Saturday, November 28, 2009



We Believe in Santa and here's the reason why?

We are so excited here at Lazy Daisy Cottage...

We have some exciting new ideas

for Christmas Presents...

Not only do we have gift certificates

we have a new Charm Idea...

These are pre-ordered items for Christmas!

Choose from the two varieties

using the Number of Children

or Grandchildren

or the Letter from your last name

on the front of the charm

and then...

on the back all the names

of children or grandchildren

will be printed on the back side

This is a great gift idea

for the person who has everything

and you need a little something unique

these orders can be called in

and we will ship them out to you...

Cost of the Charm will be $30.00

Great item to put on the wish list!


the owner has achieved CRAZY 8....

Eight grandkids?

Who'd have thought?

Just when I sat down

and began my hand work

things got really crazy...

just imagine trying to photo eight

sticky, whiney, hungry, tired,

hot, cold, happy, sad,

but especially cute little ones..

course a charm hanging on my neck

with all their names reminds me of my blessings!

With the recent arrival of number 8

they will be listed on the back of my charm as...








and Paizlee...

New Arrival Of Jewelry!

Vintage Necklaces

with buttons and charms

you must stop by to see

what great present for Christmas.

Also great new Charms with a great Selection!

These newest Chains are piled high with charms and crystals.

Remember to put your order in

the order for your mom or grandma

or just simply for yourself...

And here's why we believe in Santa...

He always gets you what you want...

and just to make sure you can help him out a bit!...

You can act surprised when you open it!

Simply wrap in your favorite paper

all tied up with a bow

and place the tag on the front which reads...




Blogger Bargain of the Week...
Nov. 30th- Dec. 5th
All Fabric Buy 1 yard get 1 Yard 1/2 Price!
(must be the same print)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thanksgiving Blessings

Using quilts for holidays....

makes decorating fun and festive!

Use on shelves, ladders,

tables or over the back of the couch.

Using quilts as table toppers

adds color and variety

to your holiday tradtions!

This quilt is an original quilt design

called Pumpkin Sky it has been a favorite.

Using traditional blocks

in fall colors creates a unique quilt.

This quilt was made

from a neighborhood quilt group

as a block exchange.

Extra blocks were left-over

so they became a label on the back of the quilt!


This is a fun idea

for your Thanksgiving Dinner table favors.

Each is filled

with the items listed below,

wrap in celophane bags

and tie with ribbons and bows,

place card on each

with the Thanksgiving message attached.

If you would like to stop by

and pick up a card with the message attached

so you can make your favors

we have a sample ready for you to pick up

and make copies for your guests.

A Mix of Blessings

BUGLES: Each is shaped as a Conucopia or Horn of Plenty to remind us of our ancestors and our heritage and that our lives are filled with blessings.

PRETZELS: They represent our arms folded in prayer to give thanks.

CANDY CORN: A lesson on Frugality. During the first winter the pilgrims were each allotted only 5 kernels of corn per day because the food was so scarce. The next year was a bounty as ours can be.

DRIED FRUIT: Thanksgiving is the celebration of the harvest from the field and trees. Preserve harvest for times of need and share.

NUTS & SEEDS: Seeds represent future hope and promise, the potential of a bounteous harvest for the next season if they are planted and well tended.

THE MIX: We are each given a unique combination of blessings. Give thanks and enjoy them!!


enjoy the holiday feast

and the time you spend with loved ones.

As a celebration we are having a SALE

on Saturday November 28th

beginning at 10 am -4:30 pm


entire store 20% .

Remember by Thursday evening

you will be stuffed, exhausted,

overwhelmed, bloated, achey,

and trying to find room for all the leftovers

but, know you are not alone...

this is just the beginning of what is to come....


Have a Good One! HaHa...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Jelly Beans and in Betweens

As promised the quilt which we have given a free pattern for
uses 2 charm packs and 1 jelly roll.
Follow instructions and refer to picture.
If you are interested you can call or stop by for the pattern.

Pictured above is our traditional holiday treats and dips.
We have found these
to be the top 3 products in our shop.
We have a Raspberry Honey Mustard
which is excellent on Ham and Sandwiches
also a Hot Pepper Raspberry Preserves
we love to pour this over cream cheese
and top with toasted coconut and almonds
a delicious easy dip for crackers and pretzels.
The cheeseball (pictured)
is made from the Hot Pepper Peach Preserves.
Recipe Below:
2-8oz. cream cheese (softened)
1/3-1/2 jar hot pepper peach preserves
1 Tbsp. chopped jalapenos(canned)
dash of tobasco sauce
Mix together and roll in slivered almonds and grated cheese.
Stop by for a copy of this to keep in your recipe box.

Great gift for neighbors and treats to give-a-way!
9 cups Rice Chex Cereal
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1. Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
2. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on high 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
3. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

specials and favors for the table you will LOVE IT!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Blogger Bargain

The Blogger Bargain for the week of....

Nov. 16th - Nov. 21st is....

all Moda Happy Camper

20% off.This includes fabric, layer cakes, charm packs, fat quarters,

jelly rolls and two different quilt kits!

This is a fun line and we've done some fun projects with it.

You don't want to miss out on this!

Come in and get yours today!

Don"t forget to say ...

"I saw it on the blog"

to get your discount.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Another work in Progress!

This quilt is not for the weak.....

although it is a lot of work it definitely is worth it!

As you work with the charm squares

they are cut down in circles...

which you use for the yo-yo's.

The clover yo-yo maker makes them quick and accurate!

This quilt requires you to make 197 yo-yo's....

so by the time you have made about 195

you're considered a true and licensed builder ...

qualified to construct a home for yoyoville.

Seeing this quilt in person made me realize...

it was a must have project!

The houses, trees and flowers bordering this quilt...

melts your heart!

Although the work required in applique

definitely makes this quilt not...

"A Quilt in a Day Project"

but it puts a smile on my face

every time I pick it up and

work hour after hour.


Cutting kits has also required a lot of time.

We have given a lot of variety...

using the Moda line from

" Simple Abundance"

while adding matching plaids, dots, florals etc.

to give more variety and color.

It is turning out to be irrestable

you'll just have to see it for yourself!

Completed kits are available

while they last ....

as the fabric is SOLD OUT from Moda.

Kits are complete and include background fabric, backing and binding.

Total Cost$189.95
Call now to place your order


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Carne Asada

Pictured are the secret ingredients for this recipe...
Now not a secret...
Pinto Bean Seasoning
(found at Harmons Grocery Store on season aisle)
Carne Steak and Meat Seasoning...
found at Mexican Markets
(in St. George Three Amigos on Bluff Street)

Begin with Flank Steak
amount depends on how many your cooking for.
(I use the Flank Steak from Costco.)
Cut thin diagonally.
Season with above seasoning,
pinto bean seasoning and carne steak seasoning.
use generously .
also a sprinkle of garlic salt and course ground pepper.
Place meat in frying pan
with 2-3 tsp vegetable cooking oil.
Cook on high heat quickly
and remove meat
leaving dripppings in the pan.
Add finely chopped red and yellow peppers
and onion .
Again depends on how many you are serving.
I like to use the small bag of peppers from costco
and I use about 12 peppers
and 1/2 onion.
Fry in reserved juice from meat adding additional oil if needed.
When peppers are cooked to desired tenderness ,(I like them cooked extra like fajita mix)
add meat to pepper mixture.
You can also add a fresh jalapeno pepper if you like.
When complete serve with warmed tortillas,
sour cream, lettuce, cheese,
tomatoes, fresh salsa, avocados, etc.
This is a must try recipe quick and easy..

Who says a blonde white girl .....
can't cook like a Mexican Seniorita?

Happy Camper Vintage Quilt

Theresa, our machine quilter has a BA.....
(Bad Attitude).
(Just Kidding).
This quilt is a machine quilters worst nightmare,
it could put them out of business
or just give her time to catch up!
Using 5"charm squares
cut a template....
and get the rounded triangle shape.

Simple and quick
this is our new idea for a camp quilt...
(who are we kidding?)
who likes to camp
we mean a quilt to use in the car...
on the way to the resort....
also great at picnics and ball games.
Because we used a Kaufman Denim on background
it is dark and durable.

Stitching backing,
batting and top squares...
which you have glued in place ....
means when complete the quilt is done and quilted....

One section of four completed squares...
when sewn together creates a quilt to measure 80x80!
Come in or stop by as we are a work in progress...
Watch for the completed version of the Happy Camper Vintage Quilt!
Competed Kits available....
place your order now as fabric is Sold Out from Moda!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Blogger Bargain

The Blogger Bargain for the week of...
Nov. 9th - Nov.14th is....
Lazy Daisy Cottage cookbook
20 % off
This cookbook is full of delicious recipes
and makes great christmas gifts for
friends and family.


Meet Maude Bently Broadbent
86 years old

During our Yard Sale Maude visited our shop.
She shared stories of her childhood growing up in this home..
which now is the home to Lazy Daisy Cottage
and all of us.
Maude mentioned many visitors
who stayed here in this house in the front bedroom
which is now the main fabric and cutting room
we often refer to it as the counseling center.
As we cut and stand around putting kits together
we discuss problems, questions,
concerns and everyone gives advice
while laughing and sometimes crying together.
She mentioned many special visitors,
President Grant and David O. McKay were a few.
No wonder why this cutting room feels so special.
We have often mentioned
if the walls in this old house could talk what they would share with us?
It was fun to think of all the great memories
in the past and how they continue to surround Lazy Daisy Cottage!
History continues to happen and it happens with
Lazy Daisy Cottage!

The Big Day

Yard Sale Crew

It took the whole crew to get ready for the big sale.
The bargains were incredible.....
with kits for only $30.00 .
If you missed out watch for our next big blow out in the Spring!

The early birds got the greatest selection!
The register outside made shopping inside
and out convenient and easy.
The deals were so hot ....
many asked if we were closing our doors.
The answer is definitely not!
Lazy Daisy is bigger and better than ever
Dana the owner loves to clean out the old and get in the new!

With the great prices outsid
we also had the entire store inside on Sale! WOW!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tea Towel Apron

Lazy Daisy Cottage Apron Kit
Follow along for detailed instructions with photos
Note: Apron is shown in Christmas fabrics but can be made in any fabric.
Open dish towel, trace and cut-out template on sides.
Finish edges using a 1/4" seam double rolling to have edges finished.
See above photo.
Accent Strip see details below

Accent Fabric
Cut: 3 strips 2" wide WOF (width of fabric) for ties and straps

Cut: Accent strip 6" wide
For the accent band cut the 6" strip
to fit the width where you want to place on the apron
allowing about 1/2" extra on all sides
to turn under and topstitch the edges.
If you are using rickrack pin in place before stitching.
See diagram below.

Add rickrack to accent band if desired.
Pin in place tucking sides of rickrack under to prevent fraying.
See diagram.

Press under 1/4" on all sides of straps. See Photo Below.

Ties and straps press in half with right side of fabric facing out.
Topstitch to finish ties.

For neck ties cut 1 of the 2" strip in half and finish as described above.
Stitch in place.

Stitch side ties in place.
One on each side.

Stitch top ties in place.

Finish Apron
You can do any variety of methods to finish and create fun aprons.
Make pockets,
place ruffles etc.
have fun and custom create each apron.

I Believe Table Runner

Step by Step directions to make I Believe table runner.
18" x 72"
Call or come in to pick up this fun kit.
Only $ 31.95
Includes back and binding.

Santa block
Cut 2 top and bottom pieces 4 x 13
cut 2 Sides 4 x 18 1/2
Sew top and bottom pieces then sides.

Laughter Block
Cut: 2 sides 2 3/4 x 10
Top 2 3/4 x 13
Bottom 6 3/4 x 13
Sew sides first, then top and bottom

Hugs Block
Cut: 2 sides 2 3/4 x 10
Top 6 3/4 x 13
Bottom 2 3/4 x 13
Sew sides first, then top and bottom
Family Block
Cut: bottom 9 3/4 x 11
top 1 1/2 x 11
left side 5 x 18 1/2
Sew top and bottom, then left side

Giving Block
Cut: bottom 1 1/2 x 9 3/4
top 9 3/4 x 9 3/4
Right side 5 x 18 1/2
Sew top and bottom, then right side.
Sew all blocks in order shown.
Bring top and back in for quilting.
Merry Christmas

Monday, November 2, 2009

Yard Sale

It's almost that time again ......
for our Huge Savings Sale!
This is our Yard sale which we have twice a year!
Bargains which are unbelievable!
shop early for the best selection!
Although the savings inside are unadvertised.....
here's a little secret....
We are cutting and stacking up the bargains both inside and out...
So mark your calendar
set your alarm
and we'll see you at Lazy Daisy Cottage
on Saturday November 7th at 10 am...

Blogger Bargain

The Blogger Bargain for the week of
Nov. 2nd - Nov. 7th is.......
All patterns and books 20% off.
New books and patterns are arriving ........
after shopping in Houston at quilt market.
Come in and see all the cute new ideas!