We all have them – we just don’t talk about them. I’ll share mine! In my fantasy, I’m sitting in a lovely upholstered rocking chair, and I mean the MOST comfortable rocking chair ever invented, so that when one part of my back starts hurting, it automatically turns on the massage unit sensing where to use it. Then, when my shoulder is starting to ache a little, the massage and heat unit comes on in the shoulder area. This is my ideal chair for quilting. It’s sitting in a corner, with my small table nearby where I can have a yummy cup of tea, thread, scissors etc – you know all the stuff (a few cookies). In this particular fantasy I’m doing some needleturn applique, which I dearly love to do, but often get frustrated with how long it takes. So, (since this is my fantasy) the clock has also been turned off. Nothing is waiting for me, there is no laundry to be done, no meal to be prepared, no one at school waiting to be picked up – nope, it’s just me and my needleturn.
There is a beautiful stone fireplace in the other corner, and the fire is blazing comfortably. The window is between my chair and the fireplace, and I can watch the snowflakes fall lazily down to earth as I stitch away. There is a cat curled up, in a box (clearly too small for her, but you know how cats are!) in front of the fireplace, and every once in a while, she stretches and curls up again, to sleep and dream of little mice.
I’m working on a large top, with lots of scrolly bits and curves, which will one day end up on my bed. My favorite jewel tones are used in each piece, making it look very rich and full of depth. Each pin I pull out is another inch toward completion.
When I tire of watching the snow fall, I turn on the TV and watch my favorite old movies or TV shows. I Love Lucy, The Long, Long Trailor, Holiday Inn, Gone With the Wind, I Was A War Bride, with Cary Grant, My Three Sons…. oh what fun!
Then my dinner tray is magically delivered, so I do set aside my needleturn for a few minutes, let’s see what they brought for dinner! Oh my favorite! Chocolate ice cream, mint chocolate chip, vanilla with chocolate sauce, and just to keep my blood sugar even, a nice piece of tenderloin steak, wrapped with crispy bacon.
My tummy full, the kitchen is clean (the elves did it) and I go back to my needleturn. I sure would like to have this finished before bedtime!
Oh the fantasy is just that – a fantasy. But as we spend time doing handwork on our quilts, our minds do tend to wander. Where has your mind wandered lately, and what were you working on? Do you have a quilting fantasy? We’d love to hear it!