The Scene: Yesterday, Pool-side, Coral Mist Hotel, Barbados.
Enter one friendly-looking couple, she carrying very pretty charm pack shoulder bag. "Did you make your bag?" I ask. "Why, yes, I did" she replies. Conversation strikes up (of course).
Upon discovering this nice lady lives on Vancouver Island, I ask what her LQS is and she replies that she lives in a small town without one. Which small town? Cobble Hill. Hmmm, I think, what are the chances?
Your name isn't Paulette, is it?
No, but my sister is called Paulette!
Does she live in Cobble Hill..is she a quilter, too?
Yeeeessss (accompanied by slightly-suspicious-who-is-this-crazy-woman-look).
Well, cue dramatic coincidence music (whatever that might be, any suggestions?). Paulette just won my giveaway a couple of weeks ago!!! You know, the one that sent a heart-fluttering reply of excitement upon hearing she'd won. Just look at the sweet post she did when my package arrived. I can't imagine how she's going to react when she finds out I'm lounging poolside with her sister in the Caribbean!!!
Just had to share this little story...plus the sun is just so stinkin' hot I needed a few minutes of shadey breeze up here on the balcony, tapping away on mom's laptop. We're having such a fab time here with my folks and my sister Karen and her family. The cousins are SO happy with each other. Many hours of pooltime, ocean wave-bobbing, walks up and down the beach. Today is Karen's 40th b'day so a lovely dinner out is planned.
I miss everyone and checking up on all my favourite blogs!! I have yet another week and a half of further suffering - wish me luck.
signing off from paradise...will post photos when I get home.