Monday, August 24, 2015

Onesie and Dress Tie Embroidery

Engineer Daughter who lives in Ogden, Utah has done some fun embroidery. These are not recent projects, her most recent baby gifting is the first initial of a new baby's name on the front of the onesie. I think these are so fun. I'm proud of her. She is very busy, but makes giving handmade a priority.  Her designs are original, too!
Take Care.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Handmade by Arizona Daughter

As Nancy's mom, I love everything she makes. Seeing her creativity flow is so very satisfying. Often I give her a 'problem' that I need help with on a project, watching her sketch, figure and solve on paper is amazing. We enjoy working on the same project, sharing the required duties. Pictured below are some of her goodies and a link to her easy store. If you are looking for something fun for you or for gift giving, go there!!! :) You will find hand embroidered pillowcases w/ elephants, a "green arrow" table runner, etc.
 Mint Green Mini Quilt- $25
 Selvage Mini Quilt- $30 
 Brown & Pink Hot Pad Set- $15
 Rainbow Hot Pad Set- $15

 Card Wallet- $6
 Wristlet- $9
Dear Santa Mug Rug- $15
Embroidered Pillow Ornament- $5

Also there are new listings to the Etsy shop.

Enjoy and Take Care.~~

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Quiet Book Revisited

I've made three three! quiet books in my lifetime, one of them twice (quiet book makeover). I guess that makes sense - one for each of my children (cheerin' as my dad calls them). Contained herein this post are pictures of the most recent...for the Crump family of Waddell, AZ. Blonde friend and I feverishly labored together, more enjoyable that way and can share in the supplies and materials.
A video was posted way back when, but disappeared, soooo here are pictures - for the record.
Fun to do!

This last page was not my idea, but such a good one. I felt sheepish putting my picture in, but was talked into it... :) glad I did.
Take Care!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Monday, April 29, 2013

My New Hobby

Friends and I are playing Handbells! This new activity is a very enjoyable adventure!
Easter Hymns at Spring Creek Assisted Living
April 2012

Mary Lloyd Diane Spackman Kathy Seamons Shawna Hill Heather Larsen Sanetta Rigby
Mary Lloyd  Tammy Sutherland  Kathy Seamons  Diane Spackman  Shelly Hunter  Jane Glandon

Family Bell Ringing Christmas Party at Jane's Home
December 26, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Dog Decor

Introducing Arizona Daughter's new business:

These are the best dog collars I've ever come upon! I just love them. Each collar is handmade with care using heavy weave nylon webbing, sturdy plastic hardware, a D-ring and embellished with ribbon and flower. There are three different sizes- small, medium and large. The collars come in all different styles and colors with new ones added frequently. If you are interested in getting a sweet collar for your doggie, I could even sweet talk her into a custom collar if you have a certain color scheme you desire!

The flowers are layered with a circle of closed cell foam to ensure that they hold their shape, and are then sewn to the collar. Unless otherwise noted, any of the flower colors can be used on any of the collars, or no flower at all.

For more information and pictures visit her website-
Take Care ~~~

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Little Blue/A Lot Scrappy

Michiko, my Japanese friend, and I went to work cutting and piecing blue scraps. Amanda Jean would be proud of us. She inspires us all to use our fabric scraps. I find it a lot of fun and satisfying. The only part I don't love is having to iron before cutting, but we didn't have a lot that needed ironing...yeah! 
This scrappy baby boy quilt went to a sweet guy named Otto. He weighed over 10 pounds when born!
 The squares were cut at 3 inches. The quilt is 16 squares by 15 squares in size.
I machine quilted straight lines (didn't even put the walking foot on!) on one side of each seam, across and up and down the whole quilt. This step went real fast.
 ...even a little blue elephant to take naps with Otto!

This picture shows the scrappy binding that we used. Michiko's hand work is perfect. She stitches down the binding and likes to be able to do that last step of the quilt. The backing is soft flannel, white and blue gingham and was pre-washed. The last two baby quilts that I've backed with flannel have behaved very well for the machine quilting. I am happy about that. I seem to want to use flannel now more than ever. This was in my stash just waiting to be used. :)  Take Care~~