Saturday, May 29, 2010

Two Strange Sue items

Sunbonnet Sue has long carried an air of scandal for me. After all, fanatic Sue quilt lovers in our guild did provoke upstarts to craft the infamous Sunbonnet Sue quilt made in 1979. So when a Sue quilt would appear at our guild in the aftermath, you would hear gasps of dismay that the controversy might be rekindled.

I won't take these goodies to show at guild as I don't want to be provocative. But I can show them to you here. Both are kitchen items. The round potholder above appears to be Sues in a trance, somnambulist Sues perhaps, following each other to who knows where. It was given to me by one of the creators of the infamous quilt.....

Oddly enough, another one of those upstarts passed on the Sue alone to me. What is the meaning of this one? After all, her bounteous skirt shelters 2 potholders. Could this be pregnant Sue? Mother of twins Sue?

You decide.


  1. Stepford Sues at the top

  2. I missed the infamous quilt. Could you post it again sometime?

  3. Where do you find these things??? I just love them.

  4. Ooohhh. Stepford Sues, that is good!

    Buffy, the infamous quilt is hidden away in Kansas, I don't have it. there is a pic of it on the news link. I'll see if I can find a better one.

    Remember, friends GAVE me these things. They knew I would be amused by them (or would be the ONLY person who would take them…..). But we keep our eyes open for them, wherever we are. They seem to find us.....

  5. These are great - I especially love the top one. I have to admit that I have always thought the Sunbonnet Sue pattern was a bit weird because you can't see her face (apologies to those who love her!) And I caught a glimpse of the Sue quilt on the news link but would also love to see a clearer photo - it sounds quite controversial!

  6. Sunbonnet Sue creeps me out. My cousin had a SS quilt, and we called it the zombie quilt. She turned in over so she couldn't see the Sue's before she fell asleep. Thought we were the only two weirdos in the world! The news article was hilarious.

  7. You have to have a sense of humour in life don't you? :D
    I love the eaten by a snake Sue, with the bonnet still intact, giggle.....