Sunday, February 3, 2008

I'd Like To Introduce You To Miss Jean and Lovie

We have a new lovely blogging friend that I'd like to take this time to introduce you to. Above is Miss Jean, and you can visit her charming new blog (In The Garden With Miss Jean) here.
It is a rather convuluted story on how we met, but it was because of blogging and Kevin Bacon's rule of 7 that we happened to meet. You know, someone gets to talking to somebody else and you discover that you or the other person knows somebody you know. But anywho, Miss Jean (as so many of her friends affectionately call her) came over last week and I gave her the Blogging 101 tutorial. We didn't get a whole lot accomplished because we were too busy visiting and sharing stories about ourselves. Then there was Duhgall - he fell head over heals for Miss Jean, who loves Scottish Terriers and had a lovely and sweet little Scotty for years and years. She and her husband are looking to get another baby soon - but I will leave that up to her to divuldge the details to all of you.
This past Friday Miss Jean invited Duhgall and myself over to her charming home. She made me a beautiful lunch and tea and served it on her red transferware dishes. I felt like a Queen! I also was treated to a wonderful tour of her home and I am having some serious sewing room envy. Ok, I know that we are not to covet our neighbor's things, but I have some serious coveting going on here. Keep reading her blog and you will see why. After drooling over her Scotty collections, her sewing room, her enormouslygiganticus stash of fabrics, we got on with setting up her blog. Miss Jean took copious notes and was a very good student! She now has her bloggidy up and running and is on the road to meeting lots of new friends and enjoying the wonderful ladies out there in our blogging community. So please, take a moment and visit her. For those of you who love to quilt, Miss Jean will surely inspire you with her work and her love of quiting and all things Scotty. So WELCOME, my friend, and enjoy!

Ok, now on to Lovie. She is my Valentine's Day doll that I just finished. I am going to be sending her to a sweet friend this week. She, like Matilda, is my own design and was lots of fun to make.

Here are the girls - visiting before Lovie goes to her new home.

Lovie sports pink polka dots rather well. Her little apron has a heart pocket for stashing little love notes in. I cannot divuldge who Lovie is going to, but I know she will be meeting lots of other little friends whilst at her new home.


Nancy said...

Well there is another cute little doll. You have quite a talent. Whoever gets her will be very lucky.
I am going to visit your friends blog.

Esther Sunday said...

Miss Jean and Lovie - they are both so sweet!!!! Lovie is just precious!! Great job, as always. I'll skip on over to say hi to Miss Jean. Love ya, Esther

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Morning Becky,

Lovie is adorable! You have such a talent and I'm loving that cherry pillow on your sidebar :) I'll pop over to visit Miss Jean.

Hope you have a relaxing rainy Sunday.


Anonymous said...

Hi Becky,

I am also new to the blog world and wanted to introduce myself. I have had you under my favorites for quite awhile now. Found you through Jennifer at The Old Painted Cottage. I have never done this before but am going to give it a try. So nice to meet you and hope you get a chance to check out my new blog.



Susie said...

Hi Becky,
Miss Jean looks like a sweet, lovely lady. I'll drop in and say hi. Love your Valentine doll. Reminds me I need to do some Valentine decorating :)

Anonymous said...

What sweet little photo items listed throughout, including the lovely tail wagging duo. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, I forgot to say that your banner is just so very, very sweet!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Well, as soon as I am thru here I am going to visit Miss Jean! Thank you so much for the intro! Anyone who has red transferware is ok in my book!

Love, love love - Lovie! She is adorable!

Linda said...

Lovie, your Valentine doll is darling..
Nice to meet Miss Jean, I'll be popping over to her place for a visit. Hugs, Linda

Rosemary said...

Thanks for introducing us!!
I will go and check out her new blog.
Very cute dolls, by the way.

Denise said...

Oh it is so nice to meet your new friend......and oh I love your doll....... I have about three started but have not had time to get out there.... you inspire me....... blessing today to you and your modest stash of fabric..hahahhahah

Miss Jean said...

Not that I really like having my picture taken in the first place, but now all of blog land gets to suffer! Lovie, Matilda and I could be triplets!!! LOL!!

Really, thanks again for all of your help and your friendship. Can I be Doogs Aunty Jean?

Cottage Contessa said...

I will definitely be trotting off to introduce myself to Miss Jean asap! Lovie is fabulous, she's a real doll (pun intended!lol). Ok,ok I'll go now sweetie........
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Alison Gibbs said...

I am off to meet Miss Jean,
Cute Lovie.

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

Hi Becky,
Lovie is very,very sweet, you are so talented.
I will pop over and introduce myself to Miss Jean now.
Sandi x

Shelley said...

Hello Dear Becky, well you have created yourself another sweet gal. Miss Lovie is just divine! Thanks for sharing your new blogging friend with us. I will go over and make myself acquainted with dear Miss Jean, right away.


Regina said...

Hello Becky
Your Valentine doll looks so sweet.
I'll drop in and say hi.
Have a nice day,

Anonymous said...

I love your dolls Becky!

Lallee said...

I would love to visit Miss Jean. I'm feeling a little dense--where is her link?

Lovie is so adorable. You need to go into the doll business! They are fabulous.

Hugs to you and Doogs,

Andi said...

Welcome Miss Jean!!! I'll have to stop by her blog and say hello.

Adorable dolls!

Mamma Millan said...

Hello , what a lovely blog you have...Just beautiful!

nice doll you have make pretty!!

And so quite dogs. I have also 2ogs, tibetanska terriers-

hugs from Sweden!!!

becky up the hill said...

Hello Miss nice to see your blog and know their is a yet another kindred spirit in my neck of the woods. I'm not an official blogger, so couldn't leave a comment on your here tis..'Welcome from Jamestown'..and it was so nice of Becky to help you out..also Becky that little new doll is adorable..hope you girls had some sun today? Sunny and breezy at my house!

Mary Isabella said...

What a sweet little doll...Mary said...

I have to remember that some of the blogs don't roll to the new month automatically. I didn't realize you had two Feb. posts.

I LOVE Lovie. You need to start making more of your dolls. They are just so special.

I'm going to head over and say "hello" to Miss Jean!


SweetAnnee said...

Hi sweetie..I just visited Miss Jean..she's sweet
and I know I'm gonna love her!!

Tell Dughal I said goodnight!!

FourSistersInACottage said...

OH BECKY I AM SO HAPPY that you and Jean found each other. Isn't this whole Blog-land a BLESSING???
I finally had some time to catch up with your blog and I just LOVE "Lovie". Your talent AMAZES ME!!! And like you said, we should be envious of others things and talents, well, I must confess, I am envious of your talent and house!!! THERE...I SAID IT!!!
I'm going to skip over to Jean's blog and say hello to her.
Thanks so much for all your blogging inspiration. YOU ROCK!!!
Hugs and Love,
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

BittersweetPunkin said...

What a sweet photo and how wonderful of you to give the blogging tutorial!
I love your dollies...

Natasha Burns said...

How lovely of you to introduce Miss Jean, I'll go visit now.
And LOVING Lovie!!!! You make the cutest things Becky!!!

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

You do meet a lot of wonderful people blogging. It is great to have a new friend. I luv the dolls. Thanks for sharing!! Connie

LAUREN at Faith Fuel- said...

The apron has a little pocket for love notes? How cute!

By the way, after reading your last post, I then had a dream one night later that I got a little wheaten scotty dog!! I was laughing delightedly in the dream.

Here's the clincher- I had a dream about a dog making me laugh just days before we got our beloved wheaten terrier-mix, Harry(over five years ago)!! So maybe I'm going to find a little wheaten scotty to add in to our family!!!!!!

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Just wanted to thank you for sharing your old valentine images.
Visit me at Sugarplum Cottage and register to win some tags with valentine images on them. I will evenually use your images on tags. I simple love old cards and have several of them myself. God has blessed you with a great talent. Rose Marie

Tara said...

Welcome, welcome! Nice for you to highlight her so we all know!

Auntie Joy said...

Thanks for introducing us to Miss Jean. Either you are an incredible teacher or Miss Jean is a very quick study, she has taken to the blogging thing with quite a gusto...Her blog and yours are both wonderful. Thanks for sharing! JOY!

Heidi said...

Hi there Becky! I thought it was high time I got caught up with you once again. I get too busy and blogging gets put aside for a while. I am working on lots of projects and a new tutorial. You can see two of the other projects on my blog.

You are just such a sweetheart with helping Miss Jean start up her blog. I will be going over to have a look soon.

Lovie is amazing! You have a special gift for making these dolls which is coming out. She looks so happy visiting with Matilda and I am sure she will be very happy when she reaches her new home.

Meow to Doogs from Dagi. Kitty kisses!

Hugs ~

Cowboys & Custard said...

Hi Becky
Thank you for your introduction to Miss Jean and your enchanting Lovie doll..
How can you bear to part with her ?
You will have to make a male doll to keep your lone lady doll company.. then maybe they will make lots of little baby dolls???
I am going to go visit Miss Jean now..

Love to you

melissa @ the inspired room said...

What a great story! Miss Jean and Lovie, how adorable are they?

Oh, Becky, I've missed you so! I've been such a bad blogger friend...I don't know how everyone does it, I just cannot keep up for the life of me! You are the best of friends and I think of you often!


black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Becky, Oh those dollies are so sweet! I will go over and check on Miss Jean's blog. Susan

IsabellaCloset said...

Becky, I LOVE my Lovie doll!!! She is soooo adorable and you my dear are such a sweetheart for making her for me.. God bless you!
Hugs & love ~Mary~ :-}