Sunday Stash #112 – California – Part I
You know how I mentioned I was in California last week single-handedly saving their economy with my purchases? If you’re anything like me, you’ll completely understand, and you’ve probably done it a few times yourself. It wasn’t until I showed up at the hotel and already had five packages waiting for me though, that my work colleagues understood my level of dedication. (It’s okay, one of them is fairly new, so she’s still learning that my only way is all the way!)
Of those five packages, four of them were fabric related. Instead of giving you all my goodies at once, I thought I’d break it out over a three part series. This first one is the most exciting because it happened last Friday when I got to spend the day at Intrepid Thread. I told owner, Julie, that I was coming to town for our anniversary number three, and that we should just play it cool. No big hoopla, just a small announcement that I’d be there for the day, and if anyone wanted to come say hello they could.
Glitterati: We’re gonna have to call you the Paparazzi because I barely got time to do my own shopping! Amongst all the lights, camera, and Justin Bieber-style action, I couldn’t even see what colours of Art Gallery Pure Elements I was buying. I saw one little girl weeping into her charm squares, and this other lady threw her voile under garment at me! Y’all are crazy, and I love you.
After about six hours of signing autographs, I did manage to make it out alive (my shopping bags a bit shredded), and see what I actually bought. Well, huh. Yeah, those top three are … um … intense? I’ve been doing a lot of sketching with those exact colours, so it seemed only appropriate that I try to replicate them in real life. Art Gallery Pure Elements, two yards of each, please, and a pair of sunglasses!
While I was there, Anne from Play-Crafts stopped by, and she was completely talking to someone else as I heard her say, “Art Gallery has such a wonderful navy.” Seriously, that’s all it took for me to buy not only Nocturnal, but Moonstone as well. Plus, Anne and I have a theory that dark and saturated is going to be coming back in a big way, very soon. I’m gonna be prepared, are you?
You know, and then the conversation turned to the whole “Kona Wasabi is like the best colour in the history of the world.” I know you’ve had that same conversation with at least one of your friends. Well, lil ole me, has never actually owned any Kona Wasabi (I’m still hoping to!) To stay on my Art Gallery trend though, I bought a similar looking Lemonade, and paired it with Tile Blue (?) for some bold contrast. Are you ready for 2015 to be all about solids? Looks like I am! Apologies for my complete lack of confidence in the names of these colours, but it was a whirlwind in there!
Okay, finally, I bought a yard of some Studio Stash by Jennifer Sampou because I have an embarrassingly old work in progress that I’ve never shown you. That’s right, its time is coming up, and this shirting style fabric will be the perfect compliment. Now I have no excuse not to finish it! So that’s what I bought at Intrepid Thread, used to have a little, now I’ve got a lot, but I’m still Molli, I’m still Molli from the block!
It was so beautiful meeting all of you, and next time maybe we should take it up a notch? Let’s start with confetti canons and go from there.