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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!

~Monika

14 comments:

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...

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

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...

Big Sis Says: WAY TOO COOL! SUPER STAR! KEEP GRINNING!

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:

http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/2011/07/blowing-my-trumpet.html

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