I was just thinking about dreams, what we wish for and how that changes as we change.
When I was young I wished for fame and fortune; eventually I realised that I didn't want fame, just fortune. I'd still like fortune, but have extended it from fortune in money to also include fortune in family and health. When I was 18 I wanted a Toyota Supra and a mansion. Now, I want a family hatchback with good storage, excellent fuel economy, reliable and with a high wheel base. I actually want the house we have now with some extras. Double glazing, solar hot water and power, a decent fire and a heat pump, a shed for the bikes and another to store yarn/fibre out of the studio and a vege garden that doesn't get away on me.
Then I wanted a top of the line sewing machine that could do everything except wash the dishes, now I want a machine that does a great straight stitch and a darned good buttonhole. I have what I want now on that one too, it's TOL for a basic computerised machine and it doesn't do embroidery, just some fancy stitches and an alphabet.
I want good health for my family, a cleaner so I can spend more time making stuff and the money to not have to work. I don't want to be a billionaire anymore; maybe a millionaire, enough to do the above and for us both to stop work and be able to spend more time as a family, enough to be able to help out family and friends and the guild.
Dreams change and I think as we get older for most of us they become better.
In the meantime I'll do what I can to spend time crafting to keep me happy, to spend time with my family to keep us all happy and to do as little housework as I can get away with!
I did some crafting today, not for me though, school asked me to make snake hoods for the school play; here's what I came up with:
Tonight I am going to spin and maybe knit as well. I will trim the seams on the gown so I can turn the bodice the right way out so it's ready for sleeves.
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