Oh fabric, how I’ve missed you! Not sewing with you, because there’s been a lot of that going on lately, but buying you. Of that, there hasn’t been so much. In fact, I’ve been missing from Sunday Stash for such a long time. It’s great to be back! I feel like Bette Midler, who, after almost thirty years, is returning to these shores for a series of concerts. Some say love, it is a river…I say it’s finally getting your hands on fabric you bought who-knows-how-long-ago!
You may remember a long while back I had a number of fabric acquisitions sent to my American Mum’s house for safe keeping. She really is the greatest and lets me use her home like a post office come storage unit for those times when I simply have to have something but the seller won’t ship international. Having such a place also allows me to enter international competitions my UK abode would otherwise prohibit. It’s not what you know but who, right? One of my quilting besties Kelly (the_orriginal on Instagram) is visiting the UK soon and offered to be a fabric mule for me…again! Although I didn’t have the funds for any new purchases, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to get some (I couldn’t burden her with it all) of the fabric in storage to this side of the pond. What I wasn’t expecting was for the rest to arrive in a lovely care package, completely with Napa Valley roasted coffee and lots of chocolate. Thanks Mum! Expect a lot of fabric sharing in the next coming weeks as I’ll be meeting up with Kelly to retrieve the rest, but for now, here’s a few of the beauties.
To be honest, I completely forgot I bought this awesome Unicorns and Rainbows bundle by Riley Blake Designs. I mean, what fabric stash is complete without fabric like this? Bright, bold and fantastically fantastical. Anything with unicorns on is sure to be a winner with me. Second up is something I wasn’t expecting. A beautiful bundle of hand-dyed batiks from Hawaii. American Parents visited recently from Napa and picked this up for me. The fabrics are so much nicer in person and no justice whatsoever is done my photography. These will be saved for something very special. I’ve never used batiks before and will have to wait for the perfect project to justify cutting into them.
As I said, lots more to come, but for now check out all the other additions people have been making. There’s a bit of a celebration going on over at Molli Sparkles today, as Sunday Stash reaches triple digits! There’s a prize to be won, and maybe some cake.