Welcome to Precious Tyes

I have many passions in life and one of them is quilting. The others are reading, knitting,
crochet, cross stitching exercise and being a mom which are all precious tyes to me.
This blog will be about all of these things but mainly about quilting and how it is tied into my life.
The above wall hanging was designed by me and published into a pattern called Homespun Memories.

My blog is also about my Nifty Fifty Quilting swaps which are 50 state quilt block swaps that I started organizing over 10 years ago when my husband was going through depression. It helped me through a very difficult time. We have swapped over 70,000 quilt blocks during this time with many stories that traveled across the country along with our state quilt blocks. Our groups also make charity quilts for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I have not posted on my blog since December 2011. My quilting always has given me the strength to get through the tough times in my life which included living with my husband who was suffering from depression.  On December 13, 2011 his struggle with depression came to an end through suicide.  I have been living in a dark tunnel of grief since this time and I have not been able to quilt or write on my blog since then.  Someone recently left a positive comment on one of my posts and encouraged me to keep posting.  This has given me the courage to come back and post about losing a loved one to suicide.   So my first post is this video which has helped me understand my own husband's depression...."This kid Thinks We Could Save So Many Lives If Only It Was OK to Say 4 Words".....
I hope it will bring awareness for others who are suffering from depression or know of someone suffering.

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