Yesterday I sent an email out to one of our regular customers. We hadn't heard from her since Christmas and usually she either places an order or writes us an email at least once a week. So I emailed her to see if she was ok and just to chat in general. Right after I sent that email...within minutes...Carol called me and asks..."have you talked to Ruth lately?" I said that I would give her a call if I didn't hear from her by morning. So ...I got up and sat down with my morning coffee and answered the seventy some emails I had awaiting,,,but alas none were from Ruth. So I called the phone number we have on file only to find it disconnected . I called Laura and asked her if she had talked to Ruth (she had not) and to see if she had a current phone number. Laura hasn't heard from Ruth either so she suggested I "Google" her to try and get a current phone number. Well...there it was... and it hit me in the gut like a boulder...Ruth's Obituary. OMG!! Our Dear friend passed away on Dec 13th ...and we are so...so sad. We have only known Ruth for the past 6 months...but like all of you ...she was much more than a customer or a follower of the show. She was part of our "family". We have told all of you so many times that you all are very dear to us and we think of you as part of this family...this community of ladies that lead with our hearts. We can only hope we have touched your lives as you all have blessed ours. Ruth definitely brought joy to us in every email. She was always so witty and fun. She loved to tell how her Grandson would help her scrap and how she enjoyed making things for him. She would always have him cut the chipboard for her....We will miss you Lovely Lady....this has been a sad..sad day for us. You will remain forever in our hearts.
Ruth Yurchuck 1939 - 2010