Monday, February 07, 2011

I Dream a Dream (apologies to Susan Boyle)

God came to Laban in a dream.  God came to Abimelech in a dream.  God came to Jacob . . .  well, you get my drift.  I've often thought how easy it was in Old Testament times for people in a puzzlement to know what to do.  Go to sleep!  God will come or send the answer in a dream!  Wouldn't it be convenient if that still happened?

My friend Kathy's older son is engaged and a September wedding is planned.  That means I need to start working on a gift!  I haven't spent time with Justin in ages, and have never met his fiancee; hence I've no idea what their taste is.  I talked with Kathy who said they were back-to-nature/save the environment types and weren't planning to register for gifts.  I'd been wanting to make a SITP quilt for ages and even had gathered the brown and cream fabrics I intended for it.  I wondered if SITP might be the right quilt for Justin and Tal.  Kathy looked at a picture and thought they would like it.

Then Justin posted something on Facebook that sent me scurrying over to his home page and there I saw pictures of his sweetheart and I wandered over to her page.  I don't know what it was that caused me to doubt.  But I really began having second thoughts about Shakespeare in the Park.

This morning before the alarm went off, I dreamed Joe and I were visiting Kathy and talking in her living room.  There came a bit of a scuffle in the hallway, and I looked over to see Justin and his beloved, creeping out of a room and down some stairs and out the door.  Without even saying hello to us!  As I said, I've never met Tal, but Justin would never be so rude.  The reason for their avoidance became clear:  They hadn't liked the quilt!  They'd been hoping I would make them a different quilt!  And, the way peculiar things happen in dreams, I could clearly see the quilt they wanted!  I know there's a picture of it somewhere on the internet, but a bit of searching this morning came up dry.  Doesn't matter.  I know what it looks like and I know how to make it. Which I certainly will do.

Besides, posting the picture would spoil the surprise.


11 comments:

altar ego said...

Gotta love a direct dream. I'm glad it resolved that little niggle that was visiting you. Can't wait to see the FP (finished product!)

Ray said...

I've always loved SITP & want to make it too. But, I think your dream was VERY clear!! LOL!!!

Salem Stitcher said...

Gotta love that! Can't wait to see what your dream revealed!

Pat said...

I suppose that you will also develop a talent for reading tea leaves, or thread bunnies? Although it is a spectacular quilt, SITP does seem a little out of the box for what sounds like a more home-spun couple.

WV: jacias (ya-see-as). Germanish for "thanks".

LizA. said...

SITP has FINALLY made it to the top of my list. it will be started as soon as I finish the current QOV's that are in process. Can't wait to see what you've come up with for the wedding quilt. Perhaps log cabin? Eleanor burns has a bears in the woods pattern with trees and bear paws and log cabins in a star....

Judi said...

Oh.....but, like you, I have planned on making a SITP quilt for ever!

Maybe a swap coming on?

:)
Judi

Denise in PA said...

Wow, what a story! What a dream! I can't wait to see the quilt you dreamt, but you still are making SITP sometime, aren't you? It looks amazing!

Gari said...

Just goes to show you that your brain never stops working, even when you do. Go for it.

MB in MI said...

ohhhhhhhhh! i WAS hoping for a picture!! but i'll bet you're so excited at knowing what quilt to make them! please post that picture when you're done!! love reading your blog! have a great day.

Laurie said...

Too funny. Don't argue with dreams!

Btw, I just got the Judy Martin book with SITP last week and was thinking about making one.

AnnieO said...

I think that would be a gorgeous quilt and hope you do make it someday.

Your doubts came through your dream--how funny! Glad you got a glimpse of the "right" one :)

My boss told me today that he dreamed I had a whole attic as my quilting room. He asked me if it were true, LOL!