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, April 26, 2012

Hi sweet friends, hope you're all well and looking forward to nice weather.  Here in the Finger Lakes we're still betwixt and between, 80 degrees one day and plowable snow 48 hours later, sheesh!  One of these days the Weather Man will have to decide what he wants to do ~ wait... I know ~ he should check with Mother Nature!  She's a woman, she knows everything, she's good like that:)

Stitchin...  What is it about folk art that speaks to us?  I'm always drawn to the folky tulip ~ whether stitched or painted 100 years ago on an old blanket chest.  Just can't help myself, anyone else suffer from this affliction?  I remember an old friend who had not a single stem of anything planted in his yard.  One day I asked him why not a few tulips, he replied they were too ugly!  He's still my friend, my oldest in fact, I just didn't marry him:) 
loving this stitch
tad bit nervous
about the assembly
but try I must
i'll do my best and
pooh the rest!

Collectin...  A few more blues rescued from the barn, they cleaned up nicely.  The oldest of this lot dates to 1858, amazing they survived the collapse. 

Back in the day...  Anyone remember these?  Kind of a spice loaf cake with raisins and frosting.  This ad was recently in our grocery flyer, I actually had to rub my eyes cause I thought I was hallucinating.  Our local Star Market sold them in the 60's/70's, was such a treat back then.  I'm sure my Mom thought it was a treat too ~ not having to bake LOL.  As much as I love to bake, some days I know how she felt:)

Bloggin... My computer is on its' last leggies ~ email is fine, but while blog posting it freezes, crashes, it's just a PITA s.t.r.u.g.g.l.e.  The French have a saying which I adore, sounds so romantic when they speak it, very universal and translates to " we're in the sh*ts ".  Their slang sooooo accurately describes our computer these days:)  I'll still be around, following along on my Google Reader, stitching and saving for a new computer... and posting less often cause it's just not awesome anymore.

Thanks for visiting today, was good of you to drop by.  Next time we meet, it'll be at your place:)

Tootles, Sue


  1. Oh, My Goodness, Sue.... Spanish Bar Cake was sooooo yummy! My Mom used to buy it at eh local ACME Market. Iutter cream frosting!I'm ALL about anything with raisins and Butter cream frosting! Now you've done it!

    BTW... Are you planning on attending the NYGTG in Rochester? I can't make it, but I'm sure it will be a lot of fun!
    Barb in Syracuse

  2. I'm loving the tulips too as well as the blues!
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Oh such a bummer on the computer! :( Hope you can get a new one soon. Love the tulips -- I love tulips anyway, so I agree with you. Pretty blues from the barn too! Never had that cake -- sounds interesting!

  4. The tulips look lovely!
    Never tried the cake...hope it's good!

  5. I know what you mean about the freezing and crashes from blogging. I have been going through the same issues too but I don't think it is your computer (especially if you go through your emails just fine)...plus I was thinking it was the same thing with my computer being on it's last leg and I went and bought a new one and I am still having crashing issues with blogger. My theory is that there are just too many people on at once to handle the bandwidth and so it freezes up. Hopefully if this is the case, Blogger is trying to do something to fix it.

    1. Good point Michele, never thought about bandwidth being an issue. Thx for sharing your insight and concern, much appreciated:)

  6. I love tulips but here in Florida they just don't make it too good. Spanish Bar??? I remember them and I loved them too. One of those good things gone. I think I'm dating myself here. LOL My brother would love looking at all your old jars....he's a collector. I can't wait to see what the tulips are finished in to.

  7. Wow! That is so cool that you could rescue those old jars. :) Awesome tulips. http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

  8. Great lookin' stitches! And gotta love those mason jars! :-) Another issue with the blogging might be the browser... I know of some folks that switched from Explorer to Google Chrome and had good luck with it.

  9. Hello

    I'm new to your blog.

    Your project looks lovely already.
    Hope you have a good weekend.

  10. Tulips are so pretty, and I too am drawn to the folky ones. :) Love the colors on your stitching. Love the old blue jars too! There is something very familiar about that cake. Now I am off to find something sweet. :)

  11. Tulips are some of my favorites, Sue, and these are so pretty. They'll certainly last longer than the real things, too :)

    Oh, those old jars are gorgeous--I wonder what other treasures you'll unearth in the collapsed barn. I don't remember that cake at all... must have been too far "south"!

  12. Oh my ~ I love your tulips and your blue jars!!!

  13. Your tulips are looking lovely, you've had some great finds

  14. Such a pretty stitched tulip, love the blue and brown together! I also love tulips.

    Wonderful collection of blue jars! I can't believe they survived either, that's amazing.

    Sorry to hear about your computer. Hope it holds out on you. Nice to hear from you again sweet Sue~

  15. Hey! How did I miss this post? Especially when it has BLUE BALLS in it!?!
    Oh I know now....I was oblivious to all things stitchy/bloggy while working at the nuke plant.

    Masterchief announced that he is not buying any more blue jars. Then a week later the mail lady brought us a blue Ball all carefully wrapped up in a box.

    *good grief*



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