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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...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Burning Love...

Hey there sweet friends!  Please let me thank you from my stitchy 'lil heart for keeping in touch, even though I haven't posted more often.  Seems I've had a case of the posting blues, meaning I've been following more than posting.

Punchneedle Class...
Was such fun, 'twas more giggling than punching, that's how I roll!  Here's a shot of the original class design Jacobean Tree of Life, and my tree trunk with a couple inches of what I like to call ~ my poopie loops ~ lol:)


RAK'D a couple well deserving local shop owners, their efforts are so much appreciated:) 
 Choc Chip Banana Breads, cheerfully wrapped to chase away the winter blues...

Jammer Box...

Comes a time when waiting becomes r.i.d.i.c.u.l.o.u.s.  After waiting too long for this to arrive at my local Joann Fabrics, I finally caved and purchased on-line.  Holds a complete set of DMC floss.  Story goes these were made by Plano © to store fishing lures, Matchbox Cars © and then took on the nickname of Jammer Boxes.

Then one day a very brilliant stitcher discovered these slots nicely hold sideways DMC floss cards.  When the manufacturer caught wind of it, they started distributing these boxes as storage solutions.  No more lugging around 3 or 4 floss caddys.  L.O.V.E.
 My new DMC floss storage, both sides nice~n~tidy
with cardboard cards and plenty of room to spare

These happen to be on sale at Joann Fabrics (on-line only) for $10.49 plus s/h, not sure when sale ends, might be today,  please don't hesitate if you're at all interested.
Creative Options Thread Organizer ©
Photo courtesy of Joann Fabrics, details HERE.

Farewell ironing board...

Not having a craft room, like many of you, I simply make do.  I press lots of small fabby cuts when finishing smalls.  Bought this in-store at Joann Fabrics, used 50 off coupon, was still about $21.00 but soooo worth it ~ lightweight, one piece/very thin, portable/carry handle, iron on one side/cut on the other.  L.O.V.E.

June Tailor Cut-N-Press 12"x18" ©
Photo courtesy of Joann Fabrics, details HERE.

Birthday Treat...

Your birthday wishes made my fifty-something fun, THANK YOU!   

Tiramisu Cake, my fave ~ snag a piece before it's gone

For You...

I leave you with a treat from The King, something to put a 'lil boogie in the tooshie:)

Tootles, Sue


  1. A post of goodies! That cake sure looks yummy!

  2. Hi Sue,
    Lost my link to your blog for a bit....happy to have found it again!! That cake looks yummy....just celebrated my own 50something birthday......(dread that next BIG number!!)...Happy Birthday! Hope all is well back there in New York.
    Cindy in ME

    1. Hey Cin, a very Happy Stitchy Birthday to you! Thx for stopping by:)

  3. I like that class piece -- it looks pretty! I don't have a craft room either. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that DD will let me take over her room when she graduates college. But that of course depends on her getting a place of her own..... Yummy looking cake!!

  4. I can smell that banana bread all the way down here!!! You're such a tease to show that to someone on a diet....grrrrrr.
    Hope you had the bestest of birthdays!

  5. Punch needle sounds like fun. I bake my banana bread the same way, with chocolate chips.♥ What a cake!

  6. Love the storage containers...but I really wish I could snag some cake! Happy Birthday, girl!!

  7. Love the poopy loops. :D
    Oh my goodness, the cake looks delicious - the bread too! Sorry I missed your birthday. Still want to say Happy Birthday! :)

  8. OMG. That cake! The MAN of R&R! That cake! And a bunch of lookie here. Great post. Good thing this one showed up in my Reader. I miss too much!

  9. Glad you enjoyed your punchneedle class, Sue--can't wait to see your first finish :)

    Looks like you've been finding some very helpful things--love the little ironing and cutting board! Will have to check them out next time I am at Joann Fabrics (AND have a 50% off coupon!!)

    Glad to hear your birthday was fun--with a cake like that, how could it be anything but?

  10. Tiramisu cake? Oh YUM! I'll send you my address... lol! Happy to hear you enjoyed your punch needle class! It took me a few projects to decide whether I really liked it or not. Thanks for the floss organizing idea! Right now I have it all in numbered zip lock bags... lol!

  11. Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing your goodies. The cake was wonderful! I've gotta get to Joann's to check out the Cut n Press. Thanks for sharing.

  12. thanks for the share for your floss..perfect solution


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