I am a dreamer! No doubt about it. I am such a dreamer that when I get bored with a dream I just start a new one. This actually leads to nightmares so I have had to have my Prince Charming aka The Rooster, give me a kiss and an accountability list! LOL
The biggest dream yet is that all this downsizing has led to a new dream. We need a smaller farm. A quarter mile driveway, a 100 foot walk, a ten acre lawn, an old farm house with needs and three floors of stuff and the only bathroom is not on the same floor as the bedrooms, etc....! Well, it is all very tiring. Hardly leaves time for playing!
So the biggest dream is a more efficient home in a smaller rural setting.
The slightly smaller dream, the bigger, is to have the old farmhouse painted up, styled and ready for sale. I have been wanting to redo every room for a few years now but the scope of juggling an ambitious colour scheme has been somewhat daunting. I then get frustrated and just like Maria in The Sound of Music I start all over again at the very beginning and run at it again. But I never really finish anything of lasting consequence. So I am no longer dreaming in techno colour. It'll be a neutral backdrop and the COLOUR will be my seasonal accessories, my quilts and my fibre art. My reward for staying on task will be promissory notes from my dearie to tackle something on MY to-do list. Believe it or not this is a BIG carrot for me as his priorities aren't the same as mine. lol
So that bigger dream is to have a freshly painted house, with a colour theme flowing throughout and my very own art on display.
I have lots of quilts that I want to make but there has always been something special about having a gorgeous embellished quilt.
So the big dream and the one that has started all this 'make your dream a reality' is that winter crazy quilt for the foot of my bed!
The whole dreaming project started with Vicki asking us to link up our Big Dream project so we could inspire and encourage one another. Mine is a crazy quilt.
Then the break through.
Vicki had said that the project needn't only be a quilting project. And it was fine to post anything that helped move the dream along. That got me thinking. I've learned that multi tasking is not for me. I am NOT multitasking. I'm combining! :)
Here are my dreams and my progress:
clean and dirty. I'm heading towards clean and hopefully will make better choices. The Rooster is stirring himself from the winter hibernation and has declared the kitchen is scheduled for March first. He is NOT a dreamer and is very motivated. The kitchen will be neutral, clean and simple! oh! The Rooster cooks so he is very involved in function. I shall be trying to maintain a lovely form! ;^) I have a few shoe boxes with place mat ideas. lol
I hear you ! Lovely post ... here's hoping your BIG dream comes quicker than expected.
We, too, should be moving along but our house is the one he was raised in ... sentimentality rules the roost here ... I'm ready to move on ;)
Beautiful colour schemes, elle.
May your dreams be sweetly realized, elle! And those fabrics are totally yummy!!
Oh gosh I love the color palette for your new quilt!
This is a great dream, and I love the color choices. You may have finally settled on a focus for your entire house. Now putting the plan in action! Hope it works out well, because I know you are motivated.
Your Rooster sounds a lot like my Mr. C in the fact that he is motivated and moves forward without waste. I tend to meander and get easily distracted. Downsizing is what we are headed towards. Lovely dreams my dear...
Good morning! Just stumbled on your blog. We retired, downsized and moved to an entire new province last year. What an adventure! It has been a challenge learning to live in such a small space, but I love a challenge, and we are loving our new home.
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