A long time ago I watched a movie called Serendipity.
It was about these two people who met while they were shopping and kind of fell in love, but they weren’t really sure so the girl told the guy if they were really meant to be they would meet again one day and they parted ways and then years later when she’s about to marry a musician they find each other again.
And fall in love.
I remember leaving that movie and thinking two things:
1. That if I ever met someone who looked like John Cusak while I was shopping for gloves I wouldn’t leave him to fate.
2. Did serendipity truly exist?
I’m still not sure about number one because I don’t know if John Cusack has twinkling eyes….
…..but question number two?
Yes my friend….it does.
Last month I spoke at an event in Dallas.
Just between us I think I spoke longer than I was supposed to, but I couldn’t help it. They were so wonderful and friendly and welcoming.
And they kept smiling and nodding.
Which I took as an indication to keep on going.
Later, after the super long talk was finished and we were sitting around the lunch table eating the yummiest salad, we started talking about how we loved projects and challenges and designing new ideas and charm packs made from fabric.
Sweet Tea fabric to be exact.
And this is where the serendipity part comes in.
Because I was in Dallas and because I spoke extra long and because the salad was so delicious and because we were laughing so hard that tea was almost coming out of our noses, at that moment, in that instant, all the planets aligned….
….and we came up with a contest.
Anyone who wanted to participate would be given one of these.
I’ve posted about them before and you can see some other fun charm pack projects here.
And everyone would take their charm pack home and come up with a project. Some wanted to come up with sewing projects, some wanted to come up with no-sew projects and some wanted to use the fabric in a different way. The challenge was that you had to use the fabric in some creative, fun way.
And then we would all post them and the readers could vote for the winner.
With a little serendipity the Sweet Tea Challenge was created.
Here’s the 411.
There are nine bloggers participating. Each of them has a project they have created that you can see showcased in the widget below. The DIY and instructions for each of the projects are on their blog.
You can vote for your favorite projects by clicking on your favorite project.
The voting will be open for one week and each click means a vote for that project.
I’m so thankful for bloggers who create amazing projects and fabric lines and back porches and sweet tea….
….and serendipity. 🙂
PS You can find the fabric at a store near you or you can purchase it on Houzz.