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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, February 16, 2012

Google Tech Tip

Hi there!  Please let me start by admitting I am not much of a techie, I kinda learn as I go, like most of us:)  This morning I turned on my puter and got an auto message from Google that my account had been disabled

I thought maybe I had been hacked, turns out no hacking happened.

Very simply, someone was trying to log into my Google account, several times over several days, and Google disabled the account because of unusual activity coming from an unknown IP address.

The dastardly deed doer failed repeatedly cause my password was strong.  I followed the Google auto-prompts which helped me to log in.  Then I changed some passwords for safe measure.

All is well here, just wanted to share.

Anyone ever had their Google account disabled?  It sure can send a jolt through ya!

Tootles, Sue

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Man and Love...

Hi sweet friends!

My Valentines Day gift to you is this true story, from our home to yours.  I hope it starts your day off with a smile:)

Fall 2011...

Mr. Sweet came in one day with something behind his back and a smirk on his face, a.g.a.i.n.

My mind went berserk, you know the feeling ~ that very brief moment when visions of chocolatey sweets, flowers, perfume, sparkling jewels and tickets to France flash in a nanosecond before your eyes, you start to swoon, your heart flutters...

Then you blink and there you are ~ back to reality... standing at the kitchen sink, your hands sore and chaffed from dirty dishwater, your old and faithful apron a little snugger than need be.

Your husband gently pulls this from behind his back, he is positively beaming as he proudly explains he found it in a rock pile... and thought of you.





he's a man... all man... my man... France can wait, just sayin':)

Wishing you a Happy Valentines Day filled with sweet memories and the gift of Love...

Tootles, Sue

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