Ya'll know I'm working on One Thousand Blessings - a list of things I'm thankful for and have been blessed with in my life. Well today one blessing is getting a whole post all by itself. I suppose that indoor toilets should have had a whole post too because, face it, that's pretty darn significant. But I couldn't honestly find a lot of things to say about indoor toilets that would have been "tasteful" so it just had a place on the list and I went on. But this one, oh my, things like this just don't happen. Not often and not to me. Well, I'm really blessed all the time but you know what I mean. It went like this.
The floor guys came today - and yes I'll do another post on that later so you can see what I chose - but that's not the blessing. Well, of course it was A blessing but it wasn't THE blessing. Anyway, I worked in the sewing room all day while they were here, just in case they needed me. I don't know what they would have needed me for because I can't carry furniture or rip up carpet or scrape floors or paint on glue...but they might need a drink of water or something. Turns out they didn't but I was definitely available. All that's beside the point. My husband got home about 1:00 from deer camp (no deer, missed the only one he shot at) and brought in a package that UPS left on the steps. I never heard them...guess I was too busy being helpful. It was from Christenson Wholesale in Utah. I stood there and pondered what in the world it might be, double checked to be sure it was for me and sure enough there was my name and my address. I knew I hadn't ordered anything. Well, yes I had ordered 2 books just that morning but they were coming from Amazon and couldn't have come that quick. The only thing to do was to open it. So open it I did and this is what I found.
I talked to the sweetest lady named Collette (Hi Collette!) and explained that I didn't order this. She said, "are you a quilt shop?" Nope, I'm not a quilt shop. I'd love to be a quilt shop if I could be a quilt shop, but nope not possible. "Are you a designer?" Nope, I'd love to be a designer but I have not one original thought in my head. "Did you maybe enter a trivia contest and win this fabric?" Nope, no trivia. Bad memory so no trivia. "Hmmm" she says, let me call you back. Five minutes later she called me back and said, "Marlene, this is your lucky day!" It seems they have a designer who's first name is Marlene and they sent me her fabric by mistake. "Just make something pretty and blog something nice about us" she said. I asked how they got my last name and address but she didn't have a clue. Oh my goodness. If I weren't so excited about getting to keep 21 fat quarters of this scrumptious fabric I might be worried about that. No time to worry though...it's time to feel the fabric, imagine it in a quilt, and say something nice about Christensen Wholesale. I love them. :)