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My wife’s grandmother passed away in mid January. She was a very vibrant yet very proper lady in every sence of the word. Within the last 3 years of her life her health dictated she was no longer able to live alone and we had her move in with us. She always loved birds. There were few things she could do for herself and so there were few things that I had the ability to make for her that she could actually use and enjoy. I cut this from a piece of red aromatic cedar. I used the grain of the wood to imply the wind following behind the humming birds tail. It is about 14 inches long and 7 inches tall. She had this at her bedside and always complemented me on it. She will be dearly missed.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 02-18-2011 04:14 PM

That’s a really beautiful tribute to your wife’s grandmother. Both the plaque and the story are lovely. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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jerrells

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#2 posted 02-18-2011 04:18 PM

A very beautiful story – thanks fopr sharing. My wife had a dear friend pass away some 30 years ago. Every dove she sees, we call that dove by the friends name. Remember that as you pass time waiting to see her again.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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Russ

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#3 posted 02-18-2011 04:51 PM

Sorry for your families loss. My grandmother was in the same situation before her passing. It was the little things we did to make her comfortable she enjoyed. This was your little thing you did to make her comfortable and that is really cool

-- Russ

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wiswood2

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#4 posted 02-18-2011 07:08 PM

Sorry about your loss ,you shure did a nice job on it ,no wonder she liked it .
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 02-18-2011 07:09 PM

He scrolls, he scores. Good to see you back ‘at it’, Coz.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Diggerjacks

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#6 posted 02-18-2011 08:28 PM

Hello Cozmo35

Sorry for your families loss.

That’s a really beautiful tribute to your wife’s grandmother
My heart is hurt for you.

Thanks for sharing your history

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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BritBoxmaker

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#7 posted 02-18-2011 08:31 PM

Oops, forgot to read the words thoroughly. Hope you are not offended, Coz, and I am sorry for your loss.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Cozmo35

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#8 posted 02-18-2011 09:54 PM

Not a problem Martyn! No offense taken!! I kinda chuckled at your comment. Take care my friend!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Alexander

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#9 posted 02-18-2011 10:19 PM

A ship can’t sail on yesterdays wind. Your Grandma knowing you cared each day for her was her treasure.

Sorry for your family loss.

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

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degoose

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#10 posted 02-18-2011 10:22 PM

I too mourn the passing of your grandmother…
Wonderful tribute to someone you obviously cared a great deal about..
I especially like how the hummingbird is perched on the grain… nice touch, Mate.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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tdv

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#11 posted 02-18-2011 10:24 PM

Great tribute to someone you love,now it’s your turn to be the steward of it. Keep the story & pass it on there will be no finer tribute her memory

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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KoryK

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#12 posted 02-19-2011 03:43 AM

Very nice tribute and best wishes. I love your use of the grain to make this a work of art.

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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#13 posted 02-19-2011 04:02 AM

I am sorry for your loss, I, too have a wonderful mother in law who is 98 so I am aware of your loss and I am glad that she loved your craftsmanship.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Maveric777

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#14 posted 02-20-2011 05:01 PM

Sorry I am so late getting to this Mike. I wasn’t quite sure what to say when I first read it and seen all the emotion involved in it. To be honest the little things like this seem to choke me up from time to time. You can’t really explain the pride, respect, and love that we poor into our work when it is being created for someone we love and care for. I remember handing over my first real keepsake to my brides Grandfather. I built it to recognize two great people who stood the test of time by being married for almost 60 years. I named the project “Triumph” in acknowledging it. The cold fact was I had a really hard time holding back the tears when I gave it to him. ...... You simply cant put a value on work we do when it is from the heart….

Mike I really like this piece. With her loving humming birds and such a placement in the stock just makes the whole piece. Of course the scroll work is perfect (as it always is…lol).

You done good with this one Mike. I am sorry about your family’s loss…..

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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wuzfuzde

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#15 posted 03-02-2011 02:39 PM

fine work

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