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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1130: Some Time Away

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 09-14-2013 08:37 AM 978 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1129: Site Update with New Patterns Available Part 1130 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 1131: Reflections »

I am going to take a couple of days away from posting. Yesterday, my partner Keith’s dad lost his battle with cancer.

Artie was a wonderful and kind man who was always loving and supportive and treated me like one of the family from the first time I met him. It has been difficult these past several months to see him struggle, and I am comforted in knowing that he is no longer suffering.

I don’t know what else to say except that I love him dearly and I will miss him.

At least he is finally at peace.

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"



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littlecope

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#1 posted 09-14-2013 09:55 AM

I am very sorry for your loss Keith and Sheila.

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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grizzman

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#2 posted 09-14-2013 10:16 AM

i also add my heart felt condolences for you both, artie is finally at peace . i hope you both will be able to reflect on his life and let all that he was to you both fill your hearts with love for him, i know you will miss him dearly.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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CFrye

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#3 posted 09-14-2013 10:35 AM

So sorry for your loss ((((Sheila and Keith and family)))).

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 09-14-2013 10:45 AM

I am very saddened by this news. Please accept my condolences, Keith and Shiela. Rest in peace, Artie.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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NH_Hermit

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#5 posted 09-14-2013 11:49 AM

Very sad to hear this and sorry for your family.

-- John from Horse Shoe

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wizzardofwood

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#6 posted 09-14-2013 11:51 AM

my condolences and prayers are sent

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 09-14-2013 11:55 AM

My condolences and prayers for Keith’s mother, Keith, you and all of Keith’s family.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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BritBoxmaker

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#8 posted 09-14-2013 12:34 PM

Sorry to hear this news. At least Artie is no longer in pain. Wishing both you and Keith all the best .

Martyn

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Bluepine38

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#9 posted 09-14-2013 04:10 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss, my prayers and condolences to you and your family. Will miss your blog, but know
you must take time for yourself and Keith now.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Mark Shymanski

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#10 posted 09-14-2013 04:30 PM

My condolences to you and Kieth. It is always hard to lose one of your family.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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HerbC

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#11 posted 09-18-2013 02:00 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Keith in this time of loss. May you and all your family have the strength to deal with the loss of Artie. Sounds like he was a great guy and I’m sure he doesn’t want you all to suffer too much from his passing. Remember that his struggles with living with cancer are done and he is resting now…

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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justoneofme

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#12 posted 09-18-2013 03:16 PM

So hard to say goodbye. I’m sorry for your loss, and am thinking of you and all the family as grief takes hold. Thank God for sweet memories of Artie that will last forever in your heart!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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Roger

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#13 posted 09-19-2013 12:19 AM

So sorry to hear that. My condolences.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#14 posted 09-19-2013 12:36 AM

Thank you so much everyone for your kind words. It has been a difficult week for all of us, but we are comforted in knowing that Artie is no longer suffering. The last couple of months were not good, and seeing someone we love so much hurting was terribly painful. I know that it is part of life, but sometimes we just don’t want to accept things as such.

I appreciate very much all the support and comfort offered by you, my friends. It means so much to both Keith and myself.

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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