Serendipitous Surprises

Some days I find that everything just kind of comes together as if it were meant to be, and yesterday was most definitely one of those days. Unexpectedly so, I might add!

It started off like a regular day, except I went to have my nails done. At the moment I seem to have temporarily escaped from my pink-and-purple rut, and am now in a most definitely blue-aqua-green frame of mind (I’m blaming the bad influence of Ms E and Ms JJ for this!). The weather here has been somewhat miserable these past few weeks – rainy, overcast, not much sun – and so I chose a glorious bluey-green colour polish, as it made me think of the colour of the sea in the Caribbean. I think it’s gorgeous, and I came home happy, admiring my nails all the way.

Imagine my surprise when, arriving home, I found not one, but 2 parcels waiting for me in my mailbox! Since I started my quilting-fabric fast back in January, parcels in mailboxes have become a rare occurrence chez LPC… Needless to say, I was suitably excited, and scurried up to the apartment to discover what was in them. And I was not disappointed!

The first parcel contained some Linton fabric I’d ordered a few weeks back to make a new cardigan jacket. Since my couture sewing class, I now understand what went wrong last time around, so I decided to put my new-found knowledge into practice by making a new, improved version of the sadly-flawed original. In a turquoise-green fabric with golden-yellow and blue flecked ribbons woven through it. All summery and fresh and beautiful. Mmmmmmm 🙂 I’d actually forgotten I’d ordered it, so it was a wonderful surprise.

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The fabric actually came with a cute Linton label!

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Close up of the Linton fabric

The second parcel was altogether more special, as it contained an adorable bag made for me by the wonderful Katy of The Littlest Thistle. Earlier this year, I participated in her sew-along to make a lovely messenger style bag. And for participating, I won a prize.  And this was it…

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My new little clutch bag!

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Metallic gold flap and cute heart magnetic clasp

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Botanics lining – I love that fabric!

What’s more, tucked inside as an extra surprise were 3 beautiful mini charm packs, which I have to admit I drooled over and petted (well, this was my first new quilting fabric in months!)

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Katy had thoughtfully made this bag in green and gold chevrons fabric, which not only matches the green and gold in my jacket fabric to perfection…

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… but also co-ordinates pretty darn well with my newly-painted nails! (Mr. Boy also seems to approve!)

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All in all, a day of serendipitous surprises 🙂

 

4 responses

  1. Good to hear from you Lynne. Your new fabric is lovely! Will you make a second version of the Marfy jacket? I’ve been taking a little break from couture while working on a “Summer Spools” sew-along project with the Temecula Quilt Company down near San Diego. Be sure to check out the TQC blog to see it for yourself. I’m heading down toward San Diego next week to continue working on my couture dress with a friend of Susan Khalje’s and to fit a couple of more dress muslins.

  2. I can see you now in your sharp outfit! Love that clutch, girlfriend and the nails are hot!

    1. Oooooh yeah baby! That Katy Cameron certainly got it right with the clutch, can’t wait to use it!LPC

  3. Just off to pat my crystal ball for getting the colour scheme so perfectly right for you… 😉 Can’t wait to see the new jacket along with the clutch on a night out on the town!

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