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Watching this grandma streamer recreate her quilt designs in Minecraft is how I want to end 2020

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2020 has been a year and what better way to soothe our souls than with some wholesome content. I have found both peace and solace in the relaxing Twitch streams of Bacon_Mom, a Minecraft builder who spends her streams working away on her blocky world.

There's just a calming presence about Bacon Mom that makes everything seem OK. She zooms around her Minecraft world quietly talking about what she did that day and chatting to her viewers. Watching her is incredibly serene, and I was a fan from the first moment I saw her playing autoharp at the beginning of a stream. Give the below stream a few minutes and you'll understand what I mean.

Bacon Mom seems like the sweetest grandma ever and regularly chats about her partner (known as Bacon Dad) and her grandchildren who go by the adorable nicknames of Bacon Bits—my heart can't take it. Her grandkids are the reason she started playing Minecraft in the first place, out of a desire to do something creative together with them.

The community around this stream is lovely too. It's a friendly space where people chill and chat as Bacon Mom works away on her Minecraft world. And speaking of her builds, they're nothing short of incredible. Bacon Mom has been streaming Minecraft for 6 years and the number of creations she's made is enormous: a beautiful world of flower gardens, rainbow roads, colorful buildings, and even a giant mural of the Bacons made in 2018.

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But the best features of Bacon Mom's world are her quilt designs. Using Minecraft's square structure, she's built huge, intricate designs into the floor and it's quite the spectacle.

I've only just started watching her streams recently, but Bacon Mom has quickly become part of my evening routine. Unfortunately, our time zones don't match up, but watching her videos is the perfect time to decompress. You can check out her streams on the Bacon_Mom Twitch profile, and for maximum enjoyment bring along a hot cup of tea and a blanket.

Rachel Watts

Rachel had been bouncing around different gaming websites as a freelancer and staff writer for three years before settling at PC Gamer back in 2019. She mainly writes reviews, previews, and features, but on rare occasions will switch it up with news and guides. When she's not taking hundreds of screenshots of the latest indie darling, you can find her nurturing her parsnip empire in Stardew Valley and planning an axolotl uprising in Minecraft. She loves 'stop and smell the roses' games—her proudest gaming moment being the one time she kept her virtual potted plants alive for over a year.