Sunday, May 08, 2011

new pictures of tooling and some bad news

Firstly, the tooling on the saddle is coming along very slowly because I really don't have a lot of spare time at all anymore. I am pleased with how it's turning out. I know it looks like a mess but after the piece is dyed and has the basketweave on it, it'll look a lot better.

I no longer have a lot of time because my Father is very ill. He has been diagnosed with liver cancer and is currently in the hospital due to critically high calcium levels in his blood. He has also been in tremendous pain. I am actually grateful that they admitted him so that they could work on both of those isseus as well as run tests to determine a course of treatment. I'm hoping to know tomorrow where we (my family) go from here. As many of you know, my mother has Multiple Sclerosis and my father has been her caretaker for about 20 years. So now everything changes for everyone... and I do mean everything.. It's an extremely scary and sad time but we're powering though it..

more soon...


  1. Oh Heather, I am really sorry to hear that. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

  2. I just got my blog email and saw this and had to give you a hug!!!! :( ((hugs))

  3. Oh Heather Im so sorry.... You hang in there.. I'll pray for you and you dad.. its sure cant hurt..I think we all understand life is more important than the hobby so don't worry about a thing Im sure everyone will understand if your not making saddles right now. (((())))) wish I could do that in person.. you sound like you could use a big hug right now..
    Rebecca Turner

  4. So sorry to hear. :( Thoughts and prayers your way.
    -Andrea Smith


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