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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Silver Bells Sign

One day a couple weeks ago daughter #2 sat down and started painting some signs.  As she sat with some La Craie paint sample pots in front of her I asked what she was doing and she told me making signs.  (Duh huh?)

When I pointed the camera at her she gave me that evil death glare.  I said "it's only your hand!".
In the corner of the room sat the unopened box containing my new Silhouette Cameo.  I suggested she try it out.  Neither of us wanted to read the directions so she just went about her business and lettered by hand.  She is much more tidy than I - I needed to use the Silhouette for the copy cat challenge candy cane crate.

 Have yourself a merry little Christmas


Red dogwood branches became the frame,
and it received a dusting of fine multi colored glitter.
She gifted one to her big sister and one to her sister-in-law for their homes. 


Then she started on a third one.

When I walked by I asked who that one was for; "it's for the mantel, you can't look at it".

So of course as she painted I stood over her and read it anyway.

Then tears started to run down my face.


With just a touch of disbelieving OMG in her voice, she looked up and said "are you crying?" then she hugged me and with a more sympathetic tone said "ohhh mamma".

I asked if she knew why I was crying; "well yeah, it was gramma's favorite Christmas song" she said confidently.

My sweet thoughtful daughter.  Yes I will forever hear my own mom singing it.

But my reply.....
"No that's not why I'm crying".... "I'm crying because you remembered".

The words that she painted are special no doubt, but more special to me is the fact that she knew they would be special.  Usually a person says 'it's the thought that counts' when they want the effort to be recognized and not necessarily the gift.  Not in this case.

In this case I received a gift I love and it really was the thought that counted.

Don't forget to link up to this weeks Party hostess - The Ironstone Nest - with your outdoor decor.  My decor got snowed on!

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45 comments :

  1. I love the sign and the sentiment. You have a very thoughtful daughter.

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  2. Love this sweet story Bliss! A thoughtful daughter is a testament to the mother that raised her well. At least that's what my mom always says ;)

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  3. Oh that is touching, so sweet. Her work is amazing! she did it freehand? She could make a mint, they are absolutely stunning! Best of all is the love that she shares in each sign. Thanks for sharing!
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  4. That was so sweet! You should keep that kid around!

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  6. Ahhhh, Bliss.... Making me tear up. What a wonderful daughter you have! And a true testament that she has been taught by well, by her Momma and Daddy. Tell her the signs are beautiful, as is her heart. Now thanks for making me get up and hunt down the box of tissues. ;) Love you, girl!

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  7. That is really sweet. I can totally understand why that means so much to you. I love it when my kids really put thought into what is special to someone else.

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  8. Oh shoot...I would probably cry too! How lovely!

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  9. Oh, such a lovely post. Your daughter is talented and has a big heart!
    Merry Christmas
    Karen

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  10. I love the signage, and the sweet sweet sentiments involved. Thank you for sharing! (one of my favorite Christmas songs too, now and forever). -Tammy

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  11. That's pretty darn sweet. The sign is perfect! I so love things that have layers of meaning to them.

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  12. Through the lump in my throat I would like to say that your daughter is a very special young lady!

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  13. How sweet! What a lovely daughter you have!

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  14. It is the *thoughts* that count. I would love to have something made like that just for me of a memory I could share with my children. Darn boys.....they think remembering to do the recycling is thoughtful. You know, if I only have to yell 4 times instead of 17. :) Sweet stuff Miss Bliss.

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  15. Okay, now I'm all 'misty' too. What a sweet girl. Love her signs (my DD is just starting that evil death glare; she's doing quite well for a beginner). That is my mom's favourite Christmas carol too. :) I must get busy on the sign I want to make for our mantle... speaking of which, now I'm REALLY anxious to get the river rock on our fireplace after seeing your gorgeous fireplace! Enjoy the bustle. xo

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  16. Like mother, like daughter. These are the real moments of the holidays. So glad you shared, B.

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  17. Your daughter is very talented and super sweet :) You are loved Bliss!

    Dee

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  18. You just brought tears to my eyes. What a thoughtful and TALENTED daughter you have. That sign looks perfect on your mantel. The story behind it, well, that is unforgettable and really beautiful.

    And, she really did all that lettering free hand? Impressive.

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  19. o.m.g.!!!!! Give that girl a hug...and then send her to live with me...I've got a spare room...and no girls. xo

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  20. Oh wow...just wow. That is just the sweetest thing. It's so special that she remembered!!

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  21. Awwwww! Love a thoughtful child. I would tell you a story of my thoughtful son, but I won't take attention from you and yours. A childs love and kindness is priceless and when you see it directed towards yourself it does leave you breathless. At least it does me!

    Hugs for the whole Bliss Family!

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  22. You've got one talented girl on your hands! I love that the sign above the mantle has sentimental meaning...those are the best! HUGS! Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds

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  23. Oh what a story! It gave me chills. What an incredibly talented (and oh sweet) daughter!

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  24. OK I got the tissue out, Darn I already cried this month when it was my Mom's Birthday. Then when my Computer crashed the same day my heater in my room stopped working and my camera messed up, frustrated...

    Your Daughter's signs are wonderful,and the one on you mantle is very special. She is your daughter for sure.Thank you for the post and I cleared my eyes of tears finally...PS I finished my door,O how I want a Silouette..so and does it have spell check LOL

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  25. Oh dear, you got me all teary, it is gorgeous, a true keepsake for generations to come with a wonderful story to go along with it!

    Carol

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  26. What a beautiful post Bliss! I think of my parents a lot this time year and I have my moments of a few tears shed. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

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  27. What a clever and thoughtful daughter you have, the sign looks great.

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  28. This brought tears to my eyes - Christmas is definitely the time for treasured memories x

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  29. How very sweet and what a beautiful way to remember something so special too!

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  30. Sniff, sniff. A lovely post and a beautiful sign made with love. :)

    It's one of my all-time favorite Christmas carols, too.

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  31. What a talentshe is, Bliss! And a sweet and thoughtful heart to boot... Kudos, Mom. Xo Heidi
    PS-if she ever wants to sell a few, I know a booth owner in GA that would love to peddle her masterpieces! ;-)

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  32. What a thoughtful girl! You did good, mama! And she did good, too. I love the frame on that sign!

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  33. OH this made me cry, too, Bliss...what a special gift! And your daughter's signs are beautiful, she is very talented...the apple didn't fall far from the tree!

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  34. So sweet! Definitely tearing up over here! :)


    And those signs are absolutely adorable! I want one!

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  35. You're making me cry! Her signs are really cute and I love the addition of the red branches around the perimeter.

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  36. Beautiful post, beautiful sign, beautiful heart in your daughter.

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  37. The shading in the corners is a beautiful touch. Love them!

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  38. Thanks for the Saturday morning tear fest ...

    You are truly blessed! :) Linda

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  39. I am crying too!!! This is the sweetest post. What a sweet daughter you have, and oh my, she does have beautiful penmanship.
    PS I have Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" playing as I type, and "Silver Bells" will be on soon.

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  40. Just love this! I'm catching up on all my reading over here.....

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    1. On Sunday I caught up but I had so many to read I couldn't take time to comment. But at least I knew what was going on in blogland briefly. So you are ahead of me!

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