Lefty & Fifty-six

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Saturday, May 26, 2012


Another quilt finished...who knew that I would be a quilter. 
I have admired quilts since I was little.
I made a few quilts in my twenties.
(really just sewn fabric and tied quilts) 

This photo does not capture the true colors in this quilt.
All the fabrics are retro vintage from the 20's-30's

Scalloped needle turned boarder.

Hexegon block

Dresden plate block

Hand appliqued and embroider.
This was a block of the month quilt offered at
 American Quilting in Orem, Utah

Priced at: $450.00

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Farmer Joe

The Swede celebrated his 58th birthday this year.

We had a duo party with my dad(his birthday is the same day 
as the swedes) so we hosted a picnic in our back yard.
Born the same day but 23 yrs a part in age.
looking at the babies

Dallas with her name sake!

"The Girls"...Aubry, Katlin, Ariel & Dallas
Cute Chicks!!!

This chicken story is to be continued...

Saturday, May 12, 2012

My Mother

I truely want this post to reflect the very essence of
 the woman who gave birth to me and raised me to be
 the kind of person I have turned out to be today. 
(although she may roll over in her grave)

Sharlene Hill at age 18. Short hair and very thin.
Mom with Jeana and Greg. She is pregnant with me in this  photo,
she and dad were finishing up their studies at
Mom had three children in three years!
Sharlene (my mom) and her twin brother Sheril.
Mom was born first. They were very close to each other.
I think they are around 69 yrs old in this photo.

I love this photo, although it is posed, this was taken
 in November of 1978.
Mom came out several times from Missouri to California
 to help me with wedding plans. 
Mom and her parents and siblings, not sure when this photo was taken.
I am guessing by the styles of hair and clothing, it was around 1978-1980.
Sharlene is sitting far right)

Mom was doing well when this photo was
taken of her at Katlin's graduation. circa 2004.
She passed away in May of 2006. She was 73 yrs old.

Independent woman who raised 5 children.
 Dedicated wife.
Always served in varies church postions.
Wonderful seamstress.
Loved to teach.

She is missed by her posterity that knew her and loved her deeply.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hand made gifts are what I like to make for my family. 
(while some don't appreciate it..some do)
I'm usually inspired by the different blogs I peruse.
Of course Pintrest is a great source of inspiration.

I got this idea from a blog but could not find it again to give this person credit and show how they made their gift.
This is what I made my now 30 yr old Katlin.

I made the envelope out of natural linen fabric and a cotton print for the inside lining.
The letters are made from a glitter cover stock.
It was fun, a tad labor intensive.

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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