Friday, March 26, 2010

A Span Of A Week...

A week ago today I was outside in my sunny,very-warm-for-this-time-of-Spring yard working at the picnic table; painting,sanding and prepping a frame for Violet. I had a request for a framed print of her and I wanted everything to come out just right for the sale of my first print. I absolutely love the way the frame turned out...after much sanding; layers of lavender paint,crackle glaze and white paint...and then layers of Glimmermist over that. Awesome. Violet was pleased w/ her frame and she has gone to a wonderful new home.This week I am prepping for a new arrival of my own. Bailey is getting a new little brother tomorrow. He has been so melancholy since Shelby died. We knew he needed a new little companion and we'd been looking through Petfinder. Luck of luck, last Saturday our town animal shelter posted a picture on Facebook of a little Shih Tzu boy, named Carson, who was in need of a home. I called them the second I saw the picture (which was just seconds after it had been posted), drove over, met him (what a mushy,lovey little sweetie) and put in an application right there. Monday we found out he would be ours. Tomorrow we go and have Bailey meet him and finally bring him home. Carson's had quite a week...he had to get neutered and have some teeth removed but he's getting a new family and a new brother and a humongous yard and home to explore. Hope he's as excited and happy as we are.
Here is the picture that was posted on Facebook. How could I resist that face?
I am a tremendous believer that things happen for a reason and that you can tell when they are meant to be.We had been worrying about adopting through a Shih Tzu Rescue group on Petfinder--we were concerned it would take a very long time because they have an extensive process of approval...understandably. Last Saturday I'd been spring cleaning and had just taken a break for lunch when I popped onto FB and saw Carsons picture. The way the chain of events happened I just knew it was meant to be; I'd had that same feeling when we adopted Bailey and Shelby. And my son, Warren, is home this week. He was home the week Shelby got so sick and had to be put to sleep. I remember driving to the vet and Warren cradling Shelby in his arms and we were both just sobbing our hearts it seems absolutely right and perfect that he gets to be here to welcome this new little family member.
The Universe knows what we need...we just have to have faith in it.


  1. Welcome, Carson! You're a lucky little dog!

  2. The print does look beautiful framed. Congrats on your new family member! Animals are such bright spots in our lives and mine make me smile every day...and what a sweetheart you're getting. Have a great weekend Kelly! ; )

  3. Oh what a beautiful story and happy ending for Carson, Bailey and Violet! I believe it was meant to be as well. Congrats on your new edition. Hugz!

  4. Congratulations especially for your First Sale of a Print -- I just know your Dad had his hand in these happenings! Love to all of you...
    Chloe's Nana

  5. Kelly .. man I love the sound of that.. I have never heard that before.. my soul on paper!! wow.. that's beautiful.. thank you for your magical comments re the spring 'clearing' yes was time I received a thump from the universe!! hehe Oh congratulations on your new baby! that is so exciting.. he is sooo cute!!

    I really love your dolls! .. there is so much work going into them .. but they look great. I love your spring gift.. of the nest.. awww by little baby .. but at least you will enjoy it's sacred home!

    Happy spring to you too!!

  6. Oh .. and congratulations on the sale of your first print!!!!! that is exciting !! and it looked fabulous in that frame!

  7. Can't wait to meet your new little love. :D