The baby shower today was a lot of fun. The food was good, the activities were fun and the mom-to-be seemed to really enjoy herself.
The crocheted afghan didn't get done in time, so I gave her a quilt I made (and forgot to take a picture of). She loved it, and so did all of her guests. There was comment after comment of how lovely it was, and how talented I was.
Honestly....I was embarrassed.
Its hard to explain, but I guess somewhere in my head I just assumed this was something a lot of people could do....something a lot of people enjoy doing. I guess I was wrong.
Online, I read crafty blogs on a daily basis, and am in awe at how creative and talented people are. Just look at Etsy, its FULL of talented artisans. So because MY world is full of people who like to do what I do, I didn't realize how unique the bunch of us really are (and how cool that is). So yesterday was truly the first time I realized that I do something that's pretty special and unique. I realized I shouldn't be embarrassed at all, but proud of the talents I have and the skills I've acquired.
Why is it so hard to acknowledge something great about yourself, but so easy to provide praise for someone else's work? I am so critical of my own work its often agonizing to give away something I've made because I never think its good enough.
Anyone else feel that way sometimes?