No, my name is not Susan. Rather Sewing Susan is the name for a freebie packet of hand sewing needles that I was given upon another purchase at a local store this weekend. The store specializes in kitsch — cheesy items like rubber chickens. I was shopping for birthday party decorations. In exchange for kitsch, apparently, they give you something practical, like this set of “nickel plated, rust proof, silver eye needles with threader.” And the vintage image of a woman so pleased with her threaded needle is what I leave you with today.