Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Creature Comfort

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I have been out of my habitat for quite a while now. I've missed you people and that fun back and forth thingy that we do here. My latest back and forth has me just returning from fall Quilt Market in Houston. All went so well, but naturally the preparations had this blog a little quiet, quieter than expected though. I was finally getting through it all at just the right pace, when this house fell silent..... we lost our beautiful little Lemon, the canary. In the grand scheme of life, it is a loss we can bare, so we don't dwell or wallow but I'm left a little lonely without his constant song. He did look so sweet and peaceful when we found him, so that helps. We wrapped him in beautiful citrus yellow fabric, placed him in a tiny box, tied it with a ribbon, buried him deep in our garden and planted flowers above him. Then we thanked God for the gift of getting to care for this gorgeous, innocent and sweet creature.... asked forgiveness in case we could have done a better job of it. We miss you Lemon. Sweetest bird.

Even with one less creature to come home to, Jeff and I are indeed so happily settled back into our nest after too long away. Watching Lion King for the millionth time with Roman, Ritz crackers, juice and wion-pildy (lion pillow) was just exactly my speed today. And maybe tomorrow, and the day after, and...

back soon with happier notes for you, lots of love, Anna Maria

28 comments:

  1. Sorry about your sweet little bird. Recently lost my Jack Russell terrier after almost 17 years. Gosh, this house is empty & quiet!

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  2. Sorry to hear about your canary. I had a canary when I was young. Her name was Sunshine. She died the morning of my 4th grade school pictures. My smile was not the greatest that year. Thanks for sharing your story with us. It is indeed these small things that sometimes mean so much. I look forward to your pics from the Market. ~Ruth

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  3. As a mommy to 2 beautiful birdies my heart breaks for you. Sorry :(

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  4. First of all, I really missed you. I understood the silence though. :) I'm sorry you lost Lemon. That makes me so sad. Its always sad to lose a family pet, and its sweet that you had a funeral and planted flowers in his honor.
    I am very glad you are back, and I'm looking forward to more AMH posts. Especially ones containing projects with your new flannel and velveteen (the latter that I'm hearing lots of rumors about!:D )
    Enjoy The Lion King and Mr Roman!

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  5. Sorry to hear about sweet Lemon. Hope you can get some rest and quiet time now.

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  6. Bless you, your family and your sweet little Lemon.

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  7. Thank goodness for safe travels, and the simple comforts of home life. I think Lemon must have been a happy bird, or else why would he have sung so prettily?

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  8. Oh, that's sad news. Sorry to hear it.
    It was lovely to meet you, albeit briefly, on the floor at Market. Love the richness of your booth and all that you have coming.

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  9. hi there, I love your blog. I would like to invite you to enter my Waldorf doll give away. the entry info is on www.jeanleedolls.com (my website)
    Please leave a comment and your name so I can let you know you won.
    Thanks for creating such a lovely blog
    peggy your happydollmaker

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  10. sorry about your bird, it's always so sad to lose a pet. but i'm glad you're back to blog land :)

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  11. Happy to see your back but sorry it's with such sad news. I hope your littler ones are dealing well with the loss of a little feathered friend, give them all big squishy hugs!

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  12. This is a wonderful opinion. The things mentioned are unanimous and needs to be appreciated by everyone.

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  13. Welcome back - I need to go to one of these quilt markets someday.

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  14. I'm headed to the quilt show now! Sad I missed you!! What booth are you?

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  15. So glad to hear you got from Quilt Market safely, Anna! It was great seeing you again. (I always LOVE your booth.)
    I'm sorry to hear about Lemon. He was such a beautiful birdie.
    Oh, and it looks like your off to a beautiful day!
    Hugs~
    Achaia xx

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  16. Sorry to hear about Lemon.
    No matter how well a trip goes, it is always nice coming home, isn't it?

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  17. The simple days are the best ones aren't they? Enjoy.

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  18. Anonymous5:49 AM

    Oh that is so precious and I am sorry about the loss.

    Amber

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  19. Connie7:00 AM

    I have finches--it is amazing and wonderful that such tiny lives can touch our lives in such big ways. Hold on to good memories.
    Connie

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  20. sorry for the loss sweet bird Lemon.. and watching Lion King a million times (i've seen it a million and one) helps us cope with the Circle of Life, doesn't it! :-)

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  21. Great information, you have a wonderful blog and an excellent article!!

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