In Case You Were Wondering . . .

why I’ve posted so little here lately….here’s the scoop!

I was busy making pincushions for my new Etsy shop The Queen’s Pincushion. (it’s listed as thequeenspincushion — all one word — at

I have written about it on The Purple Sweater and my newest blog….The Queen’s Pincushion (of course!), so I won’t go into details here….but I will share a few of my favorite pincushions with you!

Blue Belle

Blue Belle

Wild & Wonky

Wild & Wonky

Cotton first sale!!

Cotton Candy…my first sale!!

I’ll be making new pincushions and posting them weekly….and my daughter’s wedding is coming up, so I’ll share a few of the decorations I’m working on for her…and whatever other manner of wonderfulness that I come across on my adventures surfing the internet.  See you soon!



Project ~~ Pink Scarf

Last week, on another blog “The Purple Sweater” I mentioned that I was working on a scarf for Vicki Boster’s Pink Scarf Project.  I posted a link to 2 Bags Full — Vicki’s blog that talks about the Project and her reasons for launching the year-long accumulation of pink scarves that will be given to women who are survivors of breast cancer and women who are still bravely fighting their battle.

I’ve promised to feature some of Vicki’s own incredible artistry, but now seems the right time to share with you this loving project and some of the scarves that have been gathered already.  Vicki’s photos show them at their best.  Her photography is always artistically displayed and perfectly rendered–just one of the reasons I admire her so much!

I hope that these images of the scarves, made with loving care for a meaningful cause, will find meaning with you as well.

Pink Scarf Project, Winter

Dum Dum Da Dum ~~Update #1

I’m busy doing “research” for my daughter’s virtual wedding. . . .finding so many wonderful things I want to share with you, Dear Reader.   At the moment, I’m temporarily overwhelmed because I’d like to have them all, but even a virtual wedding has to have limits.  (drat!)

Oh dear, a thought just passed through my mind — maybe I’ll have to plan more than one! :))

See you soon!

Dum Dum da Dum

I’m so excited!  My Lovely Daughter (MLD) announced her engagement last Saturday.  I know she doesn’t want to make a big thing about it…but I, in my role as Mother of the Bride (MoB), am probably three times more excited about planning her wedding than anyone else, including my daughter and her groom.  They want a wedding without a lot of fanfare, so it’ll probably be fairly small.  However, I (on the other hand) am free to plan a virtual wedding that could eclipse the British (sadly) marriage of Diana and Charles.  I promise not to go totally wild……maybe just moderately wild.

As I travel through the ether to find only the most perfect things for her virtual wedding, even (perhaps) some that will actually be included in her planning, I’ll share it all with you, Dear Reader,  a few of…My Favorite Things.

PS ~~ I’ve included acronyms for my daughter and me, but I will probably continue spell them out because I like the way they look as I type them…  ;o)

The New SuzySomething

I mentioned in one of my last posts of 2012 that I would be making some changes to SuzySomething Thinks Out Loud.  This month has seen the introduction of a new look and a new name.  While is still the address where you can find us, Suzy has a new mission.  I’ll be bringing you beautiful and colorful works of art and creative works from many of my favorite artists in the world of fiber and textile art.  I’ll also share what catches my eye in my peregrinations through the ether (read cyber surfing).   A few of . . . My Favorite Things.