Wednesday, August 4, 2010

In a blink of an eye

I've just returned from Las Vegas to see the overwhelming response I'd received on my give-a-way.  I now have 115 followers, and I am so thankful to each and everyone of you for taking the time to read my blog and to be interested in what I am doing here.

Unfortunately in the blink of an eye, life can change and it is so important to live your life to the best each and every day.  While in Las Vegas my fiance's uncle suddenly passed away.  He was deeply loved by everyone who has ever met him, and he was a wonderful man.  We meet so many people in our lives who are confused with our choice of hobbies, and then you meet those who are absolutely impressed and in awe of what we do. Jim was one of those people.  He was a retired engineer and completely understood the skill and talent required to do what it is we do with our miniatures.

Jim passed away in the place he absolutely loved, his cabin, doing what he asbolutely what he loved to do, fly fishing. It's a sad time for everyone, and tomorrow we leave to go to his hometown for the funeral. 

Unfortunately I will have to delay the draw for the give-a-way until I return on Sunday.  It will give others a few more days to enter if they choose to do so.  I apologize for the delay.  I also have to apologize to my fellow swappers because I had hoped to get the garden swaps mailed before I left for Vegas, but paint had still not dried on a couple of items and this task will also have to wait..  I am now back just long enough to unpack and repack to leave again.   I hope everything will be worth the wait once you receive them.

There are far too many new followers to list right now, but I promise to do that at a later date.  I have tried to keep up on my blog reading while in Las Vegas but the time difference for me (4.5 hours) made me extremely tired, so I am still three days behind on this as well.

I am leaving a picture of another project I am working on, my bakery, and a peep into the front door to see all the shelving on the back wall.  More to follow on this project in the future.



Cinderella Moments said...

So sorry for your loss. Take your time remembering him. Everyone will understand.
Love the new project!


kibbygirl said...

ohhh, a bakery. That will be fun! I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Sorry to hear about your loss. It sounds like he was well loved.

May said...

Siento mucho por los momentos que estas pasando, estas son las cosas amargas de la vida,
No te preocupes por nada, tomate el tiempo que necesites.
La panadería tiene buy buena pinta, poco a poco ya la iras completando.
Besitos, May .

otterine said...

Sending well wishes for you and your family. Take care of yourselves...we'll be here when you return. :)

Merry Jingle said...

Sorry to hear your loss :(

Flora said...

I understand your mood and I am close to you in thought...
You sound like a positive person and I am sure that you will send your man fortitude necessary to tackle this difficult time!
A big hug, Flora

Kim said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Wanda ♥

Ascension said...

Siento mucho, que esteis pasando por estos penosos momentos.
Tomate tu tiempo, el sorteo lo puedes celebrar cuando vuelvas.
Tu panaderia, esta quedando preciosa.
besitos ascension

Y.F. said...

Hola amiga, quiero de algún modo poder brindarte mi apoyo emocional e incondicional, siento mucho tu pérdida y entiendo por los momentos que estás pasando.
No te preocupes por nosotros, seguiremos viendo tantas cosas lindas que hay en tu blog, el paseo por el es muy agradable.
Tómate tu tiempo que la familia y los pesares lo merecen.
Te envío todas las fuerzas para que puedas mantener tus ánimos en alto, no bajes los brazos,aquí tienes el hombro de una amiga virtual,muchos besos y abrazos para ti. Yvanna.

Heather said...

Sorry for your families loss. He sounds like a great man.

Carolyn said...

My thoughts are with you and your family in this sad time. I hope you all get through the funeral ok and enjoy remembering your uncle and how much you loved him.

Margaret said...

I am sorry for your loss, however there is some comfort in knowing he passed away doing just what he loved, like my uncle who was also an avid fisherman. What more could we ask? Loving thoughts are sent to comfort you and your family.

Wanda said...

Everyone thanks for your kind comments. We are back home again. I will print off all the entries for the draw and make the drawing tomorrow. Once again thanks for your thoughts.

Pilar said...

I'm so sorry to hear your loss... kisses