The only trouble is that when you imagine something there is frequently a very large gap between what you see in your mind's eye and reality itself. Somewhere in the imagining the voices of commonsense and reason come knocking at the door. Of course you don't answer it and certainly don't listen when they ask
" Excuse me ma'am, do you actually know how to sew a coat?"
" Have you had much sewing experience?"
So you forge ahead - you attend the course that helps you sort the pattern out.. you buy the fabric... you imagine the coat... you imagine the coat some more. You put the fabric away so you don't have to look at it any more ... and then your sister Maryanna
suggests you bring the coat stuff with you when you come up to Miri's for Christmas because she will be there too.
Here they are the miracle workers. Maryanna who generously gave up 3 days of her holiday to give a personalised sewing tutorial on coat making and Miri (with Jude who slept in the tent so the Aunties could have a room to sleep in) who supplied endless amounts of home baking, good company and wonderful hospitality.
The gap has been closed. What was imagined became real! I have a coat with beautiful lining. It is better than what I imagined. Thank you everyone.
I wonder what I might imagine for myself in 2010??
Happy wondering and dreaming to you all as we move into 2010.