But SEE!! I was right! It made it. I dried it in the dryer too! I know, seriously, I did. It's awesome! So, since it survived and has been with us for approximately 2 months now, I have really had a chance to bond with it. It's so great, people! I had it on my daughter's toddler bed, folded in half, during the "cold" spell here in CA.
I have officially decided I want to make one, but it's going to take forever. I went a deep and thoughtful and (hormonally) decided that each little pillow is going to represent something in my life, something major for me. And so it will be my life in a quilt, if you will.
There will definitely be a pillow for this coming weekend(Aaaaahhhhh, freaking out), one for the wedding, one for each birth(2), some for sad things and some for happy things. You know, how life is.
Maybe I'll use one of Atlas' old shirts for his birth "pillow." Lila's munki jumper that's almost worn out for her birth "pillow." A piece of the totally worn out black pants that I decided last week I could no longer wear in public, that I also wore to my Vegas wedding, will be for the wedding "pillow." The two rejected color 5" Mendocino squares that I received from HR in the studio sale last year will be her "pillow."
Isn't that what quilts are? They are all the quilter. It really doesn't matter whether or not the receiver loves it or hates it, does it? It's always better when it's well received, but it's all about the making.
I never learned to appreciate"the process" when I was younger. I think that this is something I will make sure my kids have instilled in them. I have no idea how to do this, but we'll learn together.
Okay....That was a long one! If you made it here, a sincere thanks for taking it all in! It does feel good to share a bit more about myself after all the great comments! Thanks for the nudge Brooke!