Friday, December 19, 2008

A Wonderful Surprise!

It is amazing how the kindness of others can really make a persons heart soar.

I received a package in the mail from my friend, Michelle French, who has been a loyal Pug Notes customer since 2002.

The joy and surprise that that wonderful package brought is not able to be fully expressed with words. She included a sweet note that said I hope you do not yet have one of these...

She bought me this amazing pug ornament!

I hung it in my family room so I can see it all of the time. Everytime I see it that same feeling of happiness and surprise just washes over me. Thank you so much Michelle!

Michelle has been a loyal supporter of my artwork and new product ideas often giving more ideas for me to think about and develop.

It is the wonderful people that I meet on this journey that really make my life truly wonderful and meaningful to me.

Here are pictures of her two beautiful puggies that she generously shared with me so that I may publish them in my Meet the Pugs section of my Pug Notes Quarterly Newsletter.

Augie


Pee-Nut
Pee-Nut just turned 13 on December 1st. Help me wish her a Happy Birthday by leaving a comment and saying hello. :)
Roxy's mom just wrote a wonderful post about how just being yourself can touch people in ways that you never know. She is so right. Thank you so much Michelle. You really made my day!
Happy Friday Everyone!

38 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

Love your new ornament! So kind of your friend Michelle! You now have a pug that's all bling.....lol!

Have a great weekend Melissa!

Jill Beninato said...

That is the cutest ornament! I love the bling as well...Don't you just love it when someone finds you the perfect gift!

Laura said...

Bling, bling, bling - so pretty! And Happy Birthday Pee-Nut!

Rachel said...

blingy pug fun! how cool! I am so inspired by recent posts from everyone about all these pug ornaments! I need more!

Mare said...

Awww That ornament is just beautiful! I keep my favorite ornaments out all year long! You can find little animal and Santa bobbles all over this place, no matter what the season! Have a great weekend...:)

Dozer and Coop said...

Emmit, did you pose for that ornament? It looks just like you! Your Mum is a friend magnet, we know because we're one of the many drawn to her! BOL!

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

Charlie said...

That ornament ROCKS! How pretty :) And those puggy girls are so cute I just wanna kiss their faces!

Sherry said...

Really special gift indeed for a very special person.

Pearl said...

What a sweet gift from Michelle! I have always thought Christmas is such a special time for kindness.

We left Emmitt an award on our bloggie yesterday! He might already have it, but that's okay. We just love him! :)

Liss said...

that is just lovely! Happy Birthday Pee-nut

Chrispea said...

Really purdy ornament! ;) Happy Birthday Pee-nut. That was my Oskar & Louie's mama's name!!

Diana Evans said...

hi Melissa....that is a fab ornament!!! I love it!! all that bling....

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Hugs
Diana

Abby Creek Art said...

What a sweet gift! Kinda looks like Emmitt. You have such wonderful friends because YOU are such a wonderful friend!

Maisie and I send holiday kissies!

Diane said...

What a sweet ornament & how thoughtful. Melissa, you are such a sweetheart! I can tell how much you appreciate the kindness of others & I whole heartedly agree with everything you've written in your post today. A very happy birthday to that sweet little Pee-Nut.
xoxo
Diane

Lisa M Griffin said...

What a cool ornament... gotta love the sparkle!
Thanks for sharing.

Puglette said...

oh my! that is just the sweetest gift! i love the sparkly puggy! i would keep that out on display all year long!
happy friday!
hugs,
puglette
:o)

Nevis said...

What lovely bling! And Pee-nut is just TOO adorable!

Fannie said...

Happy Birthday to Pee-Nut!

Just be yourself--great thought. Thanks for sharing!

Nice ornament and gift.

Harry Pugalicious said...

That puggie ornament is so pretty!!!! Augie and Pee-Nut are lucky to have such a thoughtful Mom. Happy Barkday Pee-Nut!!!

Candace Trew Camling said...

OH!! Wonderful! I love the ornament, but her dogs are too precious too!
I think blogging is a blessing for those who work from home..(myself included) I feel that I have met really amazing and talented people...like you!!

Ruth Welter said...

Melissa...what gorgeous pugs your customer has. What a wonderful ornament she sent you...it is beautiful. I can tell it made your day.

I hope you have a great holiday.

Ruth

Punchbugpug said...

What a FAB ornament!

I am a FIRM believer in "just be yourself"....it is hard to achieve, but oh so worth it!

Sandra y Coco said...

What a nice gesture she had! Happy belated birthday Pee-nut!

2DogStudio said...

What an extraordinary ornament! I love rhinestones and have a few cherished pins I wear during the holiday season. Enjoy your holidays Melissa! Wendy

Candace Trew Camling said...

we are from Grand Rapids, but I was born in bay city. I went to Kendall College of Art and Design. My mom, however, got her masters of Social work from U of M. I love Ann arbor! Its a great place!
its such a small world!
make sure you say happy howlidays to emmitt for me!

Dewey Dewster said...

Aw Melissa and Emmitt...

Thanks fer stopin' by our blog and fer the nice comments....Gram says she sees that ya like art too....doesn't it make ya tear up sometimes when ya see that someone can create somethin' so lovely with their own hands either in words or artwork ? Pugs just have the sweetest cutest little faces and the ornament is just lovely.....your delight must have made Michele very happy... Happy Holidays !!!

Dewey Dewster here....

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a cute ornie! That was so very thoughtful of Michelle!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

TooCutePugs said...

What a wonderful ornament!

Happy Birthday Pee-Nut!

Thanks for another beautiful, inspiring post, Melissa.

Michelle said...

Dear Melissa, thank you for including me in your blog. I have to make a confession - I have never "blogged", so this will be my first entry. Your words were so kind, and I would like to thank all of the bloggers for their kind words. Thank you all for your comments about Pee-Nut and Augie. Pee-Nut had a very sleepy 13th birthday. She cuddled in her new bed almost all day. I would like to share with everyone how happy your Pugnotes artwork makes me. I have it everywhere, and it makes me smile whenever I look at it. I just wanted to do something nice in return. Melissa, I'm thrilled that you liked the ornament, and I was so thrilled that I had the chance to speak to you as well. There is something about a Pug that can just bring people together. I have met so many nice people because of my Pugs. Best wishes to all and to all Puggies.

Clover said...

Hi Melissa and Emmitt!
What a sweet post. :) I am glad you got such a wonderful surprise from your friend. It is beautiful!!
Love Clover xo

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Haroo!

Happy Birthday!

It is nice to meet you. We found you through Maggie and Mitch's blog!

Your art is fantastic.

Love, Gus and Waldo (and Dog Mom)

Nancy and the fatties said...

Dear Aunty Melissa:
What on earth did yew just say. I am worried about my mama. Ever since she read your post, she has been sittin her chair saying AWWWWWWW, AWWWWWWWW, AWWWWWWW. I think she likes Penut. Can you please tell her Penut HAS HER OWN FAMILY so she will pay attention to me?
kisses to you and Emmy,
Anniebelly Bossybritches

Sunny said...

Happy Birthday to Pee-Nut!
Gorgeous ornament too, it's amazing how the little things are the most important.

marianne said...

Wonderful bling bling!
And the doggies are so sweet!
When they are a little old they are so adorable.....

The Devil Dog said...

That is a wonderful gift. You know, when I wrote that post I didn't think it would have such an effect on people. I was afraid of being seen as preachy. The comments were amazing. I love reading about you and your family. I just wished you lived closer. It would be a ball to get together you and your sister, me and mine and my mom too. Did you go to the E.W. Poore site? You can see more of her scarves. She has sold four off them. It is so cool!
Anyway, we love you too!

Roxy's mom, Roxy & Lucky

lizzyl said...

What fun! It is great to have friends like that. But you deserve it Melissa! :) Her pugs are so cute. Happy Birthday Pee-Nut!

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

This is a great post! Nice people here!!!

Tiddly Inks said...

Isn't it nice how sometimes customers become friends? :) I have a few of those and it makes it completely worthwhile.