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Monday, 27 June 2011

Grinning from Ear to Ear! (& Winners announced)

I swear, the weirdest things happen to me.  What does it all mean?  There's serendipity everywhere I go.  Yesterday, I scooted over a fabric store to find more of the striped binding for kits of the Snips n Snails quilt.  (Don't hold your breath - the other 12 fabric solids are on hold for a while until the postal strike it over.)  I do have a couple kits put together.

So here's the story!!  While I was in the fabric store, a woman was beside me with a stack of solids on the bolt, and the current ANPT magazine in hand, open to MY quilt pattern and reading it out to figure which colors to get!!  OMG!  Seriously!  I was flabbergasted.   I stood beside her at the cutting table and whispered, 'that's me'.  She turned to me smiling and said, "Oh are you making this too!?  I love it!  I'm making it for my sister who is having a baby."  I repeated, "No. I mean, that's ME.  I'm Monika".  Then she understood.  "OH!  Hi!" she said as I stood there with the binding fabric in my arms.  TOO FUNNY!  Really, what are the odds?  So I told her, "why don't you let me buy the binding and I'll get a kit off to you tomorrow?"  Hilarious.  We agreed.  We chatted a while and said good bye.  And I'm still smiling.  My cheeks hurt.  ; )  What luck to happen by each other like that!  Pure serendipity.

Emma's kit  (minus the buttons & embroidery thread...)  : )

p.s.  if you are reading this, HELLO Emma!  It was very fun to meet you like that!

Before I forget, the Lapel Stick winners are DIANE and BERNIE!!  : )  Hey Congrats you two!  I may even have your mailing addresses already, but just in case, drop me a line.  Apparently the mail is on and the strike is over.

To everyone who wrote limericks, THANK YOU !  Oh those were so great, even to the women who claim they can't rhyme.  I'm going back to Friday's post to read them all again.  HAHA!! You all keep me smiling!



diane said...

this so fun to read. I am smiling too!

LynCC said...

How fun!!! I can't imagine how I would react - I'd probably start crying like a baby at the excitement. ;D

Jillsy Girl said...

you celebrity, you!! :-)

Wendy said...

Very cool!

Margaret said...

Pikced up the ANPT at Chapter's in Red Deer yesterday (as promised) and grinned the way through it. Your quilt is delightful, Monika! I already have ideas about how to make it from my stash:1) scrappy pieced blocks with co-ordinatoed colours for the embroidery; 2) redwork or bluework: or 3) maybe black and with with a splash of red in the pieced block, and black embroidery with red buttons...? Being a hand-stitch lover, I'd want to hand-do the embroidery. Ah! A wonderful long-summer-evening project!

Best wished for continued success!

Vicki W said...

Well, that is darned cool!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

very fun! You will be signing autographs next :)

Bee said...

I can say I know THE Monika! I'm so excited for you and your success!! I love your quilt, by the way.

felicity said...

Lovely serendipity!

My Sweet Prairie said...

Awe! You guys are all so fabulous!! :-)

Anonymous said...

thanks for the win! But don't mail it to me as I have your magazines to return so I actually need your address.

kimberlee P said...

OMG, that's too cool! What timing! Thanks for sharing! :) How nice of you to do that for her and def nice of you to make up kits!

Anonymous said...


Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Diane just left me a comment to come and read this after a post I wrote about ten minutes ago! I love that you found someone browsing your pattern, that is so cool! Here's my post:


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