Because many of you have asked how it turned out, I thought I would post pictures of the Einstein quilt I made for the auction. I still really wish I had it as a keepsake. But I am getting over it. I realize that I can teach my girls a great lesson by getting past this. I also realize that Emma Jane already learned a valuable lesson.
One night when I was cutting and piecing the quilt together she said, "Mom, I love watching you accomplish something you have never done before. It makes me think I can do anything. It makes me think that nothing is beyond my abilities."
That is all I needed. At the beginning of April I had never made a quilt before and by the third week I had one. And I had a little girl who was inspired to be creative and never stop learning.
I am a crafty, science mom. I love to sew, print, bake, knit, iron on,
hot glue and bake. I majored in Chemistry but no longer use it in my
job. Now I just use it in my crafts and bring it up in conversation as
often as possible. I am an anagram, palindrome, word fanatic. I have a
wonderful husband and two little girls who keep me busy. I am a
recovering perfectionist who is trying to accept that life is messy.