1.28.2012

January 27, 2012

White Dog looked over and asked me, "How does it feel to finally have the Gift completely done?" I had to think about it...on one hand, there was relief that nearly ten months of work had come together so well...and there was jubilation that at last the recipient had received the Gift...but on the other hand there was a bit of missing it, I had lived with the bits and pieces so long that I found myself a little possessive.

The Gift was a project I started when we found out the mommeh over at The World of Hansel (with Hansel, Tesla, and Benny) was going to become mommeh of a human. It began with a wonderful dialog between Lisa and her husband and I over what things in this wonderful world they would to share with her and teach her to love as much as they did.

Their answers became the basis for the "story chair," a rocker painted with images of those things...animals...sunset...team spirit...snow...the Ocean...Christmas...and more. It was a project the White Dogs and I (for they all had a hand in supervising...White Dog always beside me as I painted and YoYoMa usually under my easel) only worked on when the energy was right. Bad weather or moods were not allowed to enter this work for the coming Baby Ava; this was to be a sanctuary of good feelings. Steve lent his very able skills and talents to depicting our Balloon Fiesta, a reminder of their family's visit to our Land of Enchantment. It seemed like forever (and nearly was) but last weekend we photographed the rocker (the first time any of us had seen it assembled) and made a video explaining the Story and sent the now 4-month old girl our Gift.

Today we awoke to a message that our box had arrived Thursday and that the family had watched the video that night. It was a joyful moment for us all. And like all special moments in our lives, we wanted to share our happiness with our Blog community.








43 comments:

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What an amazing gift! That is one chair that will be treasured for years to come and hopefully handed for generations to come as well. It is truly a priceless gift.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Agnes B Bullock said...

Simply beautiful!

Jo's World said...

This is a rare and precious gift you have given, WDA Family!

I will tell you this, I will look at it many times, because in my garage I have my little girl table (70 years old) and I have wanted to paint it and use it in my kitchen. It should belong to a little girl, but I don't have one, so it will stay mine for a while.

Thanks so much for sharing this delight with us all!

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

rottrover said...

Beautiful. Truly...

GOOSE said...

That is wonderful. What a special gift.
Blessings,
Goose

Kari in Vegas said...

What an awesome gift

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KB said...

That's amazing. The animal pictures are so whimsical and wonderful. What gift!!!!

haopee said...

Ohhh!!! So this was what the rocking chair was about. I think it looks lovely.

And I agree with you. Sometimes a gift made with so much effort is a little hard to give up once it is finished. I felt that way when I finished a cross stitch after 5 months of making it.

Still, the purpose of the gift is to make someone else happy with it because it will make you twice as happy. ^_^ So, let me just say that I'm sure whoever this will go to will definitely be very very happy.

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

Tweedles -- that's me said...

That chair is full of love! We can feel the love in all the little art work pieces.
Oh it will be cherrished forever.
love
tweedles

Teddy Bear said...

What a beautiful gift! We love it.

Love,
Teddy Bear & Sierra

meowmeowmans said...

Oooh! We LOVE the gift! What a wonderful present, and so full of love. It will surely be cherished for generations to come. :)

Ginger Jasper said...

What a beautifl gift and all the more beautiful because it was made with such love. I think that will be a family heirloom for sure. mum made the baby a gift if knitting but Lisa said it didnt arrive, the post office gremlins were at work but she will make another soon..Hugs GJ xx

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh that is one beautiful and heartfelt gift. I can imagine sitting on the chair with a new babe, rocking and just oozing with contentment. How fabulous. You should be so proud of yourselves. Thanks for sharing. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

bichonpawz said...

This is an awesome gift!!! One that I am sure means very much to the new parents. It is simply beautiful!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Sagira said...

That is an amazing gift. I just love it, that will be so special and kept forever.

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