Monday, February 27, 2012


Mom has been away from carving spoons and dishes for a long time.  Recently, a friend of hers asked if she could make her one for something very special and mom thought about it and checked her wood supply and said yes!

But first - it's been YEARS since mom has carved so she needs to get back into the swing of things.

You all ask about mom's wooden ornies on the Airedale Christmas tree.  So now you can see.  She has to slice the handle so it's not so thick and voila - the ornie!
 Mom has her very own bandsaw. It normally is cluttered with Indian motorcycle stuff but thanks to the celebration of life pawty, it's cleared off and back in business!
 Mom forgot how many carving tools dad has.  The drawers are loaded and the tools are nice and sharp!

Remember this stunning AireArrangement from Putter's mom and Sunshade's mom~
Do these eyes and nose look familiar?

Can you see that purple heart stud earring?   Mom wanted a girlie dish because My Maggie was a girlie girl.  So mom went to her jewelry box and was searching for one that was just perfect.  And in the corner of her box she discovered this purple heart stone.  She had no clue how it got there and she's never see it before in her life.
Mom has tears in her eyes again.  We know where this stone came from, don't we?  It came from the Rainbow Bridge and it was sent by angel Maggie because she knew that it would be the perfect addition to HER dish!

The dish is made out of butternut wood and the flower is mahogany and the flower center is maple and the leaf is cherry and the eyebrow is chestnut.

So mom has been spending time in the workshop carving in between spending days at Crumpie's barn helping dad on the cupola project and she's having the best time!

So until next time...........

Love ya lots,


  1. That is beautiful. Wood is a most wonderful medium to work with. So rich and happy.


  2. OMD! The dish is soooooo beautiful! And once again, I have to say: your mom is sooooo talented! We know exactly where the purple heart came from! Angel Maggie knew it would be pawfect for her dish!


  3. Stunning!!! I just can't find the right word to describe how beautiful the dish is! As Princess Patches said, your mom is soooooo talented. She is so creative too.

  4. Woof! Woof! COOL! Pretty! Happy Monday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  5. We are glad that carving makes your mom happy, because looking at her work makes us happy too

    that is a wonderful Maggie dish.


  6. Ohmydogness! That is most beautifuls! What a uber-cool talent your mom has!

  7. Your Mom makes the most beautiful things!


  8. That is STUNNING. Bravo!! What a beautiful remembrance of a grand gal. Mugsy and Fred have sent me things too, so I am sure Maggie sent that purple heart stone!

  9. That is just about the prettiest most heartwarming dish ever created. And the purple stone from Miss Maggie is the perfect touch.

    Who says, they aren't keeping an eye on us.


  10. OH MY DAWG!!!!! I know, too, that that purple stone just HAPPENED to be there from YOU KNOW WHO!!!!

    What a greeat story! Miss Maggie's watching over us all. Thank dogness!

    Aroooo! Stuart

  11. Mitch, your Mom is so talented!! And the stone just brings tears to our eyes - we know about special messages and messengers from the Rainbow Bridge.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ivy

  12. That was a very nice piece. It's interesting how strange things like the purple heart stone suddenly appear isn't it?

  13. Stunning dish...of course Maggie sent that from the Bridge. We have had similar things happen at our house.

  14. OMD, Mitch! You have very talented pawrents. You're so lucky that Miss Maggie is watching over all of you, too!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  15. Wow Mitch, your Mommy is very talented! And isn't is grrreat how Maggie is watching over you and your Peeps?!


  16. Mitch you Mum is so clever. The dish is so beautiful and how lovely Angel Maggie sent a special stone to complete your Mum's wonderful crafstmanship.

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

  17. Your mum is very talented. That dish is just beautiful and a true work of love.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  18. That is just LOVELY!! and YES we certainly do know where the heart came from!!!!

    Your mom does beautiful work.

  19. What an amazing story about that beautiful purple stone - that Maggie is some special girl! Your Mom's work is beautiful - as others have said, she is just so talented.

    Woos- Phantom. Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  20. Oh, that is gonna look really neat. CAnt wait to see it when it is all done!!

    Jazzi and Addy

  21. Hi Mitch, my gosh, as Mr Frankie would say, we are green with jelly at the gorgeous dish your mum made. It is perfect. Well done to your mum. She is amazing. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  22. Oh Mitch
    Your mom has artist hands that are touching all of us with her talent.
    I know exactly too where that purple heart stone came from - it was definately Angel Maggie- no doubt.
    In fact I can feel her right now!
    Your mom has so much talent...

    my mommy said she would like to be like your mom, and have artist hands to touch the heart of people- like your mom does.

  23. Oh how beautiful. Woofs escape me!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

  24. Just beautiful!! Dearest Maggie would love it and it was so nice that she sent the heasrt to your Mom.


  25. We love your Mama's work, she is very talented. We're honored that we have one of her carved spoons in our house. The Maggie Dish is wonderful and we love the purple stone.
    Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
    Katie, Sparky, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek

  26. Mitch your Mom is sooooooo clever. What a beautiful dish!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  27. That is so beautiful! And that purple heart stone just HAD to be sent by Maggie!!!

  28. Wow, we got tears in our eyes just reading this post! Your Mom is an excellent wood carver, Mitch-and the 'earring" from Angel Maggie makes it truly perfect.

  29. Oh we are so glad to read your post. We knew Maggie loved you so much and that she knew you needed a sign ~ a purple heart stone. A mysterious color, purple is associated with both nobility and spirituality. A Heart WOW.
    Sweet William The Scot

  30. oh my gosh mitchy!
    we have goosebumps from the magic you, your mom and maggie have shared with us today!

    her carving is gorgeous beyond words!

    and the special gifts are truly from maggie.


  31. Mitch,
    There are tears in my eyes too after reading your post. What a splendid gift angel Maggie sent your mom.

    I am so glad to see her working on her wood ornies again. Your mom is a wonderful crafts woman. I envy her tools.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope you continue to find happiness through the tears of loss.

    Michelle & Savannah

  32. Mitch, my Dood buddy! I am so sorry your lost your sister!!! I'm sending facelicks to you and your Mom because I know my Mom would be horrified if she lost Perfect Me!!! I've been away but that doesn't mean you aren't in my heart!!!

  33. Wow! Your mom is very talented! Maggie's dish came out very beautiful!! Our dad does some of that kind of work too...but his is not quite that intricate. xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  34. Every time you look at that beautiful dish you will think of beautiful Maggie. Such a great way to honor her life with you.

  35. Wow! Yr mum is so talented. It's a beautiful piece. Can't think of a better way to remember Maggie!

  36. Mitch now I am crying!!! Tell your Mom that she did a wonderful job and wasn't that nice of Angel Maggie to send her just the right thing for that dish???? :( :)

  37. Happy belated wedding Anniversary, Mitch's mom and dad! Next one will be a huge huge pawty! :) :)

    We know your mom is very talented and great cook. Wow, carving requires so much skill. We're so impressed. She's super!

    Momo & Pinot who often think of angel Maggie. xoxo

  38. I would have had tears in my eyes too. What a special surprise to find and now to be in a very special place. Your mom is gifted with her wood working.

  39. WOW! that is a beautiful piece of art. I've - we've never seen anything like this.
    The Universe is amazing and that purple heart is proof. What a lovely addition.
    Violet and company

  40. Oh my goodness, your mom is so talented, Mitch. Wow! I cannot believe the beauty that she can create out of her own hands.

    I love the purple heart stone...

  41. That's beautiful -- what a special dish. Love the purple heart earring!

    Jack & Moo

  42. Mitch-
    That is the prettiest wood carving we have ever we are all leaky too.
    Your mom is a great talent, she's our hero :D

    Wyatt, Stanzie and Sue

  43. WOW!! That's beautiful! Love it!

    You have such a talented mom, Mitch.

    Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

  44. Very very pretty! How neat to find that purple heart stone!

  45. Miss Maggie's dish is wonderful. xxx

  46. Gee Mitch...yer Mom is a talent to be envied....fer sure.....the Maggie dish is lovely and a wonderful tribute to a wonderful fur-girl....what a treasure !!!!

    Dewey Dewster here...

  47. Your place always wow me with all those special tools and tremendously talented people! Hear me WoWWWW again!

    I have tears in my eyes too when angel Maggie reveals herself like that. I know how your family must miss her terribly, I've lost my favorite pet too and though 8 years have passed, I still miss the fella. Things will be still painful for your family for quite a while, but try not to forget that Maggie has been loved, and it's all that matters most. I'm sure that your angel is always smiling when she sees you guys do.