Hi there sweet friends, nice of you to stop by!

Prim and folkart needlework designs of drab reds, browns, golds and greens are what I fancy.

Let's share stitchin, sewin, nestin, cookin, collectin, prims, critters and a lovin' mishmash of sweet life...

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Hi there!  Warm thanks to those of you who've kept my blog on your reader list despite my long absence from posting.  I've enjoyed simply sitting in the back and following along the last couple months.  Haven't posted any finishes in forever, but happily now have this to share.  I adored stitching on this silk and thankful I have more of it, and in other colors too, it's not your conventional stitching linen, but a very fine base nonetheless.  DH found this great old leather baby boot rooting around in the barn one day and I found the 2 sweet thread spools on the right and the wee silk bobbins at a thrift store for a song...

 La D Da ~ ABCD
Silk fabric ~ approx 26 ct~ Desert Sand
Floss ~ DMC black, three over two
Start ~ 06/14/10
Finish ~ 10/23/10

~ Edgar ~ if per chance you catch this post, here's that Andover Fabrics silk, slubby and prim, easy to stitch on and wonderful in Q-snaps, requires lots of floss for adequate coverage.

On a recent trip to  Denny's, DH found this bolt in the bottom of his drink glass, it's from the inside wall of the ice machine.  It had come loose, fell into the bin and got scooped up with ice, and of course ended up on our table.  I tell ya, if something weird is gonna happen at a restaurant, it ALWAYS happens to DH.

And yes, this stitcher enjoys a little AC-DC now and again, but not while stitching of course:)  Well all, thanks for popping in, wishing each of you a day full of sweet stitches and granted wishes:)

Tootles, Sue


  1. LOVE it! :)

    Also, that threadwinder is just great--did you make it? :)

  2. Your finish looks great...the simple design and the black thread looks very striking. Love it!

  3. Oh Sue, your stitching is just adorable!!! ...and the frame is sooo perfect with it!
    You got very lucky with your beautiful song-buying (hihihihi) goodies! They are sooo pretty!!!

  4. Great finish! Love the boot!

    Good thing DH didn't swallow that bolt!!

  5. Love your finish. Great finds & I love the boot. I'm sure DH likes surprises, but a bolt in the glass; pass on that.
    So good to hear from you again.

  6. Hi, Sue! Glad to see you still have some time left to stitch. I'm sure your job has really cut into your free time.

    Your finish is lovely and what a bunch of darling accessories you have in the photograph with it. Who knows what other treasures you'll find out in the barn! Fun, fun :)

  7. I am so glad you're back; I did miss you. Love the finish! I am thinking about attempting to start stitching using linen - any advice? Do have a lovely Thanksgiving.


  8. Great to see your post, Sue. Your recent finish piece looks gorgeous!!

  9. Love it. Very similar to mine in a lot of ways. xx

  10. Love the finish!!

    Oh my gosh on the bolt in your husband's drink. I hope the restaurant gave him the meal for free!

  11. What a beautiful finish! As for that bolt -- ugh! Ok, that's gross -- and not exactly safe! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  12. Your finish is fabulous! It is nice to be back to blogging and stitching. Thank you for welcoming me back. I missed everyone. Now a question...can I come root in the barn too...lol? That boot is amazing and looks the perfect accessory to sit in front of your pretty framed stitching. And your thrift store find are wonderful too.

    Hugs from Holland ~


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