Friday, September 29, 2017

Quilting - back to the Sewing Machine

Wow. I cannot believe it's been over a year since I last posted on my blog. Time has certainly flown, and for those of you who have been concerned, let me put your kind hearts at rest. I am fine; my kids are fine; my GRANDKIDS (all 3 of them!) are WONDERFUL, and my sweet hubby is, too. 
However, one of the reasons for my lack of time to paint and post here, has joined my Daddy in Heaven. My sweet Momma, the head of the Debbie Grayson Lincoln Fan Club, passed away this past June.
You may remember that she fought and won her battle with colon and lung cancer 4 years ago. However, diverticulitis reared its ugly head and ultimately took her out. I was with her when she breathed her last and joined my Daddy. She leaves a huge hole in my heart that will never be filled, only covered up.
My Momma was one of the main reasons I kept up with this blog - she so enjoyed reading what we were up to  -  farm activities as well as my painting.
So, you may ask, "What HAVE you been doing" and I will tell you.
While I was caring for Momma in Dallas, I had my sewing machine with me. Setting up my paintings were just way to messy, but I decided to return to one of my other creative loves: QUILTING! It didn't require as much space, I could work at night after putting Momma to bed, and it was something she enjoyed watching me do.
I plan to return to painting, but for now, I thought I would devote some blogs to the quilts I have put together this past year.  This is one of the first I assembled using traditional methods and is hand quilted...I have since been learning to free style machine quilt as well as dye my own fabrics.
Stay tuned!


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