Sunday Stash #214 – Always Airplanes
For those of you that don’t know, Mr. Sparkles has spent nearly his entire career in the airline industry. He still loves airplanes, and can easily identify one from another purely from hearing them fly overhead! Our running joke is that when we first met, I thought all airplanes were the same. I mean, I knew there were big ones and small ones, but ignorant me thought other than that they were pretty much identical. Oh the ridicule I have faced from him and friends over the years for my silly little comment, “Aren’t all airplanes the same?” If by chance you thought like me, well, I’ll tell you, they’re certainly not. It’s sort of like saying to one us, “Isn’t all fabric the same?”
So now every time I find a bit of airplane fabric, I snatch it up! One day I’ll put them all together and make a scrap quilt lampooning the joke. This particular one is by Sevenberry, but that’s all I can tell you from the selvage. I grabbed it, along with the rest of the fabrics here, during one of my many trips to Singapore. In fact, these are the last of the fabrics that have been in sorting chair since my first trip there! Seriously, we’re still talking about that. (I promise next week, I’ll show you some new stuff!) The other fabric pictured here is by Katarina Roccella from her Lavish range. If you’re not familiar with her work, you should be, as she keeps going from strength to strength. This one reminds me of marbles, which hold special meaning to me, so I grabbed a half yard of it as well.
Francis Newcombe and Jennifer Sampou also make appearances in this week’s Sunday Stash, from their Cherie and Black & White collections. I always buy things independently, and then when I get them home, I’m like, “Oh my god, you look so good with dark roots and blonde hair, it’s like not even funny!” Case in point. I generally don’t gravitate towards the creams, but I like to have a little bit of everything in my collection. Because you know as soon as you don’t, you’ll be needing it!
Finally, these are my subtle pickups of novelty-esque fabrics. Y’all know I don’t generally jive in that lane, but again, I don’t want to be completely empty-handed! You’ll notice that map fabric clearly identifies Australia (also, Sydney, Ayers Rock, and other local places), while also showing another airplane. It’s pulling double duty, and even triple duty if you want to add it to the low volume fabric pile. The one on the right, I’m blaming my shopping partner Kate. And that’s all I’ll say about that! 😉