Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Checks, Bluebirds, Tagged and Make My Day Award

I made the heart for a friend, but thought I'd share it before boxing it up. It is made of old red gingham fabric with simple and sweet daisies tossed about all over it. A little daisy charm, a vintage yellow button, old baby rick-rack and millinary make it look more summery.

This little tin child's toy plate hangs out with an assortment of Scotty Dogs. I love the graphics of these old toys. I only found one of these, but now I am on the prowl for more!!!

Last week I was given the You Make My Day award from Heidi, over at Gold Country Girls, and wanted to say thank you a whole bunch for being so kind and thinking of me. Heidi doesn't live too far from me and we just need to meet someday! Heidi also has a knack for collecting all things vintage, kitsch and cute! Stop by sometime and visit her ~ you will meet a sweetheart of a gal!
Now, many weeks ago (time sure flies by) I was tagged by those sweet Melbourne girls, Jenn and Jacqui, to list seven WIERD facts about myself. So ya ready? I'll make it quick:

I have to make by beds first thing in the morning.

I pay attention to teeth and cringe when I see plaque buildup on people's teeth (it is the dental assistant thing in me).

Don't like it when adults yell at children in public and treat them less than human (lets not get me going about having leashes on kids).

Clean laundry makes me happy and I have to use Downey rinse (lavender and vanilla = fresh).

I have cream colored carpets and tile and don't like shoes worn inside our home.

There is a huge garbage bag filled with socks that need to be matched up and put away.

When I drink milk, I have to have something sweet to go with it.


Miss Jean said...

Becky: Good thing I go to the dentist constantly for cleanings.... I had to leave a store oncer (starts with W ends with Mart) because some person (certainly no lady) was yelling at her little toddler. Anyway, nothing wierd about your list-all make perfect sence to me! Let's call them endearments. I'll travel with my slippers in the car now! LOL

Am I getting the feeling you have a bluebird thing going on?

Nunnie's Attic said...

Your so funny, Becky. The first thing I notice about a person is their teeth. They don't necessarily have to be straight...just clean. I like a big smile on people. And while I don't like to hear people berating their kids in public either, I think I hate when parents don't discipline their unruly, obnoxious kids even more.

Your heart is darling. I love decorating with hearts. And stars!


Esther Sunday said...

Also great to know more about you my friend - the socks one killed me. I have bunches of socks that get lost from the laundry basket to the washer/dryer. Yep, I am convinced there is a laundry sock thief in our home - its not me, right? Hey, love the cutie things below to! Love, Esther

BittersweetPunkin said...

LOL...ditto on the rug/shoes...I have a sign in my entryway that says "No Shoes" rainy here in the Pacific Northwest and if I didn't my rugs would be a wreck!!
The heart you stitched is very sweet!

Susie Q said...

I love all your fun things around the house. I too love whimsy and fun...what would life be without it?

I am a tooth person too...which reminds me that I need to make an appointment for a cleaning! I had to cancel mine when I was ill last week!

Can not stand yelling at children in public...or anyone for that matter. I have gotten my self in a few jams due to this when I get involved but I cannot help it and am never sorry.

Maybe some of your socks are mixed up with mine 'cause I have some that the mates are really lost!
Where do the poor things go??

Love the heart...soooo cute.


Alison Gibbs said...

Great post Becky.
Fun learning more about you.
Love the gingham heart.

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Becky, your gingham heart is so adorable! You know I love hearts:>) I dont think any of your seven items are weird! The smell of clean laundry always makes me happy too, and if I have line dried sheets I am in heaven!

Heidi Ann said...

Thank you so much, Becky!! You are so sweet! I thought of you when my sisters and I were out shopping downtown over the weekend!

Cowboys & Custard said...

Dearest Becky
This sounds so familiar... home from home!
My hackles rise whenever I hear parents verbally abusing their children with shouts and intimidation.. It upsets me so much!
I must have the knickers equivalent to your sock bin liner...
Your gingham heart is utterly charming!
I have a whole tin tea set similar to your sweet little plate... email me if you are interested??
Much love to you.
P.s Promise to catch up with you soon when the school hols are finished!

the feathered nest said...

Very cute heart Becky! I don't like seeing kids being yelled at or being treated meanly by their parents.


Andi said...

Love your list...sure glad I have my teeth cleaned regularly!!!

Rosemary said...

Congrats on your award.
I have that same teeth thing.(I used to be a Dental Assistant too)
I just love pretty teeth.
Love the heart that you made.
Have a lovely evening.

Stephanie said...

I love anything hearts, that one is the cutest tho !

Have a good day,

Meggie said...

Loved reading your meme, Becky. Thanks for sharing. I LOVE the smell of fresh laundry and I, too, notice a person's teeth first thing.

Linda said...

Hi Becky, what a darling heart...your friend is sure to love it.
Congratulations on your award, you are most deserving.
I loved reading your wierds:). I think we have the same sock bag going. Hugs, Linda

Natasha Burns said...

Love learning more about you Becky! That rinse sounds great, I'll have to pick some up when I come over there later this year... fresh smelling laundry is wonderful! It's the putting-it-away part that bothers me!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Becky,

I am loving that little plate! It was fun learning more about you too :)


Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Congrats on your award Becky!

Your list didn't sound weird to me, you sound normal! :-)

Now, come on by to get a good chuckle over a puppy post...we need to do one of Doogs so he doesn't get jealous...



Maria said...

Gorgeous things once again :)

Becky, I have tagged you for an award on my blog :)

Love that little clock you have under your banner. I can see what time it is over your way.


Shelby said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

I loved the Unchained Melody on your blog while I perused the post :)

Cottage Contessa said...

Love that little sweet heart, I'm sure your friend will love it too! Congratulations on your award, and your tag was a fun read! Hope you're having a lovely week sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Becky! You are soo cute! Thanks for playing along with the tag. Love the no shoes thing, the socks in the bag waiting for a match-up, making the beds first thing, are you sure you didn't copy mine!! lol

Love the heart you made, so pretty. We will keep our eyes open for you for Scottie things on our prowls for Westie things!! lol

We have some news in the Nest, come on over (with a huge Latte) when you get a minute !

Jenn and Jacqui xoxox
and smooches to ((((Doogs )))

Mary Isabella said...

I totally agree I do not like to hear anyone yell at a child. For that matter why yell in anger at anyone??? Smiles

Auntie Joy said...

Hi Becky,
Everything is so pretty in you home. I also had to catch up on posts that I had missed and I loved seeing the pictures of Yosemite. I haven't been ther for years, but looks like I need to make a trip soon!

Kristen said...

Who would have thunk it! A bag of socks! :) You had me laughing! I always have a laundry basket full of clothes that are clean folded and ready to be put away. But somehow or other there is always something that comes up and I end up emptying it right before I clean the next load. It seems too easy, right!!??? :)

Heidi said...

Hi Becky! What a pretty heart. You have really been sewing up a storm lately. I think it is great.

I just gave you the Excellent blogger award so please stop by my blog and pick it up. It is a well deserved award for you dear friend.

I agree that you should try and meet up with Heidi (only wish I was that Heidi) if you live close. I have met a blogging friend living in the same city and she is so wonderful to sit for hours and chat with. It has been really rewarding to be able to become friends with her.

Kitty greetings to Doogs from Dagi!

Hugs ~
Heidi and Dagi

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Hi sweet girl!

I can totally relate to most everything on your list..great post!


The Old Painted Cottage said...

Hi sweet girl!

I can totally relate to most everything on your list..great post!


regina barnett said...

I don't like shoes woren in my home either. I like to try to keep things clean my carpet the most. But i can't get everyone to follow the rule. would be nice. LOL

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky, I agree about the teeth, and my husband is with you on the milk, but I'm not so sure about the harnesses.

My aunt had five kids under 5 (2 sets of twins and one in the middle, including one boy with cerebral palsy) and she couldn't go out in public with them when they were little without a harness. I've never used a harness on my kids, though.



Lallee said...

I adore that little heart. Love the fabric!

Once you get the socks sorted, let me know if you still have mismatches. Their matches might me in my pile or orphans.

You'll be happy to know I visit my hygienist every six months.

Laura said...

Clean laundry makes me happy too, so you would think that I would do it more regularly and make myself happy. It is also my most favorite smell...clean clean clean...don't get me started on how much I love TIDE!!! Bottle that sucker and I would spray it all over me.

daisy cottage said...

I am the luckiest friend ever!!!!!
I LOVE my heart - it is just perfect, perfect, perfect!!! Adorable! I
love everything - thank you so much Becky!!!!!!!!
You are awesome!


Anonymous said...

I love the heart you gave Daisy Cottage. Kim is so lucky! And, I too despise when adults scream at children in public, well any time for that matter.