We never know where we are going in life, what path we’ll travel. I believe
that if you do what you are supposed to do, then the good Lord will take you
places you never dreamed of.
I didn’t have publishing in my future, but He did. God has blessed me with
11 books published. I don’t know if there will be any more, it is up to Him.
I love "country" and doing things the “old” way, but with modern comforts.
We live on a small farm, with cows, horses, and chickens. My horse is named
“Dolly”. We love to go for rides on Sunday afternoons with the
grandchildren. They love it too. I have made lye soap and churned butter
(just for fun). Children today do not know where milk comes from. It is
great for them to see and learn the process.
I have crafty people in my family. My Dad can do anything with a piece of
wood. He passed in 2011 and my youngest brother. Miss both of them.
Back in 1979 when I started painting, it was therapy to stop smoking. It
worked! I haven’t smoked since. It was hard for me to do others patterns. I
had to do it my way. So I started designing my own patterns. Then started
doing craft shows. It grew from there. The next thing I knew, I opened a
shop. It was fun and lots of work. I do miss it. I closed when I started
publishing books. Just didn’t have time to do both.
I have taken a few classes. That was hard too. I wanted to show the teacher
different ways to do the project, (but didn’t).
Don’t be afraid to do your own thing.
You never know where it will take you.
I am married to my best friend. We have been together for 52 years. We have
2 sons, Tony and Adam. 3 grand boys and one granddaughter.
We live on a small farm with Cows, and a donkey.
God Bless everyone.