We were told, Friday evening towards the end of class, to please bring a ball of our favorite thread to the banquet. A whole ball of thread?? I hadn’t brought any – just a few 10-yard samples of a few different colors in case I wanted to experiment or swap. Oh well, I thought, I’ll swing into the Vending Room after class and buy a ball of thread. This one called out to me – bright and cheerful, and I didn’t have it already at home. I bought it, dropped it into my bag, and went on my way.
After the banquet, all I had to do with the thread was hold it up at the appropriate time – discussing the rainbow of tatting we create with our threads of various colors. I still liked the color, though, and wasn’t sorry I’d bought it. I added it to my stash when we got back to our room.
Later that evening, while chatting in the lobby with Connie Angeline, my cell phone rang (I always had service at the Conference Center) – it was The Crazy Mom, inviting us to their room (she was rooming with IsDihara) to sit and chat. We all went up – and shortly after we got there, The Crazy Mom gifted me with this lovely origami bag. I was thrilled to get it – I love bags, especially handmade ones – and happily took it with me when we left.
Saturday morning, I was up early (as usual) and after dressing and opening the blinds to let in the morning sun, I started going through my stash and noticed something interesting – look how beautifully the new thread matches the new bag! The Crazy Mom wasn’t with me, nor even in the Vending Room when I bought the thread – so she didn’t know it would match the bag she’d brought for me. How’s that for serendipity!