Friday, August 8, 2008
There is one dress that Dan Barney made for me that means more to me than anything in my closet. (see photo above)
I didn't want Dan to see what I had done to his thoughtful gift so I sneaked into the washroom and stared to scrub. I was scrubbing through tears of frustration when I heard him whisper through the door, asking what was wrong. I was so sad.
Here is the part that makes this dress so very meaningful. He not only didn't get upset, he kindly got to work, scrubbing it for I don't know how long, but it was a long time. Somehow he got that dress totally clean, like a miracle. I want to say something about atonement but it might sound sacrilegious to be scrubbed clean with spray-n-wash. Really though, every time see that dress in my closet or put it on, I feel the sweet warmth of devotion and love. I feel more that and a little like the illustration on the pattern cover too.