Everyone called me Sue, not SusieQ or some other derivative of Sue, so you can imagine my confusion when I started school and my first grade teacher called me Sandra. Yep, Sue is my middle name. It was years before I came to grips with that fact and learned to spell Sandra.
I never thought of myself as a Sandra and for sure could not imagine putting the two names together like Buddy Holly's Peggy Sue or the Oak Ridge Boys Bobbie Sue. I suffered some when Dion and the Belmonts came out with Runaround Sue. So by the time Johnny Cash broke all the Gender Name Rules and again popularized Sue with A Boy Named Sue, I was one tough Sue.
When I entered the world of Quilting and discovered Sunbonnet Sue, we became instant friends. Here was another Middle Name Sue that I could totally relate to.
She was almost always dressed in my favorite 1930's flour sack fabrics. I loved hats...she did too. We were both into quilts. We did alot of the same things, like Sewing on Wednesday, Baking on Thursday and Church on Sunday.
Sunbonnet Sue became my Quilting Signature Symbol, and I have collected any and everything that represents and depicts her...from plates to pin cushions.
I have rescued her from dumpsters...Sue To The Rescue of Sunbonnet Sue. Found her in Junktique Shops, Flea Markets, Garage Sales and Thrift Stores. She decorates my walls, lays on my beds and clips on my sewing machines. I've stitched her, pinned her, and studied her family genealogy.
She was the Logo for Sue's Quilt Shop...Oooops, that kinda slipped out.
Now you know why I have a Mega Fabric Stash.
Now you know how I became a Quantum Mechanics Fabricator.
Now you know why I am a Prolific Patchwork Pattern Piecer.
Now you understand why I 'Cut Up Yardage to Make SCRAPS.
Now YOU know something the LoneStar BeeGals don't.
Can you keep it under your Bonnet for awhile longer...you know...about
Our Middle Names being Sue?
Alma to Irene
I'm making Sue's name Tag. Do you know her Middle Name?
Irene to Alma
I think I heard her say she was named after her Grandmother Effie.
Bless her heart!!!
See Ya Tomorrow for Letter T...Oh, and Thanks!!!