I suppose I do wish there was such a thing as "The Sewing Olympics". For if sewing were a sport, I do believe I could be some fierce competition. Its a funny thing to think about! A room full of Chinese sewing ladies, sewing fast and furious, and then there's me, right in the middle of them. Would I feel intimidated by their rich history of mass production and re-productions? Their craftiness in copying an original idea and making a bazillion of them? Maybe a little...but in the end, I will proudly say, I am original, and I made it myself! They may be mighty in numbers but I have more heart and love into each one of my items I sew.
I'm going to have to pass on the concept of "If you cant beat 'em, join 'em".
America, lets be proud of what we do again! Lets earn it honestly and take pride in our work. Remember? In God we trust! Not in Money.
Good Luck to our American Olympians this week and if there is ever an event for sewing...I'll be there!!:)