I've grown up hearing the phrase, "If you ain't Dutch, you ain't much." This, of course, isn't true, but I still feel very connected to my Dutch roots. Originally titled "End of Day" in the Farmer's Wife Quilt book, I am renaming this block Windmill Wings as an homage to my heritage and the Benjamin Moore color I painted my room as a child. Being part of my senior show exploring graduation, a celebration of beginnings and good byes, it speaks of a solid foundation in my life from which I can now springboard into a wider body of fellow scientists, artists, and Christians. Goodbyes are always bittersweet but also full of promise, and I look forward to and dread what May will bring.
Remaining grounded in the present, though, I am loving the gentle snow drifting down outside and being home to my favorite afghan and duvet. Hopefully this week I can experiment with printing on some simple quilt blocks as I while away the extra hours in between dance rehearsals and studio classes.