Lefty & Fifty-six

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Friday, January 30, 2009

What can you do with a red wool coat?

Here is the story...

Katlin(my second daughter) brought to me a red coat from her friend Margeaux. It seems that she didn't want it anymore and Katlin had just bought herself a red wool coat

I took it to get dry cleaned and 
the dry cleaner called 

me to say that the red wool coat 
had 3 moth holes.

He did not think it was worth cleaning
(the holes were in the 
front of the coat.) 

SAD...Not so sad...now I can snip, cut, that red wool coat and make??

Here is my first item.
 *Heart Pins*

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

In bed

I will recover...

I will feel like this tomorrow

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Magical Mice

I love wool felted things 
I would love to get these adorable mice to play with,
 to have for my grandkids, 
to just adore!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Grey Day

It rained today..
I felt melancholy..
The fog came in tonight...

My funny, smart and talented cousin Matt passed away

I love all those that surround me.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Change of scenery please..!

I came home from the grocery store and
found this scene in the front yard.

Aaahh...yes, a little 

Southern California, mid winter, Utah style!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Cake

This is my version of the  "President Barrack Obama" 
 Inauguration Cake.

*A little African American design

Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese frosting with a Ganache drip!

Inauguration Day 2009

I will be watching with excitement, witnessing  a great moment in history.

I will be feeling  proud to be a citizen of such a blessed country that is a democracy!

I will be feeling emotions of  amazement and wonder of this event!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Swede is Famous

He recently entered the "Jet Paws" Look A  Like Contest. 
The winner wins a free vacation.
Take a look here and see if you think our dog biscuit looks like the swede
(even though he is German). 

Look for Joel and Biscuit on the first page. Unfortunately, you can't vote but it is exciting to see how many dog owners look like their pet!

Ahh.. the things you do when you are MIDDLE AGE!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Lefty is Patriotic

 to become your own patriot at Obamiconme.com

Point Cougars..

... that's what I am gearing up to say this 
evening when the BYU men's vollyball starts their season.

2009 BYU Men's Volleyball Team

Sunday, January 11, 2009

You Are Never..

...to old to play and dream about the dolls you have owned in your life.
Here are few that I loved..

The Troll Doll
(I had a grey haired one)

The Tammy Doll

The Chrissy Doll
Her hair grow long



He and Midge were boyfriend /girlfriend, my sister Jeana owned the Ken and Barbie.

Act Your Age..

I am in a hair slump.
What do you do when this happens?
Well here is what I do...
(This always reminds me of when I was 6 yrs. to 10 yrs. old, my mom 
would curl our hair with bristle rollers.)
What ever your age is, you should behave like it. 
But, it doesn't mean that you should be missing all the fun. It is still fun being 50, I suppose. Well, even if there is no fun in being 50, try to feel younger. 

The most important is how you feel INSIDE. 
If you are happy and content at 50, you feel it on the inside and then it will show on the outside. It will have a great affect on your skin, hair and your outlook on life (you might even look younger.)

I like it when people say to me.. 
"you don't look your age."

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Retro Fabrics

My Mom was Collector of Fabric. 

I think that it was a good weakness she possessed. 
She would buy the piece and than later would decide what to make from it.

She left our family boxes of fabric. 
I gathered all the colors of Christmas and made my sisters a table topper to display our mom's cherished fabric pieces. Circa.1970's-early 80's.


My "other" dresden plate is from Eleanor Burns "Egg Money Quilt"
 I am currently sewing together.
Retro fabric's from the 30's-40's.

If you want to know the history

If you want to make one

Here is the link if you want to buy one.

Happy Quilting

Looking for a Job..

You would think at my age I could be content to live my life out the way I please! 

But when the economy is in ruins and your swede doesn't know if his job is secure(who really has this kind security in this day in age.)

We own 2 homes, have 1 car payment, 1 child attending a university, 1 child in Jr. high school who is a great  club soccer player, 1 crazy sewer,quilter, 2 skiers, 1 snowboarder, 2 females that love clothes. 1 horse owner..
well, can see the writing on the wall for me?

Looking for a job that can bring me the satisfaction of financial stability.

For resume and references email me @ melswen@comcast.net

Monday, January 5, 2009

Look who

If you are a local quilter and need someone that can take on any size, material or design, check out who I use... she is great,  and friendly and has creative ides for your personal quilt sign.
Thanks for Joanna for being my quilting FRIEND
! (couldn't do it with out you!)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Retro Quilt

Since I have began my quilting adventures, I promised my daughters that I would make them each their own Christmas quilt (this one is a super soft flannel.)

This year it was Katlin's turn.

She loved it..(so says the photo.)


Winter Fun

It was fun having my younger sister Allison and her family visit us during the holidays.

Snowshoeing up at Rock Canyon
Nephew: Cody..Friend: Kurt..Niece: Brielle..MY DAD...Yours truly!

Wintry Picnic..sandwiches and hot chocolate!

Skiing at Sundance Resort
Niece: Brielle..Sister Allison..Yours Truly!

About Me

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Provo, Utah, United States
I am a Lefty. I was born in the Fifties. I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman. Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede" Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren! Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more. Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!

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