myself too. I never quite know what to say when I get that kind of reaction from total strangers to things I've made. I feel great pride, but also a bit of embarrassment, as though admitting that I made it myself is somehow showing off. I like to think that I feel humble pride. How's that?