Quilting and dilemmas
I have a love/hate relationship with quilting. I've only just realized this. It's sooooo teeeedious but SO rewarding.
I've started this special quilt for Audrey ages ago. It was going to be her baby quilt, and I guess it still is (SHE'S STILL MY BABY RIGHT?!). I'm only just dusting off this forgotten project and finishing it now and so far it looks stunning. The problem is, when I resumed work on the project I didn't know whether to give it to Audrey (as originally intended) or give it to the new Baby. Audrey has a little patchwork play quilt that I made long before we were married or Audrey was even a thought. It's a little worn and stained and is sort of like a hand-me-down. Baby is getting a beautiful handspun merino/silk knitted blanket and Audrey got a teeny tiny little one. As a first time Mama I had no idea what size baby blanket was appropriate and made one that was entirely too small. It's nice and snuggly and would make a nice little keepsake, but it's basically useless. I'm thinking to go back and make Audrey a nicer one... but I don't know. The bottom line is, it feels like Audrey was getting jipped a little bit (in the way of handmade things) so I've decided to give her this quilt as I originally intended.
How far do you go to make sure things are even and fair between the kiddos? I know Audrey doesn't understand but I want both girls to have nice things to keep and look back on. It feels really important to me and kinda silly at the same time. Do you stress over this kinda stuff too?