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Monday, August 30, 2010

Tears in my spaghetti

Yes, there were tears in my lunch spaghetti!

A parcel arrived at my door
and, when I opened it....

I cried.  
I was expecting this gorgeous tussy mussy to arrive from
Adria, Pam Kellogg's sweet mother.
Pam has an etsy shop where she sells
her work, and that of her mother and her sister.

when I opened the box and
peeked inside, 
I also found

Adria had  made a tussy for Gypsy too!!

Yeah, I cried.  Jack had tears in his eyes too.  Overwhelming kindness quite obviously runs in that family!  What is even more amazing is that Adria is legally blind and she is still able to create such lovely work - obviously she's a pretty amazing lady.  


***edited to add:  For those of you who don't know, Odin and Gypsy were our dogs, both of whom passed away since January.


  1. These are wonderful. We now know where Pam got all her talent!

  2. Lovely and oh so sweet!
    i am passing on the tears...have enough of those of late!
    What a lovely surprise.... ;)


  3. Oh how thoughtful and sweet of her! They look beautiful!

  4. What an emotional lunch. What a beautiful gesture.

  5. Aww that's so thoughtful isn't it.
    It seems we have them for such a short time - they take over our lives just as other family members do (and don't answer back)!!
    Love your post
    Take care

  6. So sweet and sad.

  7. Awwww! Wonderful pieces and lovely gesture!

  8. What beautiful heartfelt tussies, they really are, and I am so sorry for your loss, I can't imagine how hard it has been for you this year. My heart goes out to you.

  9. I had just finished reading Adria's story about getting her dog and then went to your site and found this. Between her story and these pics I am crying in my morning coffee.

    I just received one of her Autumn ones and she does beautiful work. Unbelievable - she is a very strong woman.

    Hugs to you and Jack.


  10. You are so blessed...the love circle is continuing to grow stronger. Tears are blessings watering your heart. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  11. How sweet the tussie mussies are! What a nice gift to have two! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really love the book I mentioned and canning small batches is really a good thing.

  12. ooo that is so precious and sweet ... kindness in blogland has no boundaries or limits ... makes me so happy to be here!
    p.s. just getting to know you MA, one thing is certain your precious Oden and Gypsy were so lucky to make a life with you ... sniff sniff

  13. Wow what a great surprise! They are lovely. Susan

  14. Anonymous11:30 AM

    such a beautiful comment yes Pam and her Mom are wonderful people. I hope this brings you much joy each time you look at them. Hugs Linda

  15. How lovely that they should do both pieces for you. I remember feeling overwhelmed when a blog friend sent a portrait of Willow. Such a lovely lasting reminder.
    As for my son and my smile? Thanks for the comment and I'm so happy you could feel it too.


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