Thursday, March 19, 2009

Great Mail and Good Reading








Interesting story. About a year and a half ago, I did an exchange with another blogger. I sent her a bunch of quilting books I was no longer using and in return she was going to send me a bag of left over scraps from a Kaffe Fassett quilt she was working on. She asked me to have patience because she was finding it hard to finish with family obligations etc. No problem says I. Send it when you can, I'll be happy with whatever you send. Time goes by. Her blog never gets up-dated and the mystery fanatic in me wonders what ever could have happened to this woman. Not for a minute did I feel angry that she didn't follow through because I was going to donate these books to our library anyway. I just couldn't stop thinking about what happened to her. It's funny what this blogging thing does to you. You really form an attachment to people even if you never meet. We find out things, sometimes personal, about each other and form these friendships that are very close in some ways...but not close in other important ways. I really couldn't imagine what happened to her. If she had up-dated her blog or closed it, I would have just put it out of my head but that didn't happen. The abrupt stoppage seemed to hang there like something profound had perhaps happened.

Yesterday, I was cleaning up my in-box of the hundreds of messages that I allow to hang around much too long and I came across an e-mail from her. Even though I deleted about a hundred other messages, I just couldn't delete hers. It still was a mystery unsolved. Last night my husband came home with the mail and he had a good sized box under his arm that he said was for me. Last week, I won a pin cushion from a fellow blogger but this was a pretty big, and heavy box for a pin cushion. I could hardly believe my eyes. It was a box from the lady of the Kaffe fabric. It was loaded, as you can see, with scraps and even fat quarters of Kaffe fabrics. There are also a huge pile of American Jane fabrics and, my hand to God, yesterday I had the Hancocks catalog in my hand to order American Jane in a jelly roll since I love the fabric and adore the lady who designs it. Cue the Twilight Zone music. I was so excited I couldn't wait till dinner was finished so I could get my hands into the box and play. What a great box of goodies. She included a pattern for a quilt and a nice note. I was so delighted, and a little freaked by the coincidences, that it was a very exciting evening for me. I'm still twirling with delight at my good fortune and so appreciative. I will send her a note of thanks because I'm un-sure if she reads my blog and I want to express my happiness at this lovely box full of goodies. I honestly can't wait to get my machine out and play with these pretty things.

For those of you who are mystery readers I may have mentioned that I'm a big fan of Jonathan Kellerman and his Wife Faye Kellerman. I just finished reading "Bones" by him and picked up this new one(above) by her the other day. She gets better all the time. I'm just getting into it because I have a number of distractions so I can't just sit down and read cover to cover, which is what I usually do with these books.


I hope you have as fascinating a day as I had yesterday in your world. It was really a WOW. Talk to you soon.


If Stacey is reading, I tried to send you an e-mail but it came back un-deliverable. You can e-mail me on my bio page but I can't seem to contact you. Sorry. Let me know if you have a blog. Your page is not open to comments or contact.

12 comments:

Vicki W said...

I love it when freaky stuff like that happens! I used to read the Kellerman's a lot. I must have some mental limit on authors. After several books I grow tired of them. It's been a while so maybe I need to give their books another try.

Gerrie said...

Oh, the serendipity of it all. You deserve some good things and you got em!!

Marina said...

Hi Dee
What a lovely surprise. It is true that we become good friends without even knowing each other in person.

here is a link to the quilt pattern mentioned yesterday

http://twiddletails.blogspot.com/

rianammerman said...

What a great story! Our little blogosphere of cyber-friendships is very, very special to me and an important part of my everyday life.

Tina said...

You know what they say...
Coincidences are God's way of maintaining a low profile!

Cindra said...

Woo Hoo! Jackpot! Now you have me curious about what happened to her. Hope all is well for her. Great fabrics!!1

Finn said...

Happy Spring Dee *VBS* and what a great way to start a new season!
The box looks wonderful and will give you many happy moments and memories as you use your new fabric. It's a great ending to a wonderful story. I hope all is well with you and yours and also your mysterious friend. Big hugs, Finn

Darcie said...

Yes...a bit freaky...but oh-so-cool when stuff like that happens! Glad that your blogger friend is just fine. Looks like some pretty terrific treasures! Enjoy. ;-)

Grazia said...

It seems to be a multi-coloured period! :)
What a great surprise!
Grazia

Janet said...

Now you have me curious as to what happened to make her stop blogging! That is a wonderful box crammed full of goodies!

I've been holed up in my studio this month and haven't been visiting much....today I'm trying to do a little catch-up.

Connie W said...

I love happy endings :D

Deb said...

Just found your blog and will continue to follow.

Love the story, always expect the unexpected!

I, too, am a huge Kellerman fan! Life stops when the books come out and I read from cover to cover! LOL

Deb