Sunday, September 30, 2012

Happy Pumpkin Hunting !!

Pumpkin Hunt
Part of Autumn Snapperland
Bent Creek

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Happy Fall!

One of the four free seasonal samplers available from

of Athens, Ohio

You can see the other two seasonal samplers that I have stitched up from The Stitcherhood at the following posts: Summer and Spring.

 Winter is next!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Political Toys ~ Part 2

American Primitive
Prairie Schooler #8

Presidential candidate Andrew Jackson was the first Democrat ever to be associated with the donkey symbol. His opponents during the election of 1828 tried to label him a "jackass" for his populist beliefs and slogan, "Let the people rule." Jackson was entertained by the notion and ended up using it to his advantage on his campaign posters.

But cartoonist Thomas Nast is credited with making the donkey the recognized symbol of the Democratic Party. It first appeared in a cartoon in Harper's Weekly in 1870, and was supposed to represent an anti-Civil War faction. But the public was immediately taken by it and by 1880 it had already become the unofficial symbol of the party.