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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Just sharing...........................

I am sharing with you some photos of the wonderful 7000 sq. ft. building that my husband and I have built over the last few years.  He is an amazing carpenter and managed to incorporate the design of the building to compliment our 1860 stone house linked to an 1880 log house.
We had a devastating huge fire here at 3:54am on Friday.  Many thanks to the 2 fire departments and 42 firefighters that managed to save my studio for me.  We lost all of my husband's building and woodworking equipment and his collection of boy toys.  15 vehicles burned including my kid's snowmobiles and ATV's...................  Overwhelming.
It will be a while to rebuild but we will do it.
Needless to say there will not be a lot of wooden dolls on my site for a while.  I have some that I have been working on that are safe here in my studio and I will plug along with them and work on some Izannahs.  Patience!
I just thought I would share this even though I seldom put anything personal on my site.
Many many thanks for all the emails that we have received.
 This is my studio on the left end of the "L" shaped building that we built.
This is the woodworking part and my Husband's 4 bay garage that housed his vehicles and tools for his hobbies.
...............................................................Below is what we have today.  Very sad.

No one was hurt and we will rebuild and start again.


Sherri Farley said...

This is so sad. I know you are grateful no one was hurt. Fire is such a frightening thing. Love your positive attitude about re-building. Hang in there.

Judi Hunziker said...

Oh Kathy, my heart is aching for you both and if I were there I would give you a big hug. I am so sorry to read this but so happy you both are ok.

Peggy said...

Oh my, how tragic!! So glad no one was injured. Very sad! How did it start, do you know?? Sending positive thoughts and bright blessings!

Unknown said...

Oh, Kathy, I am so sorry. So much beauty lost. Thankfully no one was hurt. I know you must be both reeling and stunned, but I, too, admire your courage, resiliency, and dedication to start again. You do still have your loved ones, and no one can take your extraordinary gifting away. You are in my prayers.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Oh, Kathy, words are not enough at a time like this. I can't seem to find the "right" ones to say but know that I was shocked and hurt for you as I read this post. I know that you are thankful & glad that you are all safe. But you still feel the terrible loss just the same.

b.b.flockling * Rose said...

I cannot begin to imagine how you and your husband are feeling right now. But, your incredible priorities seem to be in perfect order. You two are an unbeatable force as you go forward together. God bless you both...

maddyrose said...

Oh Kathy, I'm so sorry this has happened to your beautiful property. I know you've said that you will rebuild but this is a tragic loss and you and your husband must feel terrible about it. Thankfully no one was hurt.

Evy said...

What arrives at you is terrible, and I am very sad for you, but fortunately nobody is hurt!
Courage to you all!

Soft day

Sveta said...

Kathy , this is a great misfortune! But You're alive and this is important! A very difficult time! I wish a lot of spiritual and physical forces You , Your husband and daughter!!

Rachael Kinnison said...

Ohh Kathy! I am so sorry~ but it didnt take the house, your studio, or most importantly, any of you all~ so WHAT a BLESSING! I have been thinking of you and now I know why~ Blessed Be my friend~ xoxox rachael

marian said...

Oh Kathy, i am shocked and saddened by your devastating news!! Your positive attitude is truly inspiring and it is a blessing to know that you & your family are safe.

take care...Marian xx

Ludmila said...

There are no words to support you in your trouble. I wish a lot of spiritual and physical forces You , Your husband!

Carol Roll said...

How terrible that happened! Gratefully no one was hurt and you are rebuilding. I know your husband's heart just sank, but hoping he has lots of inspiration.
Your work is so wonderful.

Wishing you all the best.

codiart said...

Hi Kathy, I only just now read this terrible story. How sad to have so much work lost. Hope You are doing fine now and I wish You and Your family a happy and wonderful 2013 greetings

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh Kathy,
I was enjoying your back posts and came here to see this awful time. I am so glad no one was hurt.