I was on the B train, coming home from dinner, and a woman sat down in the seat facing next to me. She crossed her legs and kicked me inadvertently. I looked over to tell her “that’s okay!” with a smile, even though she hadn’t apologized, but then I saw her beautiful necklace. Still smiling, I said “Your necklace is gorgeous!” At first she looked cross – I suppose she was expecting me to chew her out for kicking me, but then she heard my words, and a big smile crossed her face, and she said, “Thanks! I made it!” Then, she told me she thought my bracelets were beautiful, and I said, “Thanks! I made them!” Then we both laughed, and we talked about sources for jewelry making until my stop came up.
You do that, too, don’t you? I mean, you do say “Thanks! I made it!” when someone compliments something you’ve made, don’t you? You should!
One of my favorite DIY blogs is called Thanks! I Made It