We picked up Maggie's cremains. The tears came again when we opened the box. She was 10 lbs. One would think with her large heart and soul that there would be more than a snack-bag-size of remains. We are looking at handmade jars. That would be suitable for Maggie. The nice woman who handles the cremations for the vet's office took Maggie's footprint on a piece of pink marble-like clay, adding her name to it. It is a nice touch. Our vet is the best. They sent a lovely card. The techs, vet and the office woman all included personal notes. The vet called her The Princess. She had cried with us.
People are trying to give us dogs to speed the healing process. We will not be ready for a while to find a new family member. Some day, a soul will get our attention and come home with us.
I was feeling so lost, I needed to do something. I decided to try my hand at more felting. My first flat piece is below. Stupidly, I cut it into the right shape before doing a small edge to be sure it was fully felted. I did not realize that until I put it into the washer with another piece to get the edges nicely felted. I should of whip-stitched them instead. The felt will be a book cover, but not for the intended book. Live and learn. I will take a photo of the new piece of felt in a few days. I am on a book cover trend at the moment. Photos when they are finished.
I also did a bit of needlefelting. Okay, a lot of needle felting. It had been a long time since I did this, so I made an item from a book to practice using the felting needles. Needlefelting is mindless- you do not need to focus too much, but enough to go slowly and to keep from impaling yourself with the needles.
I miss Maggie.