Jul 6, 2018


Thirteen years ago today I drove my little blue car through the cornfields of Ligonier, Indiana to meet the first love of my life at Willowswamp Farm. He was one of three brothers born to Mr. Angus Willowswamp and Mrs. Arrowhead Headley Willowswamp Their Very Selves, and he was on sale because he was the smallest of the litter and had an overbite.

From the moment I looked at that little face and cuddled that soft little creature in my arms I knew that life would never be the same.
Oh...what an adventure we had!

Today we start a new adventure...Operation Kidney Transplant Fund. 

In commemoration of OUR ten years together (you and me, Dearies), the first item up for offer is a Spinster Stitcher 10 Year t-shirt:

This t-shirt is 100% soft spun cotton and is available in four colors:  white, light pink (as shown above), banana cream:

and powder blue:

This is a unisex cut and is available in sizes S (small) through 4XL. 

For Dearies in the United States of America, the cost is $22 each for sizes S through XL
Please add $1 for size 2XL
Please add $3 for sizes 3XL and 4XL

These prices include shipping and handling in the US.

For Dearies outside the US, the cost is $22 each for sizes S through XL plus shipping.
Please add $1 for size 2XL
Please add $3 for sizes 3XL and 4XL
If you provide me with your mailing address, I will be happy to calculate the exact shipping charges for you before payment.

Payment may be made via PayPal to paypal.me/spinsterstitcher or via check to my mailing address: Coni J Rich, 244 Toscana Blvd.; Granger, IN 46530.  

Please make sure to include your complete mailing address, quantity, color, and size preference.

Well, there you have it.  I confess that this is my very worst nightmare come true...having to talk money and beg for it on this here blog, but your kind and lovely responses to my initial pitch gave me the courage to just suck it up and get on with it.

Future items will incude a Damn Good mug, tote bags, magic blankets, and needle minders. And...to whet your appetite...here's one of the imprints we're considering:

Thank you, my very Dearies! I can't wait to get started and have something to look forward to eac day besides my chair times (both Happy and kidney)! My new staff is in place (*) and I'm dusting off my Operations Manager hat again!

(*) Meet Vice President of Shipping and Morale, Mr. Bosco Oliver Willowswamp:

Happy Friday to all! Do something fun and come tell me all about it!


  1. WOW!!!!!

    Yes, I want to order one in XL. Will email address!

    Susan Anonymouse

    P.S. Will Bosco lick the stamp on package?!

  2. Love the shirt and the imprint! Bosco looks like he is ready to help. :-) We are all glad we can help you out!

    And you are in my thoughts today on your anniversary of becoming Stewey's Mom.

  3. I want a Damn Good cup... Hope its a generous size! Congrats on your creative endeavor! What about bumper stickers with the superpower on it?
    Ruth in Oxnard CA

  4. I'll be placing my order this weekend, Coni. Thrilled to see little Bosco pop up on my screen!

  5. I guess I’m out of the loop. What’s a magic blanket?


  6. Tried to order a shirt via PayPal and it wants a "valid email address or mobile number" for you, Coni, so I will mail a check.

  7. Just sent you my order! I put all my info on the notes/comments field, so I hope it comes through ok.

  8. Hi Coni, just sent $22 via PayPal for 1 pink XL. I put it in comments. From Rosemary Koslap

  9. That would be a great bumpersticker

  10. I love the imprint! Great for quilters, too!

    1. I agree with Linda Shisler above. It would make a fabulous bumper sticker!

  11. Tote bags - Woo Hoo. (Debby aka the Bag Lady!) Love the Super Power logo! And I'll get back to you on the T-shirt.

  12. Love the new consideration "I stitch what's your superpower" LOVE IT !


  13. This is so exciting! I'm going to order a shirt, and can't wait for the Damn Good mugs to come out. Happy Steweyversary. A special day indeed. You've got a very handsome VP of shipping and morale!

  14. If 'I Stitch What's your superpower' was on a t-shirt I would consider purchasing.

  15. Coni, I used your email address to pay for the shirt via PayPal. The instructions for PayPal in your blog post don't work (PayPal.me/spinsterstitcher).

  16. Very great post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your weblog posts.


  17. Yay! This is a good thing Coni! Stewey would approve :)

  18. Has Bosco come for a visit? It's so good to see him! Maybe he could put his pawprint of approval on the packing slip!