I hope you are all doing well. It has been such a long time since I have posted on my blog or left a comment on any of yours that I thought I would stop by and say hello.
I did not make it to the miniature show this year, but I had planned on picking up a project I commissioned from Karl Blindheim. He was nice enough to mail it to me after the show. I asked him to interpret the sculpture of the Townley Greyhound from the British Museum. I could not be happier with Karl's masterpiece!
I have been enjoying my parental leave from work and am having the time of my life being a dad, but I must say I have missed working on my manor. I started up again this past weekend by demolishing the old gallery and will slowly turn it into a card or tea room. Not sure when I will be able to post about it...but I will keep you up to date. I will not work on the banquet hall or new sculpture gallery yet as they are huge projects and Vigo comes first.
Speaking of Vigo, he is doing fantastic. He is growing well and is in perfect health. His pediatrician says he is strong for his age and she was happy to see how much he could focus at 2 1/2 months. He is making new sounds every day and can be quite the chatterbox. He has just discovered sucking his thumb and grabbing things (I will have a bald spot on my chest in the next few weeks) and he smiles all the time and has started laughing. He is a great eater and a pretty good sleeper. In short, we were blessed with the most wonderful boy. Here are a few pictures.
That is all for now. I hope it will not be so long until my next post, but in the meantime I wish you all a wonderful summer and wish you all the best. I am still following your posts, but commenting with a sleeping baby in my arms is too difficult ;)
Big hugs to you all,