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September 2012— Krafter Profile on Scotty Scott


The Women’s Exchange Club guest speakers, salads and more

Sherrian Beagle Great guest speakers, salads and

exploring possibilities! The Women’s Exchange Club (W.E.) is for women who want

to have fun, food, friendships and

community involvement. Looking to connect with other women? Looking for new friends? Looking to learn new things? You’ve been looking for us! W.E. is women connecting with women. This month: Clear Out Your Clutter Are you getting ready to do that fall

Scotty J.L. Scott, silent partner of the Krafters at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church woodworking in his home workshop.

Pat Stoner, Sewing Coordinator Faster than a speeding jigsaw, able to

leap tall orders in a single bound – look! In his shop! Is it a Bassett? Is it a Lane? Is it an Ethan Allen? No, it’s a Super Scott original! Behind every great crafting group is a

great silent partner. For Sun Lakes United Methodist’s Krafters, it’s Scotty (J.L) Scott. A lifelong woodworking hobbyist, Scotty has single-handedly created an awe inspiring collection of his handiwork, including crèches (nativity scenes), Santas, trees, three foot candles, carolers,

sleighs, pumpkins

and more. Scotty’s passion for woodworking

spans decades. After a 30-year career at U.S. Gypsum, Scotty retired and began remodeling

basements. He and wife

Harriet, also a Krafters member, have spent the last eight winters in Arizona away from their residence in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. Scott’s most recent concept garners

oohs and aahs from little girls, mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers alike. With the ever present popularity of the 18-inch doll, the Krafters’ sewing specialty division embarked on a doll “garment district” that has been so enthusiastically embraced that the women can barely keep up with the demand. Enter Scotty with a vision of a hand-crafted bed specifi cally designed for the 18-inch doll, a vision he quickly brought to fruition. Upon unveiling

his initial prototype, it was met with kudos and even advance orders from as far away as Iowa and Illinois. Every doll bed is unique and outfi tted

with a one-of-a-kind ensemble that any little girl would love. The fi ve-piece set includes a dust ruffl e, mattress, pillow, coverlet and comforter, handmade with care by the Krafters’ sewing group. Each distinctive collection comes complete with a matching doll’s nightie. Scotty’s beds will be featured in the

Krafters’ display at this year’s Sun Lakes United Methodist

Church Bazaar on

Saturday, November 3 from 8:00-1:00 p.m. in Lindsay Hall of SLUMC. This year’s bazaar will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the church. Come early for the best selection. We invite you to join us for an impressive

display of craftwork found nowhere else in the Valley with displays by the Krafters’ four departments: sewing, crafting, fl oral and lightly used jewelry. You will enjoy the beautiful artistic offerings as well as the company and hospitality of so many creative and passionate Sun Lakes craft smiths and volunteers. You might even see Scotty Scott, strange visitor from another state who came to Arizona with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, who fi ghts for truth, justice and the American crafters’ way! 

Garden Club news

Tiah Foster The September meeting of the Sun Lakes

Garden Club will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, in the Community Room of the Sun Lakes Medical Center at the NE corner of Alma School Road and Riggs Road. The topic will be Growing Roses in the East Valley. We will learn not only which roses grow best in our area, but also which ones are the best roses to plant for disease resistance, fragrance and repeated blooming. The speaker, Colette McNally, is a long-time East Valley gardener who is the national delegate for the Arizona/New Mexico Region for the National Organization of Gardeners of America/Men’s Garden Clubs. The last meeting, held Tuesday, August

14, had Beverly Tall as its speaker. Ms. Tall is an American Orchid Society judge who travels all over the world to judge international orchid shows as well as those in the U.S. She spoke about “Growing Orchids in the Phoenix Area,” including both in home and in greenhouses, plus spoke about means of getting our orchids to rebloom. She brought different kinds of orchids with her. The Sun Lakes Garden Club meets on

the second Tuesday of each month at the Sun Lakes Health Center Community Room on the NE corner of Alma School and Riggs Rd. The group gathers for a brief social time at 9:00 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9:15 a.m. Anyone interested in what to grow or how to grow it is most welcome as a guest. If you would like more information or

are interested in becoming a member of the Sun Lakes Garden Club, please contact the


club president, Diane Beatty, at 480-895- 3687 or vice-president Eleanor Davis at 480-895-5919. 

cleaning to get ready for upcoming holidays and visitors? Well, Debbie Meyers can help. Debbie Meyers, CEO of Moving You Simply, is a pro at organizing and clearing out clutter. She will be sharing tips with us on organizing your home room by room. Debbie specializes in senior relocation,

organizational services, working with hoarders, downsizing, residential families and corporate offi ce moves. Her clients have included senior

adult living communities, working with hoarding clients, Bekins Van Lines, Nextel Communications,, Philips Semiconductors, Washington Mutual

Bank, Intel and Hewlett Packard. She is responsible for coordinating and

managing moves for seniors, residential families, on-site moves for major corporations

from building to building;

overseeing construction, bidding for moving companies and space planning of all furniture and equipment and overseeing all installation as well. Yes, she is defi nitely a pro at organizing. Get ready to clear out your clutter at the W.E> meeting! WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 6:30

p.m. Greet and Eat, Appetizer/Salad Pot Luck Buffet WHERE: Room A-8 of Cottonwood

Country Club, 25630 S. Brentwood Drive, Sun Lakes, Arizona 85248. (Turn south from Riggs and E.J. Robson

Boulevard into Cottonwood Country Club. Find the big fl ag pole in the parking lot off E.J. Robson and walk down the breezeway. A-8 is on your left in the square.) COST: $10 per person or $5 with a

salad or appetizer dish to share. For information or reservations call or

email Sherrian Beagle at 480-895-1538

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