Life is always full of surprises. That’s what I love about walking the floor at the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Trade Show and Conference. Chance meetings creates new bonds and working relationships.
I met all of my clients through CHA and enjoy working with them. And, last week I was working on a project for one of my clients. I was using their product to embellish a store-bought item. Everything was going great until….. The piece slipped from my fingers and fell — but not before hitting the side of the table. Had it not hit the table, it would have landed on soft carpeting. The table broke the project. Little did I know at that time that the accident would set off a series of fortunate events.
The next morning, my Mom and I ventured back to the store to replace what was now broken. I never have to ask my mom twice to come out with me. She’s always been my best friend, so it’s fun being with her. (fortunate event: spending time with Mom.)
We get to the store and then I immediately pick up a replacement for what I broke. (fortunate event: they had more in stock)
Mom and I decide to walk about the store and check out their products. As we are walking, I spot a display of dress forms. Mom, of course, keeps walking — but the tiny sign sitting at the base of the display has my full attention. This display was not here when I last visited the store.
Fortunate Event: The dress forms were for sale for a very, very, very low price. I have wanted a dress form for a long time, but just didn’t want to purchase a new one. And, this dress form was high quality. In disbelief, I asked a sales person if they were really for sale at that price. Which, she confirmed. So, I grabbed the best “pick of the litter” and headed for the register. Yes, I did forget that Mom was still shopping. (Make a mental note: Never forget you are shopping with Mom.)
Mom did join me at the register and was also impressed with the dress form.
Moral of the story: Serendipity is such a pleasant surprise. Make the best from chance encounters and broken projects. After all, had I not dropped my project, I would never enjoy owning my own dress form — and enjoyed a fun day with my Mom.
Tomorrow: What will you pin?