But let's back up just one minute. For the past few weeks I've been working on sorting out my orange fabrics and little bits of black and white. I finally got them all pre-washed and ironed: I wanted to make myself a Halloween table topper. However, I was beginning to be stressed by how quickly Halloween was actually approaching. Then this morning, in an effort to simplify my life, I decided that I would be OK going another year with out a Halloween table topper on my dining room table. So I put away the stack of my orange fabrics and decided to start finishing projects that really did need to get done.
And then I went to check my mail. (Note - I usually check my mail at night. But the mail came late last night, so I didn't check it until this morning.)
In my mail box was a package: my mini-quilt from the swap! On my swap questionnaire, I had listed several holidays that were important to me, but lo-and-behold, my partner had decided to make me...A Halloween Table Topper! I was so excited and touched. And I immediately placed it on my table.
I'm currently chuckling at how the world can work in mysterious ways. I was a little bummed to put away my Halloween fabrics this morning. But I ended up with a great Halloween table topper in the end!