Wednesday, February 11, 2009


The last couple days have been full of coincidences. Have you had days like that? If I think of someone, I get a phone call or email shortly thereafter. If I hum a song it magically plays on the radio or in a soundtrack of a television show. I must be in the metaphysical groove, so to speak. I have been listening to a favorite book on audio this week and I turn on the t.v. Sunday night and Sense and Sensibility is on Masterpiece Classics.

This movie version is terrific and very, very close to the original. I do love the Emma Thompson movie version too. How can you not love Emma? Good thing I don't have to choose and can watch both till I overdose on Austen.

I have been working on a possible new pattern. I have it in mind for our new fabric collection that will show at Spring Market in Pittsburgh. I, of course, don't have that fabric yet - so this prototype is made with American Primer fabric.
Here is a peek at what I have so far......
So.... I am busy sewing along on this project and getting angry at myself for my for my pathetic supply of straight pins. Where did they all go? I have 5 left and 2 are dull. I keep pinning and unpinning for the entire afternoon and I am cursing under my breath when the doorbell rings. A parcel from Moda is here. It's small so it cannot be fabric. Inside is a little gift from Lissa Alexander, thanking me for posting a project on the new Moda Bakeshop website. Here is the gift.
Yes, an Americana tin stuffed with new, SHARP, straight pins. A coincidence???? I think not!
Don't you love the note? "Random Acts of Moda". The universe is trying to tell me something. Here's hoping the universe is showing you random acts of kindness today.



Joyce said...

I love reading your blog.. I know what you mean about coincidences.. I think my straight pins might be linked up with yours somewhere.. you have inspired me to go buy some today! Thanks for all your great posts!

PamKittyMorning said...

Love the quilt, can't wait to see the new one at Quilt Market! Love the pins, I got a treat from Lissa yesterday myself. I can't believe how charmed my life seems!

Have a happy pointy day!

Helen said...

Is it possible to overdose on Jane Austen?

I'm looking forward to seeing our quilt.

Sinta Renee said...

I would get excited over any gifties from Moda! Coincidences or just living a charmed life??? I am a pin fanatic... they make such cute specialty pins now! So, if you are missing any of those... I just might have them:)It looks like your project is off to a great start!

beeinstitches said...

Thanks for sharing your coincidences. I have many days like yours as well, and am always reminded of an interview I heard one Saturday morning a few years ago with the singer Bonnie Raitt on NPR. I enjoyed her explanation that, "Coincidence is God laughing." Here's to more laughs!

Vicky said...

I have times like that, too! When it happens, it's always a "whoa!" moment! Love the pins - that was a very good thing!

mamabug said...

COOL!!! Kathie

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So now you have learned....if you are short of something....just think about it and it will appear! Ha..ha. Nice coincidence.

little acorns said...

I too - really pay attention when things start happening in pairs - or even more so - three times!
The idea of working in the studio with anything Jane Austen on. . . sounds perfect to me!. . . I'm always missing the Jane Austen movies on PBS. . . I heard about them . . . & then never remembered to find out when!
Can't wait to see your new designs at Market! (I'm not doing a booth this time. . . but I will be there!)
xo, Bren

SheilaS said...

Jack was just talking about coincidences this morning-I told him that you had written a blog about them-BUT what I really want to know about is the really cool pin cushion made out of your fabrics. Is there a pattern available for it or was it purchased? Thanks much!

Carrie P. said...

Yay, for random acts of kindness and so called coincidences.

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