Jeanne Reed
"I Feel Pretty"

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When bathrobe was announced as the next WJIF project, a strange feeling came over me. I was startled by a time travel experience back to a former life -- one I had not thought about in a long, long time. As a girl and young woman my bathrobe was one of my most important garments. What mashed potatoes are to comfort food, a bathrobe is to ones wardrobe. As a student, I studied in my robe. During career years nothing felt better after a long day than walking into my apartment, kicking off my heels, peeling off the girdle and stockings and slipping into my bathrobe and slippers. Aaaaaah! As little ones arrived, the bathrobe was still a handy garment but once the toddler years were past, I jumped out of bed into my jeans. I was off to the races dressing; feeding, lunch making, car pooling, cleaning etc. and the bathrobe was forgotten. I must have at least six robes in my closet but rarely wear one. I guess Im still too busy.

This robe was inspired by all the beautiful embroidery I saw five years ago in China. I kept saying to myself, Id like to try that. I wish Id taken a few lessons; they might have helped speed up the process. Id love to go back and do that some day before Im so old I have to sit at home in my bathrobe.

 

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