July 3, 2012

Yep, Still Here!


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.
Stay tuned!
}}HUGS{{
Vicky

17 comments:

TheRustyThimble said...

Hello Sweet Vicky, so sorry to hear of your loss! Big Hugs to you and your family

I knew you would take some work to do, I know I was gone this past week and went crazy not being able to work on my stuff!!

Have a wonderful 4th

HUGS
Brenda

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Vicky so sorry to hear about your father. My condolences to you and yours.

Tam said...

Prayers heading your way.......

Pat said...

So sorry to hear of your Father's passing...It is hard to lose a parent.

Cindi said...

I am so sorry about your lose. I am praying for you and the family.
I bet that snowman is going to be so cute!
Be blessed,
Cindi

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Warm thoughts and prayers that you will be comforted in your sadness knowing your sweet Daddy is smiling down at you now and that he has traded his broken old body for a pair of wings.........may be rest in peace.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so sorry, sweet Vicky. I know how hard it is to lose your Dad. And I'm like you...I have to keep busy. Sending you some hugs tonight and I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. We'll be thinking of you. I know what you mean, if I don't have something in my hands, I just don't feel right! Enjoy your memorial bbq!

Raggedy Creations said...

Hi Vicky. Sending my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad. Take care and have a happy 4th.

Felicia

Firecracker Kid said...

Sending hugs condolences luv. You are a slave to your craft :)
Hugs~Carol

BumbleBeeLane said...

Sorry about your dad.When Pap Pap passed I knew it was coming too.But he was long suffering and it was a relief to know he was finally at peace.The snowman looks like he'll be just wonderful! Enjoy visiting with your extended family at the memorial BBQ. Big Hugs for you!~Amy

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Sending prayers and hugs. So sorry for your loss.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Hello Vicky! I'm so Sorry for your Loss. My heart and Prayers go out to you at this difficult time. I Lost my Dad 13 yrs ago to cancer.
Love your Snowman. Looks like he's a big Fella!!
Take Care my Friend!

sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Hand of Bela Peck said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate a life full of love and happy memories. May you all come together to share laughter, tears and healing.

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Hugs Vicky,
You sure keep busy, but I know about idle hands. We're going out to my daughter's next week for a couple of days, but don't usually take anything to stuff...I just need time off!!!! I'll either sleep or enjoy the scenery!!!! lol
Lois

Debbie Geiger said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad. Prayers going out for you and your family.

Ladybug said...

Hi Vicky

So deeply sorry to hear of your
Dad's passing,Thoughts and Prayers
to you and your Family !!

Love your SnowFolk, he's going to
be adorable..

Many Blessings
Hugs Ladybug