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!

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9 Responses

  1. Diana says:

    I have that very same red plus fabric sitting right here by me on the bed as I’m finishing a quilt! Deny reality~ Happy New Year!

  2. My husband and I enjoyed pre-watching the older Star Wars movies in preparation to see the new release during the break, too. I am amazed at how timeless good art, like Episodes IV, V, and VI, can be. You know, much like a well loved quilt. Happy New Year!

  3. Hilary says:

    I love that Tula print 🙂

  4. Serena @ Sewgiving says:

    Hubby and I have been watching Transparent too – we are loving it. I like the blues in the first pic of fabrics 🙂

  5. mary says:

    I have never seen Star Wars! I’d much rather watch fabric! Those top blues are gorgeous. Hope 2016 is full of more happy stashing (and sewing!)

  6. Jayne says:

    You weren’t kidding when you said it was a never ending story! You must have a room full of amazing fabric! New Year, New ideas! I’m sure much of this fabric will become amazing quilts!

  7. Anita C says:

    don’t have a picture to link (had to hide the haul hahaha) Just picked up my order from Intrepid Thread and literally salesclerk said “it’s this box back here, no really it’s the box. Let me go get the hand truck”… and of course had to pick up a few others while walking around the shop. Happy New Year to you and Adam. Sorry you have to return to work so quickly, I have an extra day 🙂

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