Monday, May 20, 2013

Sorrow, Loss, and Grief...

Laurie, with her daughter, Halee

Last week, our community was devastated.  Laurie Kohmetscher, whom I have worked, laughed, cried, and griped with for 21 years, passed away suddenly.  She was a mother to Kristin, Shane, and Halee Jo, a wife to Duane, a sister to Bob, Ron, Tom, Steve, Ellen, and Pat, and a daughter to Rose.  She was an avid horse woman, and loved nothing better than being outside with her animals and working on their family farm.  She volunteered for many community and church groups.  She was a 4H leader, County Fair Board member, and most of all, she LOVED her children.  They were her everything, and she was PROUD of them.
I am lost, wading my way back to shore.  Learning to do the work tasks she did and coping with the grief, I have been exhausted.  But each day is easing a little.  As Dori in "Finding Nemo" said, "Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming".  I will eventually reach the shore, but will be adrift at the loss of my friend and coworker for a very long time.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spring Studio Open House This Saturday!

We are working with Deb & Frank Brooks, From the Heart Creations, to host a Spring Open House this Saturday at their studio in the Historic Old Hastings Middle School!  Please stop by if you are in the area or road trip out to Hastings if you aren't!  There are many things happening this weekend in the area, so we hope to see you!
Here are the basic details, the "refreshments" are actually being CATERED by Michelle Brooks, Truly Scrumptious Bakery, and she will have goodies for sale that you can take home to enjoy at your leisure!
Here are a few of the artist items available for sale!  We have added several others to the list including a Batik Artist and more baked goodies (breads, homemade jellies, cookies)! 
Artists Participating Are:
Frank & Deb Brooks, From the Heart Creations, PMC jewelry designs and Silverware jewelry
Chris & Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs, Lampwork glass marbles, beads, and jewelry
Barb Dedrickson, Somethin' Country, home decor and pine needle baskets
Leslie Lemke, Treasures Made for You, primitive decor designs
Kris Brakenhoff, Fine Art Batik, hand dyed batik art
Karen Kohtz, Karen K Studio, Raku Pottery & Gifts
Michelle Brooks, Truly Scrumptious Bakery, gourmet desserts
We sure would love to have you stop by for a visit!  Happy weekend, the rest of the week will be spent preparing for the open house!!

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