.....Have you ever had a dream within a dream? I never have......until last night. I dreamt I was in a shop. It was a friend's shop and I was helping her out. It was a quaint little shop that sold all kinds of pretty jewellery made from gemstones. I took my time to display the rose quartz and amazonite, as they are my most favourite coloured stones. But my mind kept wondering to the other quaint little shop next door......owned by Dame Judi Dench.
And why not?!!!!!!!!
Anyway. To get to my friends shop I had to walk past Dame Judi's shop each day. It was mysterious, and my friend told me that because she was so busy with acting, that she only opened her shop for half an hour once a week. In the window, hidden amongst some treasures was a beautiful big blue whale. It fascinated me; and for days I would walk past and stop and just look at it. One day in the shop, my friend told me that Judy's shop would open later that day for the half an hour, but I was tired, oh so tired, so I lay my head on a chaise lounge in the shop that was littered with gemstone bracelets. I dreamt of the whale in the window, the deep blue sea, and golden sands and the scent of the sea air. The pebbles were rose quartz and the seaweed, amazonite. I suddenly felt a tap, and it was my friend, telling me to wake up. She asked what I had dreamt about, and I told her I had dreamt in my favourite colours and I felt happy and content. She told me the shop next door was open and I got up and walked in the door to find the whale. Then there was a sound of gentle birdsong.........
.....it was my alarm clock and I woke. I never did find out if I was to get to see the whale....or even see Dame Judi! What a bizarre dream. But I woke so calm and happy to have dreamt in my favourite colours......whatever that meant.
My days are full at the moment. I am a little weary if truth be told. I am trying hard to keep on top of everything that this time of year brings upon me. I have been itching to create something. For some reason I am hankering to do another ripple blanket. I am trying so hard to talk myself out of it. I keep saying to myself.......'oh but it will be a teeny tiny one'........then I reply to myself with 'Don't be so stupid Vanessa, small and blankets don't seem to go together in your world'.
So, to keep sanity between my battling brain, I made a start on a cushion......in shades of rose quartz, amazonite, the sand and the sea. I thought if I dreamt in my favourite colours, then I should at least crochet in them. This pattern was from Emma Lamb's 'Crochet Home' book.
I'm not so sure on it though. Maybe blocking will help. I stuck exactly to the pattern, but my instinct from the beginning was to go a hook down and change a little bit on the rounds. I didn't and I think that's why I think I am not so sure. I think I would have liked it a little tighter. It seems a little bit too floppy for me. The elder Bear's were home today, so I got Big Bear to take a pic to see if I viewed it differently I would feel differently. Well, hopefully blocking will steady it out a bit more.
I thought it would be nice to change around my kitchen and have a sort. Bad idea. One of those things you do, when you get to the messiest point and totally lose enthusiasm. The trouble with the Bear's home all day is that the fridge and the cupboards are always open. Middle Bear decided that at 10 in the morning it was time for lunch. I muttered something about it not being lunchtime. His reply was that he'd been awake a while so in his world it was.....and he'd come down for a second sitting when it WAS lunchtime! Teenagers!
So, a coffee I think with a big shot of caffeine, and make headway so that I can at least cook tonight.