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Friday, March 16, 2012

A barn, a finish and stuff...

Hi there Sweet Friends, hope you're all prepping for a glorious weekend, Happy Friday!  Our NYS Finger Lakes weather has been s t e l l a r (singing), hard to imagine for March, we could easily be knee deep in snow storms, or at least being threatened by them.  Winter here never really happened, many cold and bitter days, but little snow, very weird.  Spring seems to have sprung early here, the birds~a~chirpin are such a welcome treat:)

COLLECTING...  Late last summer part of DFIL's barn tangled with a wind storm and started to come down, then a little more, and then even more, you know how it goes.  She's about 180 yrs old, has worked hard and is just plain worn out.  Seems Old Man Mighty Wind always prevails.

 A slow and painful fare thee well to another NYS barn...
And so the scavenging begins with trailer loads 'o junk to the dump and trips home with old, very old and even older treasures.  Maybe I can share some more found treasures in the future, but I don't wanna bore you all.  There's so much stuff making it's way into our house, garage, basement ~ someone puhleeeze make it stop!!!  Ok, I'll admit... this nice old rusty scale is really handy.
Cooking...  If you've followed here for a while (and I thank you!), you know there's bound to be food stuff going on, so thanks for your indulgence, here we gooooooo!  If you're not into it, please move along, no harm done:)

Came across a new blog today called *Food In Jars*, these Sweet and Sour Pickled Red Onions will be my first concoction. 

Asparagus will be first up this year, prob earlier than usual.  I'll try this recipe for Pickled Asparagus.

Summer garden/farmers market will be quite a while, so I'll do these Pickled Dilly Carrots with store bought carrots. 

Stitching... For those of you who didn't yet see this ~ YAY ~ finished my first piece on 40 ct. linen.  Our dear friend Barbara over at To Stitch or Not to Stitch is celebrating a birthday so I surprised her with this lavender sachet on 40 ct.  This was a joy to stitch and finish, I enjoyed picking out the linen, floss color and wool backing just for Barbara:)
La D Da ~ 'Tis Green
JCS August 2010 Christmas preview issue
Floss ~ HDF Raisin Wine, one strand over 2 threads
Linen ~ Lakeside Linens, Palomino 40 ct.
Backside ~ overdyed wool
Filling ~ dried lavender
Started/Finished ~ March 2012

Guess I'm off to set up the crockpot with corned beef, it'll start at 11:00 (p.m.) and cook overnight.  Gonna cook the devil out of it... with hopes that it'll be fork tender. 

Thanks for your visit dear friends, Happy St. Patty's Day to all!

Tootles, Sue


  1. The treasures sound intriguing for sure! Too bad the old barn is falling down though. Lovely stitching! Good for you for trying 40ct. Isn't it great?

  2. Sweet finish! Glad that you liked the 40ct.

  3. Nice stitching Sue. We have had a very weird winter here in Wisconisin also. The mildest one I ever remember. It is sad to see a barn fall down. Always saddens my heart. ♣

  4. How sad to see another NYS barn disappear, Sue... Please be careful when you're rescuing stuff from it!! I sure hope you found some treasures hidden in its corners.

    Lovely, lovely gift for Barbara--I saw it on her blog and could tell how much she loved and appreciated your sweet present :)

  5. Tis Green turned out fantastic! I am sure she will love it!!! I haven't tried 40 ct yet, but have a piece to try - along with a strong magnifier!

  6. I think it would be fun to see all the treasures from the barn. I love finding different things! It's sad to see the barn come down though.

    We're having wonderful weather here too, although we had some bad storms and tornadoes a couple days ago. Very unusual weather for it being the end of winter.

  7. How sad when a barn has reached that stage. My parents started dismantling one of the old barns on their property last year. They have been salvaging as much as they can.

    Your finish on 40count is wonderful! I know Barbara was thrilled ~ saw it on her blog!

  8. Very first time here at your blog, and I'm hooked! What a great homey, newsy and fun blog. Keep up the great work. I'm your newest follower. Stop by over at my blog for a visit anytime at, CrossN' My Stitches. For sure, I'll be back to see you often.

  9. Such a sad barn, but the treasure inside are what it's all about, though she is a lovely old lady :) I can't wait to see what treasures you may find. Your scale is awesome..and your butternut squash looks yum, and so so the jar recipes! Photos maybe when you are finished? ;)
    Oh Sue, your finish is gorgeous, and what a treasure it is for Barbara...your stitched treasures are the best!

  10. Congrats on your beautiful finish on 40ct linen! I love stitching anything on 40ct as I only need to deal with one strand of the thread. I'm sure your friend was thrilled to receive such treasure!!

  11. Sue, this ornie is so beautiful! I love the colors on it. Have a great day :)

  12. What a huge beautiful barn that is! So very sad to see it falling down.

    Such a beautiful gift you made for your friend Barbara! I'm sure she will treasure it for years to come.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend, sweet friend~


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