small project LONG story

shrty411July 5, 2008

NEVER intended to do any kind of memorial for my son in mosaic.

Apparently, I was wrong

I bought this little box at a garage sale and I was thinking of what to do with it. I was going to call is small stuff...kind of a play on how a lot of people call me short stuff. Then this popped in my head and wouldn't leave.

When Jason was in the hospital, I bought him a big bowl of cut up watermelon. After I left that evening, his uncle ( this guy made the 120 mile round trip AT LEAST once a week!!) and two cousins ( 9-10 ish) came to visit. He ended up sharing the watermelon with the boys. he talked and talked about how much he enjoyed that!! One day ( he was talking about this ) and he looked me in the eye and said "It's the little things, that's what's important, mom"

So, here it is..."it's the little things.."

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texaswild

Oh, SHRTY: How touching. You make such wonderful projects, especially boxes, and this one is no exception. W/you put some little mementos inside? You KNOW I like your color combo cuz I used the same two in my cross.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2008 at 11:46AM
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shrty411

I'm not sure yet Slow. I'm sure whoever put that in my head will let me know what it's supposed to hold!!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2008 at 11:56AM
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mermaidmosaics

Shrrty,

Such a lovely true sentiment and the box is wonderful!! Yes, you will come up the right treasures/mementos to put inside.

What kind of glass is that?/my favorite colors!!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2008 at 1:25PM
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cindiloo

Forgot to menion what a great job you did on the pc tiles!
And that blue van gogh is my favorite!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2008 at 1:33PM
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texasfern

Wonderful story and you do such great boxes!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2008 at 1:48PM
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sereneseen

What a wonderful project for a memorial. You will always remember it's true meaning. Your boxes are wonderful and I can't think of a better personal connection for you.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2008 at 2:31PM
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toomuchglass

What a great sentiment. (((((((( Shorty ))))))))

    Bookmark   July 5, 2008 at 9:27PM
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Calamity_J

Oh Shrty!!! WONDERFUL!!! Thank you for sharing! I KNOW I'll make something special in memory of my baby grand daughter who died 1 wk before she was born! Thank you again for sharing this!!! God Bless You!!!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2008 at 9:48PM
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stjohnsgypsy

What a heartful story......I can so relate.......you did a wonderful job on the memory box.....I am deeply touched.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2008 at 10:49AM
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shrty411

Ooh, Jane so sorry!! I'm sure inspiration will hit you at the right time

thanks everyone

The top is Van gogh glass and the bottom tiles are colorfusion tiles from Maryland Mosaics

    Bookmark   July 6, 2008 at 12:40PM
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SadieSadie

Beautiful -- the box and the story behind it!

Hugs,
SadieSadie

    Bookmark   July 6, 2008 at 12:43PM
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lovemosaics

What a touching project..so very sorry to hear about your son.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2008 at 2:25PM
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shrty411

FINISHED!!

Blue /green Van gogh on top. Others are colorfusion teal with some glitter and regular blue . Black grout

    Bookmark   July 15, 2008 at 1:23PM
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daisyme

Shrty, I loved the story and mostly that you found such a perfect way to bring that saying to life in a beautiful piece where it can be enjoyed and thought about. You did a lovely job...as usual. I love this box and the sentiment, which we all know is true and sometimes forget.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2008 at 4:04PM
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mermaidmosaics

shrty,

it turned out lovely, you did a wonderful heartfelt tribue and yes, it's true, and we tend to forget it.

i love the blue van gogh and have a bought a bunch of the colorfusion tile in assorted colors , glittery and metallic and not. love all that from maryland mosaics.

I'm sure you will look at this box often and think about Jason and the little things

    Bookmark   July 15, 2008 at 4:45PM
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texaswild

BEAUTIFUL, as all your boxes. Neat work too.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2008 at 9:00AM
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texasfern

I love all your boxes, and this is very special.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2008 at 11:08AM
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