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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Did You Hear Me Squealing!!!!!!


Do you see something new?  Look really close.  I got the neatest treasure for my upcoming birthday and I was just squealing so loud that I am sure you all heard it or else you thought it was a sonic boom.

I saw a picture of a wood cow silhouette in a kitchen that was just wonderful.  However the one I saw was huge and would have taken up a whole wall somewhere, so definitely wouldn't fit in my house.  When I saw it I was gasping so my DH and son wanted to know what I was looking at.  I showed them the pic and of course they both thought I was nuts, but I just kept exclaiming how fabulous I thought it was and would love to have one, only smaller.  This was a few weeks ago and then yesterday - - - - -


 Ta-Da!!!!  My son made me one!!!!  Isn't it just the neatest thing in the whole world.


 I absolutely love it and it is perfect above my sheep picture.



Can you see the detail he carved into the body, and I totally love the old beat up board that he found to make it out of.


This is the silhouette he used. He said he started to paint all the cuts of meat on it, but decided to carve it instead. I love mine carved better, but if any of you want to paint one, here's where all the cuts come from.




Yes, I know I am really, really spoiled.  I am so thrilled with my present and I think it is just the neatest gift.

My son is so talented, he makes guitars that are out of this world, and I think he did a fabulous job on my cow.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

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62 comments:

  1. It's fabulous Marty! Your Son is very talented....
    Not sure when your birthday is, but I'd like to wish you a VERY happy birthday :o)
    Hugs
    Rose H
    x

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  2. Oh that was all the commotion!!!
    Marty - girlfriend - that is absolutely fabulous. I would cried and cried...to have what you wanted and that he hand made it...oh, no insurance in the world can cover that baby...I am thrilled for you!!

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  3. Oh, that is so special. He did a great job. That would be perfect for me because I sell Angus beef!! Very cute. Kathi

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  4. What a wonderful gift, Marty! The fact that your son made it makes it even more special! He is very talented, I might add! Enjoy that cow! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  5. My goodness, what a talented son and the piggy is adorable where you put it! I'm so glad you got it out! Wishing you, as of now, a wonderful birthday, along with the love of your fab men! Thank you for hosting once more, I hate to miss your parties, lady Marty. Love
    FABBY

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  6. Thank goodness it was you making all that noise, I thought I might be witnessing a government experiment.

    What a wonderful gift your son has given you, I know you'll treasure it always and display it with love.

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  7. Absolutely wonderful! I love that your son made this for you, now you will always treasure it for ever and ever.

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  8. That is a cool cow. I'll bet you were really surprised. Your son did a wonderful job carving and staining it. He may have started something. Happy upcoming birthday. Please let us know when it is.
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  9. I think I heard you! Love your beautiful cow Marty, it looks great and is truly a one of a kind gift:@)

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  10. Enjoy your cow...your son was so sweet to make it. The things my son and husband has made for me over the years are, by far, my favorite things. :) Or for a daughter to give you something that you have wanted forever!! Makes ones heart swell almost to the point of exploding.:))
    xo bj

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  11. Happy B'day Marty, Look! She's smiling!!! xoxo Debra

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  12. Happy Birthday, Marty. Your gift is so sweet, even more perfect because it was made by your son!

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  13. What a wonderful gift. There is nothing better than someone you love making something by hand for you. I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Dianne

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  14. What a great gift! And what a thoughtful gift!

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  15. What a sweetie your son is, Marty! Sons and their Mom's . . .there is a special bond there. It looks wonderful and it is the perfect size for your wall.

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  16. I am CRACKING UP! There are not many of us who would squeal over a cow! But I can just imagine your face! I love it when something just hits you in the face being so perfect!
    He did a fabulous job!
    So pre - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Many hugs! Hope to see you in a few months...Me.

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  17. That is really neat, Marty!

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  18. Marty,
    What a sweet thing for your son to do. And this cow means all the more because he made it! It really is wonderfully rustic and you have found a great home for him. But, what is his name?
    Yvonne

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  19. Happy birthday Marty! Love it and it looks so nice with the sheep picture...you have a wonderful son!

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  20. Don't you just feel so blessed when something like this happens! Know you will enjoy it and feel loved everytime you see your cow!!

    I didn't know you were a August Birthday girl too! Happy birthday!!!

    Bill was trying to pull off a surprise party for me this weekend but he had to spill the beans as I was making plans to go to lunch with a friend at the same time he planned the party.

    bee blessed
    mary

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  21. Nothing is better than something made with love from your child!!! It is beautiful!!! Have a beautiful week!!!

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  22. The gift is wonderful because it something u wanted and someone u love very much made if for you, because he love u! Does not get any better than that!!!

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  23. That is so great! Your son's a great guy!

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  24. Hi Marty! Oh, how cute! What a wonderful son you have to do this for you! He looks so handsome hanging on your wall! Spoiled is a good thing! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  25. Ohhhh how absolutely wonderful. And even more special that its from your son. handmade for you by him. LOVE it!

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  26. Marty, love your new cow..so cute! Your whole kitchen is beautiful and so warm and inviting....the fact that your son was kind enough to make this for you, makes it that much sweeter!! Take care....

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  27. What a terrific son Marty, I love it! Your right that's the perfect spot for it! Martina

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  28. What a special gift from your son. I love it!

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  29. Is that what that sound was? lol.. great cow, talented son, and lucky you! and happy birthday!
    xo
    vivian

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  30. That is great Marty. I can't believe they made that. Looks so good hanging there and thanks for sharing at the party.

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  31. What a wonderful gift from your son! Somebody was listening!!!! I love your cow and just where you placed it. XO, Pinky

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  32. Marty,

    Your gift is wonderful! What a sweet thing for your son to do!

    Enjoy, and have a delightful birthday!

    Blessings,
    Kathy

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  33. Your family must have a DIY gene. That is just so cute and well made. Since he made it, you'll be sentimentally attached to it. Those are the things that will go to the nursing home with me. I think that will look quite nice in "the home!" Just kidding!!!

    Blessings,
    Haven

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  34. That was sweet & your son did an excellent job on it!

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  35. Beautiful--what a great surprise gift!

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  36. What a wonderful piece of woodcarving ... and how precious a gift! You are truly blessed, in both the gift and considerate giver. Have a marvelous birthday, Marty.

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  37. I think I heard you in Illinois, Marty!!!!
    JK
    I would have squealed loud too!
    This is so great and the fact that he made it for you.... without you asking? God bless his little old heart.

    THAT is a wonderful and sweet gift.
    Happy day to you!
    xx
    A

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  38. Marty what a wonderful thoughtful gift that I know you will cherish forever!

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  39. I like your cow and it looks mooperfect in your kitchen!!! Since your son made it for you....that makes it even moooore special! Everyone deserves to be spoiled a little! Thanks for sharing and Happy Bday!

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  40. Marty, What a wonderful gift from your son and even more special that he made it for you. It is a fabulous addition to your kitchen. Happy upcoming birthday!
    xo,
    Sherry

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  41. This is so sweet! What a wonderful treasure and sure to become a family heirloom. I can see that your family loves and honors you...and from getting to know you, I can certainly understand why.

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  42. Oh Marty what a wonderful gift from your son! It is the perfect addition to your beautiful kitchen! The best gifts are the ones that are made with love and the talents God has given us to share with others.

    Blessings on our birthday whenever it was!!

    Hugs, sherry

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  43. I agree that it fits just perfectly in your kitchen. You are SO BLESSED to have a son who can do things like that. What a great job! (And I'm proud to say that I picked right up on the change in the first picture.)

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  44. I think I heard that squeal in Georgia and rightfully so!

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  45. Oh ya I heard that squeal here in my kitchen aslo.

    How funny a wooden cow can make us so happy

    But then since a specail person made it makes it so much more a treasure

    janice

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  46. Happy late or happy early birthday. What a neat gift. And to make it even better, it was made by your son. Awesone
    Love it

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  47. Your son is really talented and isn't he the sweetest son to make you one carved cow? It's perfect on your wall, Marty. Happy Birthday!...Christine

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  48. That's one great Son. He did a great job on Mr. Steer and I'm loving it paired with your picture.

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  49. Happy birthday. What a great gift! I know you will treasure it.

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  50. Hi lovely lady.
    I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday sweet lady. He did a Great Job Marty.
    XXOO Diane

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  51. Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY Marty!! I think that was the perfect gift! He's got your number for sure! *winks*

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  52. How nice and so thoughtful of your son. So glad you were thrilled with your gift. Happy Birthday to a very nice person.

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  53. Marty,

    that is the cutest thing! What a sweetie of a son you have. Would he mind making about a hundred or so more for all of us in blogland who want one now? just kidding...sort of.

    It looks great above the sheep picture...which I LOVE to.

    Hugs,

    Nancy

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  54. Oh my...I'm so rude...I forgot to say


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Guess I was as excited about that cow as you were!

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  55. Since you mentioned to me you'd be showing a cow, I had to come see. You are very lucky to have such a caring and talented son, who obviously makes you very proud! The cow is really nice, and I'm sure you'll love it for years to come.

    On a totally different note, I really love the wood rooster you have too!

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  56. What a sweet gift, he has got talent! Love your new cow.
    Where have I been to have just found your blog. Love your style!

    I'm your newest follower!
    Michele

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  57. you lucky gal' you!!! :D :D I want one too.... sigh... but a horsey please!!!

    your home is so warm and welcoming. So extremely different from mine, but I LOVE it... :) Sometimes I wish I'd have 3 or 4 houses! *giggles*

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