Sunday, February 24, 2013


I have not been doing any stitching worth showing here but thought I would tell you about an incident that happended at our textiles group on Friday.  It is an informal group and we tend to wander around and chat about projects being worked on or even ones that are just in the planning stage.  As I walked past Margot's basket I noticed a piece of fabric like one I bought last Sunday.  Mine is black & cream and Margot has navy and cream and burgundy and cream - in the hope of making a French themed quilt sometime in the future.   Margot engaged me in a conversation about the fabric in her basket and mentioned that Keitha (another member) needed some of the same design in  black and cream for a quilt she is planning,  but that when she went to Spotlight in Frankston  on Tuesday they had sold out.  Of course they were out of stock - I bought the last 2 metres on Sunday in the sale!!  

How is that for a coincidence. 

Anyway I popped home and brought back the fabric and now Keitha has what she needs to commence her project and I have one less piece of fabric in my stash.  

The pieces I bought on Sunday are for future cushions - no real plan so I was happy to be able to give Keitha the piece she needs and we have discussed an appropriate payment in kind.  

 I think that is the shortest time a piece of fabric has stayed in my stash.   


Lyndel said...

oh well... de-stashing is de-stashing no matter how long (or short) it takes.

Gina E. said...

Dian, that was very generous of you. But don't you think that these things happen for a reason? If you hadn't found that fabric first, Keitha probably wouldn't have found it at all, so you were both in the right place at the right time. It is true Serendipity. It has happened to me sometimes, and I'm alwasys delighted to have helped a friend get something she needed, when it was just an impulse buy on my part :-)