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Tuesday, 12 August 2008

ABC Wednesday - D & Dragon Hunt Day 4


I've done very little posting or visiting this past week, but I'll soon be back to normal.
This will be a long post - maybe it will make up for my absence recently.

So far in this round of ABC Wednesday I've posted fossils. This week, for letter D, I want to post a dragon fossil.
Well, it isn't quite a fossil, more of a fake.

To start at the beginning, for Christmas in 2002 my daughter Viv sent me a present from Wales.
It was packed in this small wooden crate.


When I opened the crate I found papers.


And then I saw this lovely dragon.


This label was fixed to the back.

These are the front and back of the two papers in the crate. They will enlarge if you want to read them.




I love the way this "fossil" has been put together, and the work that's gone into the accompanying papers. It's a much-appreciated gift.

ABC Wednesday was started by Mrs Nesbitt. More D entries can be found on the ABC Wednesday no-comment blog, and on the ABC Wednesday Mr Linky blog.
All these pages are well worth visiting.


I'm also offering this to Melli for her Dragon Hunt which started last Sunday!


31 comments:

Aileni said...

Nicely done.

Texas Travelers said...

I loved this.
Well done.

Nice "D" today.
Our "D's" are Done, Click here.
We added a Dragonfly update.
Troy and Martha

CaBaCuRl said...

I LOVE this...what a great post for D. And what a fabulous gift, both in the way it was put together & in the thoughtfulness of the giver!I'm sure it has become one of your most treasured 'fossils'.

sally in norfolk said...

great post and great gift too :-)

Miss_Yves said...

Well done!
i saw the wonderful embroidery on the ABC wednesday blog!
miss yves

Dr.John said...

A good hoax is to be rejoiced in. I loved the dragon " fossil".

Liz said...

That is brilliant!! I love it. I shall have to look out for these fossils.

photowannabe said...

What a lot of work went into that gift. its a great post for the letter D.
Did you see that Granny Smith posted about Dragons too?

Damama T said...

AMAZING! I love that you included the papers for us to read.

Katney said...

Look for Granny Smith's post. You and she are kindred spirits.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

: D

babooshka said...

Well done on such a fabulous fake choice for d. that was a wonderful wheeze. Aperfect gift.

leslie said...

This is fascinating! And what a fantastic gift to receive. :D

Bear Naked said...

What a delightful gift you received from your daughter.

Bear((( )))

jientje said...

That's a very nice gift, you must have been thrilled with this one!

Blue said...

I use to sell them in the Celtic shop I managed.
My planned D for this week was inspired by you but never got out to photograph it - so maybe next time...

magiceye said...

very interesting

Denise said...

Lovely! The anticipation of opening a parcel is one I ambsolutely love! When I deliver a wedding commission I enjoy the packaging process more than anything else....oh apart from getting paid for it! LOL!

Old Wom Tigley said...

A fantastic 'D' post... and what gift that was for you..:O)

Melli said...

Ohhhhhhh my gosh! Your daughter is AMAZING to have FOUND that for you!!! I can't imagine a greater gift for a Dragonstar than this! You are right - the imagination and creativity that went into creating is what makes it SO much fun!!! I'm thinking I know a couple of people who may NEED an authentic dragon in their life... Thanks for this FABULOUS share!!!

Carver said...

That is so interesting how it's put together to look real. I love it and it's great for Melli's dragon hunt.

Nydia said...

Your daughter knows and loves you very much for giving such a creative and cool gift! What a wonderful surprise it must have been!! Lovely!

Kisses from Nydia.

Patty said...

Very cool! I love the dragon

Tommy V said...

That is so cool. What a great D for ABC Wednesday.

Helena said...

This is wonderful! Proof at last, eh? LOL! Bob isn ot going to like this but Dilly will love it! LOL!

CherryPie said...

What great fun :-) I bet you loved receiving that :-)

ellen b said...

Ha! That's a fabulous gift. Perfect for D and you blog too!!

Suburbia said...

Looks like a proper dragon! Such a novel present and perfect for you!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

It's lovely and I would treasure it if it were mine. How cleverly you have put together this post, dragonstar.

the teach said...

This is a great post for dragons and Melli's Dragon Hunt! You literally discovered t his dragon! I have a dragon up too! :)

becky voyles said...

Very interesting D post. Dragon. What else would your's be? LOL I would cherish that gift forever.