My National Sewing Month...Not Sewn Stitching

September and National Sewing Month is more than half over and I have not touched my SEWING MACHINE...not once!   I have, however, made good use of one of my SEWING BOXES and the contents including needles, thread, thread heaven, clips and scissors.

Does that count?

It should, in my way of thinking.  After all, yarn is thread and stitching seams with a blunt tapestry needle is sewing.  Right?  Then there are the clips I always use instead of pins.  Yeah, it counts as sewing.

Since I made a big deal out of September being National Sewing Month with a Sewing Header and the National Sewing Month Tag and Link on the top of my Side Bar, I thought I'd better write at least one post in acknowledgement. 

So, what have I been Not Sewing that counts as Sewing? 
What can I say...at least all this Not-Sewing was Not Sewn in my Sewing Room!
Wait...the buttons and beads were hand sewn with sharp needles and skinny thread!
Yay...It All Counts...and...adds up for Handmade items for
October's First Saturday Chicken Farm Art Center's BOOTH!


Softer Side of Selling Sue's Stuff

Truth be known, there is no softer side in selling one's collected treasures.  It is HARD!  Especially when some of the stuff is sentimental and or things you made.  For instance the quilted pillow shams in the lower left picture.  My sweet three year old granddaughter laid her blonde curly head on them when she came to visit.  She's now 23, the curls have been straightened and are often various shades of ...well...other colors.  No more over night visits as she has her own apartment that reflects her style of pillow shams...not her Nana's softer quilted country style.
Both of these quotes kind of say it all for me, and although letting them go is HARD...
the SOFTER side of me hopes that someone will find my once
Simple Treasures as their Life's Pleasures! 


Oh My Moon and Stars...It's Back to ABA...To Stay!

"Just remember this 'OverDoSue'...NONE of this stuff comes back to the house...ever!"
"Got it, HiHoney!  Thanks for helping me move back in to my NEW Space at ABA!"
You might remember my OLD Space...back in 2011.
Wow, how time flies and collecting stuff keeps piling up and overflowing from house to someplace else!  My 2016 space is half the size of the 2011 space...for now!  No, really, I'm going to keep it small and not so packed...cluttered...yadayadayada!
NEW Space featuring 'Fall Ya'll' Stuff!
So here I go again...Back to American-British Antiques
 and another downsizing of collections.
Wish me luck...I'll need it to sell Amber Moon and Stars!
As much as I Love it to the Moon...it can't come Back...to my House!
(wink, wink)


Neck Jewels With A View

I'm not one to miss a Photo Opportunity and a 'TwoFer' marketing display!  Yes, it was one of those 'Eureka Moments' as well as a shortage of display space that had me combing 'Around Your Neck' stuff.  And the bonus...the surprise view!  I do love digital developing!

Neck Jewels with a View...Who Knew?


BAGS and BOHO...BOOTH Hot SEPT Sellers

As predicted...It was TOO HOT for Knitted Neck Warmers, Crocheted Shawls and Sweaters!  Afterall, we are in the 3rd Season of the year here in Texas...that'd be 'STILL SUMMER'.  As much as I'd like to say it is FALL...it's not!!! 
No worries...I will be way ahead for our 4th Season of the year...CHRISTMAS! 
That's how we roll here in Texas! 


Starting September w/ 'Made In Texas' Stuff

Of course this stuff is made in Texas!  Who else but a Texan spends the August Dog Days of Summer covered up in YARN?  What sane person knits at the speed of light to make 'Neck Warmers' edged in FUR with the AC on Hi-Freeze?  Yeah...it's ME...OverDoneSue! 

Then there is this.....taking time to market these HOT Items to folks who will still be wearing flip flops, tank tops, and cutoffs while walking around with their personal fans.  Really???  Neck Warmers, Sue!!!!  Here's the thing....it's FOOTBALL SEASON in Texas.  I think these will be Really HOT Sellers!!!
GO!!! FIGHT!!! WIN!!!....w/ Made In Texas Stuff!!!