A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Puck Holding Up 'Red Wine and Blues'

Puck Holding Up ‘Red Wine and Blues’

Anne is seen here standing at the magic hour, when the sun’s light is at its best, holding up her latest finished quilt, entitled Red Wine and Blues. She kind of looks a little like a barefoot elf here, with glasses too. She gifted the quilt to our friends Don and DJ (DJ is also a quilter). Don and DJ, Stew and Nancy and Joanie, last, but certainly not least, all joined us last night to see a performance of Shakespeare in Forest Park (USA Today rated Best City Park, lookout Yellowstone!) at the Saint Louis Shakespeare Festival. This festival has been going on so long now that they’ve run out of all of the Bard’s good plays and thankfully, rather than subject us to one of his lesser works, have decided to recycle one of my favorites, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. On the back of the quilt, in each of the four corners, Anne had attached some pithy sayings, at least in my humble opinion: 

  • A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread — and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness —
  • We will serve no wine before its time. — It’s five o’clock somewhere!
  • In Vino Veritas
  • Don’t Drink and Quilt — Well, maybe one glass!

There is a theme there. Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?

If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumbered here
While these visions did appear.

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