Dream Journal: Romantic
“For as long as I can remember, I have had vivid, colorful, and complex dreams. Not usually nightmares, thankfully, although often they are so strange that they can be unsettling. After decades of entertaining family and friends with my mind’s nocturnal imaginings, I decided to start writing them down in a Dream Journal. I find that if I don’t write them down, they most days have evaporated by breakfast time, and I can’t recall much more than a fleeting feeling or tiny detail. But keeping that Dream Journal by my bedside has encouraged me to keep track in a way that doesn’t allow the dreams to escape.
I thought that it would be fun to create a series of Dream Journal covers for my own collection, and decided to share them, in the chance that there are other cross-stitchers out there that are equally fascinated with the stories conjured by their brains while their bodies sleep.
I chose four quotes about dreaming, each with its own flavor. You might choose just one or two, or you might want to stitch all four. The series is interchangeable, and includes a full alphabet and number set so that you can customize the spine and dream bubble on the back.”
This particular journal cover is decidedly Romantic, being written by Sara Teasdale, and reads:
“Love said, “Wake still and think of me”,
Sleep, “Close your eyes ‘til break of day”.
But Dreams came by and smilingly
Gave both to Love and Sleep their way.”
Stitch Count: 239 x 169
Model stitched with one thread over two on 40 count linen with Black thread.
Please choose your favorite linen and thread for this design.
Additional Materials Needed:
Cotton fabric for lining, flaps, and pen holder
Ribbon for bookmarker
Scissors, needle and thread, sewing machine
Ruler or tape measure
Journal or notebook to cover
Measurements and instructions included with the pattern.