Sunday Stash #56 – Magic Suitcase V2.0 Part 09 – Case Closed
Well, I just got the most exciting news, y’all! A founding member of the Glitterati, Amoreena, just sent me an email that went exactly like this:
“Hi. We are celebrating Christmas with my family tonight, and I made a few quilty gifts. My aunt, who lives in Santa Cruz, [California] started talking to me about quilting, and the value of it. Then she told me about this article she read in the local newspaper (Santa Cruz Sentinel) by this Australian quilter who’d written about the true cost of quilts, and gotten flack for it. Lol. Did you know you had made the papers here?”
AND I DIE. I mean, I’ve made the assumption that the “Australian quilter” is moi, but if I am stepping on someone else’s Louboutin-clad toes, please forgive me! If not, I am beyond flabbergasted. Well, at least now we can all confirm that the Santa Cruz Sentinel has impeccable taste. If anyone out there is still using this newspaper article as kitty box liner, I’d love to see it! Oh, and whoever leaked it to the press, hats off to you.
But now, it’s time to look at the last and final pieces pulled out of the Magic Suitcase V2.0. Like the first Magic Suitcase, version 2.0 also delivered nine parts, and a mega-stash building haul.
When I first saw Saltwater in person, I must say, I was completely disappointed. It didn’t have the saturation level I had expected, the seashells were predictable, and those octopi just gave me the creeps. But then I slapped myself and said, “Girl, you don’t have to like everything to like some things.” I looked again.
The Sea Debris print I thought was extremely clever, the Floaties and Sinkies a fresh take on a dot pattern, and the Tortoise Shell an interesting blender.
Plus, the Submarines and Seaweed has such a graphical nature, that I thought it diversified itself outside the nautical theme. Oddly enough, I found I already had it in the blue colour way in my stash and didn’t even realise it! So moral of the story: You don’t have to like everything.
That being said, I love everything about Notting Hill. Seriously. I now own nearly every piece in the collection except the tartans (love them, just didn’t want them). I’ve been collecting bits and pieces, here and there, since its release.
What have I made with them? Oh, dear. This may be my Hoarders Anonymous moment. :::bows head in shame:::
But regardless, aren’t they lovely?! I want to mix all the colour ways together and do something cray-cray (idea stewing in my head), but until then, I’ve got them safely under lock and key.
Okay, lovelies, this is the last Sunday Stash of 2013, and the final chapter of the Magic Suitcase V2.0. When I see you next week, the Sunday Stash link up will be at its new permanent home here at MolliSparkles.com. Look forward to full link up requirements, some hosting opportunities, and my own stash next week!
You should do the same.
A special sparkly thank you to Fiona at Finding Fifth for letting me take over her baby.