Another Thursday, another theme. While I’m writing this, I’ve got this Minecraft parody song running in the background. There are four kids bouncing around behind me, belting the words out at the top of their lungs. I’m on my second cup of coffee, and so to say that things are a bit intense right now would be a massive understatement.
However, sitting behind me there is a pocket of serenity. Lotus is on the floor, doing some embellishment on the first annual Donaldson Women Quilt project. We thought it would be fun to make a different quilt every year. We thought it would be mother daughter bonding time. We thought it would yield beautiful hand crafted keepsakes.
What it’s given us, however, is massive headaches. Points don’t line up. Needles get lost. Materials ran short. Dreams were bigger than ability. But despite all that, I think it will look nice when it’s all done.
If it ever gets done.
I had no idea how long it took to make a quilt. Do you know? I’ll tell you. It takes one million years. A million years, and then we’ll get started on the next one (which, you may intuit from that Pinterest board I linked to, will be a Doctor Who quilt featuring embroidery. I’m hoping Jenna holds my hand through the entire process).
Yippie ki yay.