Take one handmade tablecloth, gifted by a school friend who picked it up in Greece.
Take one flat sheet from Ikea, some cotton batting from Spotty, and with your sisters' help pin all the layers together (on a rarely clean kitchen table).
Stitch the layers together along the obvious join lines, then around each crocheted motif until cross-eyed/satisfied.
Stitch on satin binding while watching the Chaser, then spend many evenings hand stitching the reverse side. Wonder when it will be finished.
Take one toddler who refuses to sleep the whole night in her own bed. Watch as she sleeps serenely under your new creation. Remain content that you finally made this item, which has been on your list for a year :)