Monday, March 26, 2012

Another AireDish

Remember this picture~

 This wood is cherry and mom finds it to be one of the hardest woods to carve.  Your tools have to be very sharp and there is almost no room for error, meaning that if you chip it, it's hard to sand it away and disguise the booboo.

This piece of cherry wood was sitting in our basement for at least 5 years.  Dad brought it in from the workshop to be used in one of our Sunday fires in the fireplace and every week when we brought wood from the basement to our family room to burn, mom just couldn't bring herself to sacrifice this piece of cherry.

The plan was to make a cherry Maggie dish seeing as the wood has probably been on our property for as long as Maggie lived here.

The wood had a warp to it and mom knew it and she wasn't careful enough when she was sanding it and the neck snapped.    Mom was just sick because she'd put so much time into it and because all she did was think of Maggie while she was working on it.

Mom asked for dad's help fixing it because she had no clue how to make it sturdy enough to continue and not have it keep breaking.
 It's finished and it's just lovely and mom is so very pleased!
 This is the cherry patch that dad helped mom to fashion on the back of the dish. 

Thank you so very much, dad!   You made mom very happy.

So we have one more AireDish to add to My Maggie's memory.

A few days ago a small package arrived in the mail.  It's from Lacie, Scruffy and Stan.
It's a gorgeous handblown Airedale and mom and dad just love it!  Thank you so very much, guys!  You are so thoughtful and considerate to do this.
And I just love the card! It looks just like LacieCakes!
 You guys are just too sweet! Thank you so very, very much!

Love ya lots,
Mitch

47 comments:

scotsmad said...

Your mum should be very proud...it's a beautiful bowl. And how clever of your dad to fix it.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Priscilla said...

Oh my, I just want to say 'everything is so beautiful', Mitch!

The new dish is gorgeous and the handblown Airedale is amazing.

Princess Patches said...

OMD! Maggie's new dish is just gorgeous! And your dad did a great job of "fixing" it! No one will ever know! Your glass Airedale is very cool. My mom thinks that might be Murano glass.

Aire-hugs,
Patches

Gus said...

We love the ditch and the glass doggie. Your Mom and Dad are both talented and creative - it is so nice that they "cooperated" on the Maggie dish.

gussie n teka

Murphy said...

Wow Mitch, you come from a very artistic family! Thanks for stopping by!

SissySees said...

What a stunning piece of cherry. I'm glad your dad was able to repair the break.

That glass 'dale is stunning too.

Ina in Alaska said...

this post brought tears to my eyes. I can imagine how much you miss Maggie ...especially now that Miss Halle the most gorgeous Diva of all has begun to seizure. The realization is setting in for me that it is entirely possible that every day with her from here on out will be a gift.

I LOVE that dish! so glad it did not end up in the fire. You are so talented! xoxo

Remington said...

The dish is AWESOME! Miss Maggie is missed by all....

Jake of Florida said...

Your mom and dad are so creative and talented. That piece of cherry deserved to be made into a Maggie dish, no matter the obstacles!

We miss Miss Maggie too!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

harrispen said...

What a lovely piece that turned out to be. You can't even see that it was repaired. The glass Airedale is incredible too.

Cindy

Sam said...

Hi Mitch, your mom is very talented and your dad is very clever. And you're a great boy. A pretty good team all around don't you think? Maggie is all smiles.

Berts Blog said...

unbeleiveably beautiful. WE just wanna touch it. and the card and glass airedale are so amaizing.

Maggie will always be near....

Berts Blog said...

unbeleiveably beautiful. WE just wanna touch it. and the card and glass airedale are so amaizing.

Maggie will always be near....

The Army of Four said...

That is just STUNNING! And your dad's "fix" is just perfect - it looks like it belongs there!
Luv,
Dave

Jazzi said...

Oh, that is so pretty. It looks almost as good as Jazzi's Ha!

Wags
JAzzi

chicamom85 said...

That is really beautiful!!

Loveys Sasha

Niamh said...

Just gorgeous! Your mom is so talented. And it is a beautiful way to remember sweet Maggie.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

julandmatt said...

Wow that bowl is absolutely beautiful.
Lacie, Scruffy and Stan are so considerate too. How lovely.

Violet and peeps

Helena said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

rottrover said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!

3 doxies said...

DAt wood airedale do be most gorgeous i declares. Is theres anything your mom can't do?

So sweet and Lacie and them to do dat furs ya'll. We likes then glass blown stuffs. Your be voery soecial.

Puddles

Two French Bulldogs said...

Wow, there sure is a lot of talent in Blogville
Benny & Lily

River said...

What a beautiful bowl! Your dad is very clever to fix it so invisibly.

love & wags,
River

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh gosh- that bowl is totally amazing! It is a beautiful piece of art! Spectacular!
The glass Airedale and card are beautiful too!
love
tweedles

Inky and Molly said...

they did a great job on the bowl, it's amazing! what luck to have such clever peeps...

The Thuglets said...

Mitch what a lovely bowl your Mom made she is so clever. We just want to reach out and touch it.
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Bassetmomma said...

What a beautiful dish! Your Momma is so talented!

parlance said...

I can imagine how awful it must have been when the wood snapped. But together you all saved the day and created a beautiful piece.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Cherry wood is just so rich and beautiful - we are glad Mom kept that piece. Now look at it - the dish is spectacular. Congrats, Mom, on another excellent creation.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Wyatt said...

Mitch-
Your mom has so much talent in so many ways. That is beautiful!

Wyatt

bbes tribe said...

Such a beautiful bowl! Your Mom and Dad are very talented. thanks for visiting and wishing me well.
Wags
Ernie for the pack

scottiechronicles.com said...

WOW! Very cool aire thingeys! Lots to remember Miss Maggie by!

Aroo, Stuart

animal lover, quilt lover said...

It is lovely Sue and George did a great job!!
Maggie will never really be gone will she? She is every where around you!!! You see her every place you look!!
Good friends you have too!!!

Sapphire said...

Maggie is so proud! Great job!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

The dish is lovely. I wouldn't have known there was a patch in it if you didn't tell us.

Agatha and Archie said...

Wow is your Mom talented( but we kne that already)Nd we can not believe it has been two years since Noahs pinkies were here!! A billion kisses A+A

Mom of Hooligans said...

Both pieces of art are completely stunning. They will make you happy every time you look at them.

Ellen said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. What wonderful talent you have. Blessings to you.

Sweet William The Scot said...

You have a wonderful blessing to be able to turn a a simple piece of wood that was warped into a gorgeous little bowl.
Sweet William The Scot

Oskar said...

What talent your people have. The dish is beautiful!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Dewey Dewster said...

Mitch,

Yer Mom 'n Dad are 2 of the most talented people Gram has ever had the pleasure of readin' about. That dish is a work of art and a work of LOVE too....all rolled inta one beautiful piece of woodwork....ya can all be proud of the finished product. Maggie will never be fergotten....she lives on in everyone's memories and in the blog that she contributed ta so well. Yer all pretty special ta us....

Dewey Dewster here...

Teddy Bear said...

Wow, that Airedale bowl is beautiful!!! And so is the handblown Airedale. We love it!!!

Love,
Teddy Bear & Sierra

bichonpawz said...

Wow! You have such talented artists in your family. The cherry is just beautiful...the woodworking is gorgeous...Maggie would be so proud. xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Faith Shen said...

Maggie, your dad is very talented in making that cool stuff, I really like it, the curving is perfect, thumbs up for this Maggie :)

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Sue said...

Our Mom is green with jealousy. She says that's soooo beautiful and your Mom is soooo talented.

Bocci said...

Oh my gosh, how beautiful that dish is-the two of you working together did a fabulous job! We think your dear Maggie had a paw in it, too:-)