So, I would like to make a "Modest Proposal" for some handmade gifts this holiday season:
- Take all those old competition tee and sweatshirts out of the drawer. Cut them into squares and make a memory quilt.
Finally, here's my favorite
Cut a rectangle of wood and bevel it lengthwise so it will hold a blade. Spray paint an old pair of boots with metalic gold or silver paint. Put a cheap plastic vase inside the boot. Fill the boot with holiday flowers or decorations and use it as a centerpiece on the table.
Holidays don't have to be expensive for us skating parents. We just have to be willing to be creative, take a little time and be good stewards of the environment by "repurposing" all those things we spent so much money on.
Unlike Jonathan Swift's Modest Proposal, however, I would hope that we are not all so impoverished that we would resort to his solution.
Now you must excuse me. Supper's ready..