Oh, I know, I'm not supposed to be here but hey, life happens. My sweet daddy passed away this past Sunday. He died in his sleep probably from complications of congestive heart failure, diabetes, emphysema, and an aneurism in his stomach. I don't know which got him first but he's been a very sick man for the last 2 months. I was able to spend the Friday evening before with him and I'm SO glad I did. He still had his humor even though he was super weak. I told my mom, as I was walking out the door, that would be the last time I saw him alive. Sometimes we just feel that, don't we.
Our trip is postponed until next week so we can have a Memorial/BBQ in his name this coming Saturday on the 7th. As much as death brings sadness, it does bring family together and I'm looking forward to seeing some Aunts, Uncles, and cousins that I haven't seen in a year or 2.
SO, I have cleared off my painting table and I've been preparing this house for my absence (and my House sitter, the nephew). Although I haven't been painting, I have been sewing.....
I've been sewing up sunflowers, elves, dolls, candy canes, santas, scarecrows.....
I'm taking them with me to work on since I'm not taking anything else with me that is crafty. I HAVE to have something to do though 'cause I'm just so used to keeping my hands busy.
I've also been working on this very LARGE feller.....
I have to put him altogether but am waiting for a few pieces to come in the mail. And also, I don't want to show him in 'all his glory' 'cause my swap partner might see it. Yes, he will have a carrot nose; it's in the plastic bin behind his head. I think I'll make a few more and offer one in my Etsy. Can you take a guess as to where I might offer the other one??!!!!
I'll have a few posts before I leave. I still want to show you my paintings.