Mama is Smiling

Mama is smiling.



Before my Mom died, we had a discussion about my goals in life. My goal to have my own machine to do my own quilts and to do lots more art quilts. That I wanted to not have to depend on having Steve take a few days off in order for me to have some machine time. She agreed that that was important, and hoped that I would inherit some money when she died so that I could make that dream come true.

I would so much rather have my Mama here than this machine. Since I can’t, I will just be satisfied knowing that she is smiling now.  And be grateful to her every time I use it.

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. AllenQuilts
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 21:01:55

    I know she is, Gayle! That is so wonderful. It’s a beauty…I’m so happy for you.


  2. wendysquilting
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 21:10:05

    What a wonderful gift from your Mom Gayle!! and what a blessing too 🙂 I’m am just thrilled for you.


  3. TeresaL
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 22:03:15

    Exciting day! I’ll bet you think of your mother each time you use this machine.


  4. Spavlov
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 22:56:07

    How great !! All set up and ready to go ……….
    Looks wonderful…………….Your Mom would be very happy ………………………Sally


  5. freda1951
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 23:45:57

    What a great gift from your Mother. Everytime you use it you can have happy thoughts of her.


  6. Michelle Wyman
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 00:27:24

    Don’t know if you are into naming your machine, but I bet your Mama would be thrilled to have your new baby named after her! I just know she is smiling today!!

    Have fun!


  7. Terri
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 09:09:46

    Oh Gayle………I am so happy for you! And I miss my mom………..


  8. Terri
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 09:11:02


    It’s in your KITCHEN!?!


  9. gaylemckay
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 09:54:53

    Terri… my kitchen??? Of course!

    Really, who needs a dining room set in the kitchen? We only use it once a year, (always eat in the living room) so why not?? Once we get the addition done, both machines will be in one place for all things quilty.



  10. kayp
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 10:19:26

    it’s so brite and shiny! what wonderful creations you and your mom will create.


  11. TK42ONE
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 10:26:52

    Damn mom, how on earth do you guys make dinner? That thing is HUGE!


  12. Christine Olson
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 10:39:25

    She’s a beauty! I’m sure your mother is smiling down on both of you.

    Enjoy your new toy!


  13. Karen Langseth
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 19:37:55

    What better place then the dining room/kitchen?? The only reason I have a kitchen is that it came with the house. I’m sure your Mother is looking down from Heaven saying”Way to go girl”!!!

    Karen L


  14. Vicki W
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 20:38:10

    Mom must be doing the happy dance for you!


  15. rondabeyer
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 21:35:21

    Who needs to cook when you have a new Gammill, what a wonderful memorial of your Mom and gift to you. Have fun and continue to create your gorgeous quilts. Happy Holidays to you and Steve….


  16. KK
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 23:45:28

    Congrats and yeah for MOM!


  17. Cinda
    Dec 07, 2007 @ 10:37:12

    Grandma is very happy. Lucky she had the cash to leave you to buy what you really want / need. And, I think you either need a smaller quilt machine or a bigger kitchen! I’m guessing you’ll take the latter…. know any architects? 🙂


  18. Nancy H
    Dec 07, 2007 @ 23:47:02

    I’m sure your mom would have loved to be around for the delivery….and maybe she just was. I think the kitchen is the perfect place…where all women gather to begin with. Did you name her yet?


  19. Lynn Douglass
    Dec 08, 2007 @ 02:14:12

    I’m tickled to pieces for you, Gayle! Your excitement is contageous! 🙂


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