Sunday Stash #159 – Reality Beckons
First of all, we need to do a sense check. Are you still alive? You haven’t drowned in a champagne bubble bath? Okay, good, then there’s still a bit more time to grab a straw and slurp some more down. If you’re like me, you have less than twenty-four hours until the World of Workcraft beckons you back to reality. Let me tell you I am fighting it thread and needle! I’ve been hiding under a quilt the past few days binge watching tv trying to avoid these grown-up thoughts.
Mr. Sparkles and I watched the entire first six Star Wars movies in preparation for seeing the latest instalment this Tuesday. I’m not a fanboy, but I’m along for the ride at any rate. We also watched the entire second season of Transparent. If you have not seen this show, it really is a gut-wrenching slash heart-warming, black comedy melodrama unlike anything I’ve seen before. It centres around an ageing patriarch who comes out to his family as trans-, and the nuclear family’s swirling [messed up] lives around him. Not for the faint of heart, but honesty rarely is!
But about these fabrics! These are all still from Tomato in Nippori Textile Town in Tokyo; I told you this shop was going to be like The NeverEnding Story. A few weeks ago I showed you the Cotton & Steel selection of F8s, well these F8s were all picked on the same fabric hunt. The only one I truly recognised was the Tula Pink piece from Acacia in that middle photograph. I didn’t need it, but it was there, and I was like, well what’re you gonna do? Into the cart it went! Many of the others are Robert Kaufman, but without salvageable information on the selvages. I can tell you that red with white plus signs is Anne Kelle (probably from Remix) and the pink one next to Tula is Cold Spring Dreams by Mary McGuire for RJR Fabrics. The latter actually reminded me of that fabric from Tula’s latest Eden collection. You know the one!
They’re all designated as stash goodies, and they are tasting sweeeeet! I’ve spent time sketching in my design book over the holidays as well, so hopefully I’ll get to use some of these for new ideas. I hope you’ve all had wonderful new year festivities and are ready to tackle 2016 with gusto! I know I am; let the good sewing times commence!